"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
That’s a quote that sums up where Tina has been and where she still wants to go. Tina reports for KVUE and also works with breaking news and social media.
Tina came to Austin from WROC in Rochester, NY where she was the weekend anchor/reporter. During her three years at the station, she covered the aftermath of the tragic Christmas Eve ambush on the West Webster firefighters and the controversy surrounding bullied bus monitor Karen Klein. She also traveled to New York City for in-depth coverage of Hurricane Sandy, and the 10th anniversary of September 11.
Her first job in front of the camera was as a reporter at KFDA in Amarillo. While in that role, she flew with the Thunderbirds at Cannon AFB (doing 9G's!), and traveled hundreds of miles in one week to cover the massive wildfire outbreak that burned over a million acres in the Texas Panhandle. She then found out morning television was a passion when she became the station's morning newscast co-anchor.
Tina’s career in news began as a broadcast associate with the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and then Bob Schieffer. In that role she helped producers and correspondents from bureaus across the globe gather video for their stories. Tina said her most memorable projects included extensive coverage of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Washington D.C. sniper shootings.
The most significant story of her career so far has been the September 11, 2001 tragedy. Her work on that story earned an Emmy Certificate from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Tina's first job out of college was a broadcast associate for CBS News Productions, where she contributed to several documentary projects for the A&E Biography series and the Travel Channel. Her interest and love for broadcasting took shape during her years at The State University of New York at Oswego as a broadcasting major and news anchor at the college TV station WTOP. She also interned at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, NY and at a television-marketing firm in London, England.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Tina spends free time exploring Austin with her husband, trying out new restaurants and tweeting up a storm. She’s a huge sports fan, and you'll find her rooting for the Buffalo Bills, the Texas Longhorns, the New York Rangers and, of course, the Bombers from the Bronx -- the New York Yankees.
- Photos taken by KVUE's John Gusky at the Hamilton Pool