I’m thrilled to be reporting in the Hoosier state and helping to tell the stories in our community!

I joined the CBS4/FOX59 team as a reporter in June 2018. I moved to Indianapolis after living in East Tennessee for two years – reporting for WATE 6 On Your Side in Knoxville. During my time there, I covered several national stories like the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires and Chattanooga school bus crash in 2016. I also did extensive coverage on the drug epidemic in East Tennessee.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California was my dream school. I received my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. I also minored in Political Science. During my time on campus, I reported, anchored and produced for the award-winning ‘Annenberg TV News’.

For two years, I was also involved with USC’s Spirit Leaders. I led stadium wide cheers during football games in the famous Los Angeles Coliseum.

Most of my family lives in California but I’m so happy to be close to a few aunts and uncles who live in the Indianapolis area.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and travelling.

If you want to learn more about me, feel free to reach out!

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Recent Articles
  • Emmerich Manual High School alumni help fix up football field before first game

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Alumni of Emmerich Manual High School on the south side of Indianapolis stepped up to fix the football stadium. The community raised $12,000 to make it nice before the season opener Friday. Mark Bowell, a graduate of the Class of 1981, paid a visit to the football field a few weeks ago. He said he saw chipped paint, rotten wood and missing signs. “Honestly, it was just not in what I would consider to be in acceptable […]

  • At least 5 guns found on or near school grounds in central Indiana in two weeks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 16-year-old is facing charges as an adult after police said he brought a loaded gun to Lawrence Central High School. The student was arrested at the school. Court documents say he smelled of marijuana, and a school official found a handgun in a backpack. The school said the student did not enter the main building. An officer cleared the gun and found it was loaded with one round in the chamber and 10 rounds in the […]

  • Marion County coroner requests more money due to increase in death investigations

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Marion County Coroner’s Office says it is seeing a spike in death investigations and it needs more funding. The office presented its 2020 budget proposal to the City County Council. During the presentation, Dr. Leeandra Sloan, Elected Coroner, and Alfarena Ballew, Chief Deputy Coroner, said the number of death investigations resulting from drug overdoses has caused a significant increase in expenses for the coroner’s office. That is why they are seeking additional appropriations from the council. […]

  • Carmel Fire Department shares lightning strike safety reminders

    CARMEL, Ind. – A Carmel family is without their home after firefighters believe a lightning strike started a fire in their attic. It was one of several fires possibly caused by lightning over the weekend in Hamilton County. Neighbors said the Carmel home in the area of 126th & Hazel Dell went up in flames in minutes. Firefighters think a gas line may be the reason for that. The fire tore through nearly every room. You could still smell the […]

  • City of Westfield proposing changes to solicitation ordinance

    WESTFIELD, Ind.– Westfield’s city council is considering making changes to its solicitation ordinance. It was introduced on Monday night during the council’s meeting. Mayor Andy Cook said the city is trying to avoid a lawsuit. Right now, homeowner associations can put up “No Soliciting” signs to tell solicitors they can’t knock on doors in the neighborhood. Mayor Cook said one company believes that rule can not be enforced and was unconstitutional. “It is our duty to look at how we […]

  • Proposed ordinance would limit the reservation of spots before CarmelFest parade

    CARMEL, Ind. – It could get more competitive for you to get a front row spot at CarmelFest Parade because of a proposal Council President Jeff Worrell plans to introduce on Monday. His proposed changes call for people to only be able to set our lawn chairs starting at 6 a.m. the day before the parade. The city would also be able to impound any property that is placed before that time. It may be picked up at the Carmel […]

  • First responders learn dangers Indiana Railroad workers face daily

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — On a train ride from Indianapolis to Bloomington, a group of firefighters and police officers learned the dangers Indiana Railroad workers face every day. They traveled some of the company’s more than 250 miles of track. It’s a partnership meant to keep everyone safe. Far too often, the company said their engineers see people dart across the tracks or trespass. Train tracks are private property. This is what they wanted first responders to see. With a camera […]

  • IN Focus: Dayton mayor grew up in Mooresville

    DAYTON – She’s the mayor of a city still reeling from a deadly mass shooting, and this week we learned Dayton mayor Nan Whaley has roots right here in Central Indiana, graduating from Mooresville High School in 1994. On the alumni association’s Facebook page, someone posted: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to MHS ’94 alum Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton, as she leads her city through these difficult days.” Whaley has publicly clashed with President Trump in the […]

  • Westfield pilot survives crash in Canadian forest, records harrowing experience

    WESTFIELD, Ind. — A pilot from Westfield crashed in a Canadian forest about two weeks ago and recorded everything he did while waiting to be rescued. Matt Lehtinen was flying to Quebec City when his plane’s engine lost power. He was forced to activate his parachute and crash. The father of two said he was just hoping and praying to make it out alive. “I will never forget the sound it made. It was like it was trying to grind […]

  • Health department investigates several complaints at west side apartment complex

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several complaints have been investigated by the Marion County Health Department this year at a west side apartment complex. So far, the agency has issued 15 repair orders for Mariners Village Apartments in 2019. Seven cases are still pending. Maritza DeJesus says she filed a complaint with the health department in June about mold coming through her A/C unit. According to public documents, her case is already closed. She said new management came in and fixed the […]

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