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Hey hey! I joined the Newsfix team as a Reporter/MMJ back in August 2017 after reporting for two years in Flint, Michigan at WEYI/WSMH.

I’m originally from South Carolina, and I received my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC (the real one!) before reporting at my first news station in Augusta, Georgia.

I’m a small town girl, and the DFW has A LOT to offer, but I’m doing a pretty good job of exploring–especially at all of the restaurants!

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Recent Articles
  • 500 foot observation wheel could be coming to Dallas

    Soon, the skyline in Dallas may start to look a little different. “What’s being proposed is an observation wheel to come to the city of Dallas,” said Kiyundra Gulley, the president and CEO of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce. “It would be where the high speed rail will be.” That’s right, Dallas might be getting a 500 foot tall observation wheel so you can get another great view of the city. “The proposed site will be located in the […]

  • John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted speaks in Dallas for child abuse conference

    DALLAS –  As students head back to class, many may have worries of abuse that weigh much heavier than homework. Experts at the Crimes Against Children Conference are looking to make sure that doesn’t happen. “We are the most violent first-world-country,” said John Walsh, a victim’s rights advocate and the host of America’s Most Wanted. “We’re the leader in sex trafficking of children, the biggest offender of that.” Walsh is the keynote speaker at the conference, and he knows personally […]

  • What does your kid need more? A chemistry tutor… or gaming coach?

    GRAPEVINE- It might be time to toss that chemistry tutor to the curb, and get your kid a coach who can actually help them make money doing something they’re good at! Yeah, people are really out here making bank to help you get numbers up on Fornite. Out at QuakeCon, an annual gaming event right here in the DFW, it’s not just about dominating on your favorite platform. This could be where you find your next career move. “If you’re […]

  • American Red Cross offering gift cards to blood donors during blood shortage

    ADDISON – With just one blood bag, you’re likely to save three lives. The American Red Cross says they’re currently in an emergency blood shortage, and they’re asking you to roll up a sleeve and help out. “Right now, with fewer donations coming in, and more donations going out, we have less than a five day supply on hand,” said spokesperson Jenny Hansen. If basically being a superhero isn’t enough to make you want to give, right now, the Red […]

  • Ruff Life: Birdie’s ready to fly her way into your home!

    DALLAS- Birdie’s the perfect pint-sized pet, and she is ready to fly right into your home! “Birdie is the best snuggler in the world,” said Amanda Peterson from Dallas Pets Alive!. “She is probably the cuddliest, coziest little dog. She never wants to leave your side.” Everyone needs an expert cuddler in their life! Birdie’s about 10 years-old, and loves to couch surf — but don’t think this girl’s not ready to go out and have some fun! “She may […]

  • Dallas church bridges community division with huge aquarium

    DALLAS – In a time when it seems like division is everywhere, one Dallas church is using nature to remind us that we’re more alike than different. “We still have a responsibility for human kind,” said Rickie Rush, the pastor at Inspiring Body of Christ Church (IBOC). Before you can walk into the sanctuary at IBOC, you have to pass underneath an 80,000 gallon tank that represents much more than a nice view. “The vision came from the scripture that […]

  • Veterans create farming complex in downtown Dallas

    DALLAS — Just off the highway,  something special is growing in downtown Dallas.  A group called Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) is bringing together vets in the DFW to create a farming complex off of Good Latimer Expressway. “I’ve lost a lot of friends to suicide,” said Stephen Smith co-founded FARM. “We’re trying to deal with some health issues of our own, and we found that growing our own food was a very therapeutic way to heal ourselves, and we […]

  • Reunion Tower brings the zoo to you with summer series!

    DALLAS- Whether you’ve got a fear of heights or something that slivers, Reunion Tower is hosting some guests who can help you out! “We have the Animal Adventures team from the Dallas Zoo here,” said Katie Chaumont from Reunion Tower. “They actually bring animals from their Animal Adventures team up here to the GeO-Deck so that all of our guests can enjoy and see animals a 470 feet.” It’s all a part of a Beat the Heat series offered at […]

  • Fútbol for Frisco! Stadium updates could bring big revenue to the city

    FRISCO – Frisco’s all about fútbol, and with new improvements coming to Toyota Stadium, things are about to get kicked up a notch. “It takes the stadium to the next level,” said Nick Shafer, the VP of Stadium Operations. “Just pretty excited to knock the dust off of it.” For the past two years, crews have been working to add covering to the south end of the stadium, as well as opening a new team locker room, and debuting a […]

  • Ruff Life: Frisco’s ready to have brunch with you (and his bros)!

    DALLAS- Frisco’s a loyal dog who’s looking for the perfect family to show him a little love. “Once we got him into the program, they put him at about seven years old,” said Amanda Peterson from Dallas Pets Alive!. “He still has so much energy and so much spunk that he loves to run around.” Now he’s ready to head home with you! “Frisco currently lives with a couple of cats, and he actually lets them crawl around and play […]