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, March 19, 2019 • 3:35 AM
Rattlesnake Roundup, steeped with tradition, draws thousands to Texas big country
Ellen Mastel counted aloud, holding her slithering specimen with a wrangler's confidence. Mastel's curiosity was focused on the rattler's rings and whether each ring constituted a year of life.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 • 10:41 PM
Family accuses panhandlers of using dead grandfather's photo on sign
The family of an elderly man killed in a hit-and-run crash in 2018 have accused a pair of panhandlers of using his picture to solicit money from drivers at intersections throughout the Houston area.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 • 10:31 PM
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett staged attack to 'promote his career,' police say
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 • 4:34 AM
KPRC 2 Legal Analyst Brian Wice breaks down possible charges for officers in drug raid
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo maintained during a news conference Friday that the Houston Police Department had reason to investigate claims of drug activity at 7815 Harding Street.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 • 12:19 AM
Commissioners approve 7% budget increase, include plan for solving case backlog
Harris County Commissioner's Court on Tuesday rejected District Attorney Kim Ogg's request to hire 102 prosecutors, disagreeing with Ogg's claim that more prosecutors would clear a backlog of cases...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 • 12:26 AM
Disabled woman wins lawsuit against United, claims employees dropped her
A jury has decided in favor of a Florida woman who filed suit, alleging an employee of a United Airlines service provider dropped her while transferring her from a wheelchair to her seat on the...