I like to describe myself as an equal-opportunity storyteller. By that I mean I don't take sides. If a tip checks out and the story is worth telling, I'm going to work it.
I came to Washington in 1981 where my first job was reporting traffic from atop the Washington Monument.
Two times a day, I would grab a pair of binoculars and a two-way radio and ride the elevator to the observation deck, where I would watch the bridges across the Potomac.
Over the next 32 years, I made stops at KIKK Radio in Houston, WTOP Radio, the Associated Press, as well as the old FM radio stations WCXR, KIX-106 and XTRA-104.
Since 1999 when I first joined FOX 5, I have focused heavily on enterprise reporting. Breaking stories on the criminal justice system, as well as pretty much anything that has to do with policing or fighting fires.
What motivates me is the thrill of the investigation. Piecing together a story like a detective works a case.
Over the years there have been other big stories. Five firefighters refused to leave their firehouse to help a dying man. Five men sent to prison on the false claim their hair was found at the scene of murders and rapes; a confession in the Starbucks triple murder case and another story that made international news. A hiker missing in Shenandoah National Park was a State Department diplomat under investigation for espionage.
If you asked me for my proudest accomplishment, I would have to say its the law passed by the D.C. City Council ensuring evidence in homicide cases is preserved for 60 years.
The law was authored by then-city council member Kathy Patterson after watching a series of stories I did on evidence mysteriously disappearing from the D.C. Police evidence warehouse.
I have a degree in political science, but at this stage in my career I don't think I will be using it. Outside the station, I am a passionate baseball fan and runner (four half marathons and counting). I once "got a trap" on an aircraft carrier (The JFK) and I met Joe DiMaggio (twice).
In Episode 4 of Missing Pieces: Mystery on Swann Street, Prosecutor Glenn Kirschner takes us deep inside the case.
Montgomery County Police have identified an officer who died after a shooting in downtown Silver Spring on Monday.
Authorities are searching for a suspect after they say a woman was beaten and robbed inside of a Georgetown parking garage Thursday night.
A timeline released by WMATA, DC Fire and EMS, as well as the District’s Office of Unified Communications, shows seven minutes went by before the 911 center sent emergency equipment to Monday mornings train collision at the Farragut West station. The National standard is 60 to 90 seconds.
The night of the murder inside 1509 Swann Street detectives debated whether an intruder could get out of the house without making a sound on the wooden stairs.
An albino squirrel is catching the attention of tourists on the National Mall Thursday.
Alexandria officials have taken the step to void thousands of speeding tickets after an audit discovered speedometers on some police cruisers had not been properly calibrated.
D.C. Police have made an arrest in a cold case FOX 5 featured in a Rewind to the Crime segment in 2017.
DC police do not believe the stories they are getting from Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward about what happened inside 1509 Swann St. the night Robert Wone was killed.
D.C. police say two thieves forced entry into the Gucci store at 10th and Eye streets in Northwest earlier this week and made off with a “large amount of merchandise”.