When I first moved to Washington, D.C. in 2006, I was fresh out of college and and clueless. I wanted to work in DC, but knew I had to move away to get some rookie experience. After venturing out to WHAG in Hagerstown for a few years and then heading down to LEX18 in Lexington, I hoped I would be able to finally make my move to the District.
I found my home at WUSA9. I worked in one of the best cities in the world with some of the best in the business (and in life). I accomplished what I came here to do – to report the news in DC. I covered some incredible stories: the Pope’s visit, the landmark same-sex marriage decision at the Supreme Court, riots after the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, protests across DC, a press briefing in the White House, a Medal of Honor ceremony, the Philadelphia train derailment, fence jumpers at the White House, the Vice President’s home, happenings on The Hilll, Snowmageddon, the election, the inauguration of President Trump, and of course, several animal stories in between.
Now it’s time for me to fulfill another dream: telling stories in my home state.
Today is my last day at WUSA9. It was not an easy decision to leave WUSA9, DC and all the people I’ve been lucky enough to call friends, but I am so excited for my next step— anchoring and reporting at WKRN in Nashville, TN!
The stars lined up for this job in so many ways, it was just too perfect to pass up.
The District of Columbia will always have a place in my heart. And I will most certainly come back to visit often, because DC, you’re beautiful.
Thank you for letting me tell your stories, DMV.
A look back at some of my most memorable stories: