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.
Saturday, September 1, 2018 • 12:38 AM
Critics say city's new floodplain ordinance has negative impact on lower-income communities
Easing the impact of future flooding in Houston, the city's revised floodplain ordinance goes into effect Saturday -- but some critics feel it hurts low-income communities.