Get 2 Know Me
- I moved to Houston in January 2015, for a new gig at KPRC-TV.
- Attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where I majored in History.
- From there, graduate school at Columbia University School of Journalism, in New York City.
- Most of my family lives in New Orleans; however, my dad and one of my brothers have become adopted Texans!
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am, also, much more than that. So are we all.
James Baldwin, “Notes of a Native Son”
I’m a journalist thanks to my eighth grade English teacher, Mrs. Ragas. She encouraged me to write; so, I did. She also suggested I think about Broadcast News, suggesting I had a good voice. Despite not knowing what she meant – I took it and ran.
Nearly 20 years later, here I am, living a dream few get to proclaim as their reality.
Curiosity is a quality which bursts at the seams within my family’s dynamic. I’d be remiss if I didn’t give credit to my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – people who never failed to question. I guess said trait multiplied when it came to me.
Each day, my grandmother made it her business to watch the news with me nearby – her running commentary on the headlines piqued my interest.
Like clockwork, each day at noon, she would run in and out of her kitchen, cooking spoon in hand, to make sure she didn’t miss a story about which she needed to know. We also read the newspaper daily – further emphasizing the importance of being well-read, and in the know, so to speak.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 • 12:05 AM
Local nonprofit sending medical supplies to help Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian's devastation
Heidy Alvarez studied the spreadsheet she configured to make sure everything was right. Her Monday started early, with a tall task she and her crew could not have been happier to pull off.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 • 11:43 PM
Harris County sheriff's sergeant indicted after stepson accidentally shoots himself in head
A Harris County sheriff's sergeant has been indicted after his 4-year-old stepson accidentally shot himself in the head in 2018, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 • 12:16 AM
Deputies recount pursuit, arrest of Haskell on day 3 of Stay Family slayings trial
Most of the focus Wednesday, which was day three of Ronald Haskell's capital murder trial, centered on the moments after he admittedly killed Stephen and Katie Stay, along with four of their five...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 • 1:21 AM
Suspect accused of shooting deputy constable during traffic stop identified
A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer after authorities said he opened fire on a Precinct 7 deputy constable during an early-morning traffic stop.