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).
The sign on the door of Marie's Beauty Supply on H Street Northeast said the business would be closed until March 31.
Workers who’ve been laid off due to the coronavirus have inundated unemployment offices in Maryland, Virginia, and the District.
The COVID-19 screening and test site that the National Guard set up at FedEx Field in Prince George’s County is not yet ready for patients because they don’t have “nearly enough tests” yet, according to the county health officer.
Two additional D.C. firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to six.
Approximately 141 D.C. firefighters have self quarantined after three of their colleagues tested positive for the novel coronavirus that is ripping through the region.
At least 67 D.C. firefighters are in self-quarantine after coming in contact with two colleagues who tested positive for COVID-19, the fire chief confirmed Wednesday.
First responders in the DMV are facing challenging times with the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the nation and they’ve had to adjust some of their protocols as well as their approach to patients.
FOX 5 has confirmed that a D.C. firefighter has tested positive for the coronavirus.
A number of products are in high demand in our area as consumers rush to stock up in light of the coronavirus’ arrival in the DMV.
Officer Michael Damskey was on patrol in Aspen Hill last February when he heard a speeding car coming north on Georgia Avenue.