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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
  • Hot tips to help your pet survive the North Texas heat!

    DALLAS – It is disrespectfully hot outside, and no one wants to mess around in the heat… that includes your pet. “It’s just too hot outside for them,” said Madeline Yeaman from the SPCA of Texas. “They have that fur coat, and it is too hot for them to regulate their temperature. If they are outside… you want to make sure they have access to shade, some kind of shelter, and even better if you can put some kind of […]

  • Dallas teen creates Instagram page highlighting stories of homeless families

    DALLAS- One volunteer in Dallas is trying to change the perception of people facing homelessness. The crazy part? She’s only 16-years-old. Jamie Perkins has been spending her free time volunteering at Vogel Alcove since she was seven. “Pretty soon, we’re going to be adults, and it’s going to be up to us to help the world,” Perkins said. Vogel is a non-profit early childhood support center that looks after the children of homeless families during the day. That way, parents […]

  • Irving plumbers ‘think pink’ to help fight breast cancer

    IRVING – These days, it looks like plumbers are all about a little pink… or maybe a lot of pink. “When they hear the message it’s always a good thing,” said Pink Plumber assistant manager Andrew Gillon. “It just gives us that extra little bit of nudge through the day.” No one likes having a plumbing issue, but over at the Pink Plumber, they’re making sure that leaky faucet or golden throne issue serves a bigger purpose. “We are passionate […]

  • How to safely buy/sell something from a person you met online

    FORT WORTH – You’ve finally found the smartphone you were looking for online, and someone’s re-selling it for the low-low! Now, you just need to figure out how you can do business with this stranger, and still make it home safely. “People have actually been shot at, or robbed for the items that they’re trying to purchase,” said Officer Jimmy Pollozani of the Fort Worth Police Department. In Dallas, one of these exchanges turned deadly back in 2016, and Fort […]

  • BEST CONCIERGE EVER! Dallas dog greets guests staying at Hyatt Regency

    DALLAS – Over at the Hyatt Regency, there’s some pretty tough competition for employee of the month…or should we say, pretty “ruff” competition. “He is a cute little guy, he meets and greets our guests,” said Julie Eenigenburg, the Guest Experience Manager. “He is a huge asset to Hyatt, we believe in a pet friendly environment.” Leo is the Hyatt’s four-legged frontman, and you can catch him hanging with guests around the hotel, making sure their stay is fun and […]

  • Have a blast out at Klyde Warren Park-literally!

    DALLAS – These days, it seems pretty rare that we get to see kids, just being kids. Klyde Warren Park is dousing out all of that day-to-day bad news with weekly summer water gun battles on Fridays. “Kids should be able to have fun,” said parent Arleen Davila. “It’s really rare to see them outside and playing, so I think that this is a good way to get the kids up, out of the house.” It’s free fun for all […]

  • Man wrongfully tied to deadly 2016 Dallas police shooting files lawsuit against city

    DALLAS – In the chaos of the 2016 shooting that left five Dallas police officers dead, one man was caught up in the mix as a potential suspect by a post on DPD’s Twitter page. The case of mistaken identity was sparked after Mark Hughes was seen carrying a gun at the rally. Hughes turned over his gun and went to the police department to clear his name, but even after he was cleared, DPD didn’t immediately delete the tweet. […]

  • Ruff Life: Tito’s ready to turn up at your house!

    DALLAS – Tito’s a little that’s been looking for a home for a long time before Dallas Pets Alive! found him. “Tito’s a very special pup,” said Amanda Peterson from Dallas Pets Alive! “He was at Dallas Animal Services at 15 years old. There are a lot of advantages to adopting a senior dog. Number one is, they’re most likely house trained, they’re usually a lot more relaxed and chill, and they don’t require as much training.” If that’s not […]

  • Dallas Mayor Rawlings previews annual Back to School Fair

    DALLAS – Who knew that free books could make you want to sing and dance? Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is playing summertime Santa as he kicked off pre-registration for his annual back to school fair. Some parks and recreation campers in Dallas got a sneak peek at what this year’s drive may look like. It’s safe to say, these kids are ready to head back to class. Organizers say the fair will have everything from free school supplies to free […]

  • Trusted World relief group still offering aid to families hit by Hurricane Harvey

    GARLAND – When Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, donations and volunteers poured into local charities. Now, almost a year later, some relief efforts have dwindled, but the need is still there. One group is stepping up. “We’re keeping a pulse on what’s going on down in the south Texas area,” said Trusted World Founder and CEO Michael Garrett. “Mainly in the Port Arthur area since it’s so far removed from Houston, it’s not getting a whole lot of attention.” Trusted […]