When I left home for my first reporting gig, I’d hoped making it back to D.C. would be quick and easy. But more than a decade later - after stops in Florida, Arkansas, and Minnesota - not only do I know how wrong I was, I’m grateful for it.
Earning the trust of the communities you serve requires perspective, the kind you get after battling 110 degree days down south and -30 degree nights up north. It comes from seeing flood-ravaged communities rebuild and from reporting on everything from potholes to parades to park boards.
I’ve had the privilege of being a witness to history, winning a Regional Emmy Award for my coverage of the death of Prince. I also won both a regional Edward R. Murrow award and a regional Emmy Award for my coverage of the protests that broke out after the acquittal of police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop outside of St. Paul, Minnesota in 2016.
Now, it’s my privilege to put that experience to good use back home — and have some fun along the way. Feel free to reach out anytime. Whether you want to talk about a potential story, the Terps (my alma mater), or lousy pickup basketball (a passion!), I want to hear from you.
Montgomery County residents now have a place to play the second most popular sport in the world – after fighting for it for more than a decade.
It’s no surprise that police officers have a dangerous job. But it may surprise you to learn that sometimes their vacations can be high-risk, too.
A Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria is facing charges after he allegedly leaked classified defense information to two journalists.
A road known for having some of the worst traffic in Northern Virginia could soon see some relief. It’s because of what’s called an intelligent transportation system — that’s now on its way to Route 50 in Loudoun County.
Nearly a year after a sexual assault case rocked Damascus High School and made national headlines, officials at Montgomery County Public Schools released the findings of an external report that looked into the supervision of athletics and extracurricular activities throughout the district.
A Fairfax County police officer will be back at work Friday after serving a suspension for turning a man over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials said Wednesday. The officer’s decision went against the county’s longstanding policy of not helping the federal agency with immigration enforcement.
Detectives believe one man is behind seven residential burglaries that occurred in Silver Spring this past weekend, according to a release from Montgomery County Police, who also released surveillance footage of the suspect.
At a high school football game in northern Virginia, many would tell you the player who made the biggest impact didn’t score a touchdown or even make a tackle, but for the first time, sophomore Ryan Alam did take the field Friday night, as an honorary captain for the Potomac Falls Panthers.
The Alexandria School Board voted against adding another high school to its system Thursday night, instead choosing to expand the current one.
Do you ever accidentally dial the wrong number? Like, maybe you’re one digit off? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, an Alexandria man said in the past 24 hours he’s been contacted by hundreds of teens – who were actually trying to reach a teen pop star with a very similar phone number instead.