Get 2 Know Me
- My family moved to the Houston area when I was 11. I’ve also lived in Abilene, El Paso, San Antonio, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Utah, Idaho, Uruguay and Jerusalem.
- Attended Brigham Young University in Idaho and Provo. BYU also has campuses in Hawaii and Jerusalem. Why didn’t I go there? Good question.
- Married to my favorite person, with four children: Olivia, Malachi, Elijah and Elena; plus a Doberman mix, Rooster.
I traveled to Cairo from Jerusalem to cover the Arab Spring. In small towns along the way, nobody knew about the protests, and news channels didn’t show them. Without access to internet or phone, I wondered if I’d missed the story.
Then I arrived at Tahrir Square, where one million protesters forced their president to resign. Turns out, the government ran the news channels and initially ignored the protests.
It was a profound lesson on the value of a free press.
Forget yourself and go to work.
A favorite quote, from Bryant Hinckley.
I moved to Uruguay after high school for two years. On my way to the airport to fly home, I asked the taxi driver what he’d do if he could move to the states and start over.
The quiet, older man yelled “SERIA UNA PERIODISTA!” I’D BE A JOURNALIST!
His passion inspired me, and later experiences confirmed journalism was the right fit.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 • 12:04 AM
HPD announces 164 offenders arrested in 2-week parole violator operation
On Tuesday afternoon, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo and local law enforcement officials announced that 164 parolee offenders were arrested on charges including theft, home invasion and murder...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 • 4:21 AM
After CDC warning, some Houston-area stores keep romaine lettuce on shelves
Americans should not eat romaine lettuce and restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell it until further notice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 • 4:49 PM
Local family's relatives lose everything in California Camp Fire
Thanksgiving will be very different this year for the Pietz family from Fulshear. They planned to celebrate in Paradise, California, before the deadliest wildfire in state history devastated the city...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 3:00 AM
'I want him hung from a tree': Bird shop owners unhappy with string of burglaries
The owners of three exotic pet shops in the Houston area believe the same man is responsible for several break-ins over the past few weeks, costing them tens of thousands of dollars.