I'm up at 2:30 a.m. and I don't drink coffee.
I'm ready for lunch and a Mountain Dew by 7 a.m., if I haven't snuck one in already.
By noon, I'm beginning my second full time job as a wife and mom to twin toddlers and a border collie, Luna.
I love both jobs, covering human interest stories across Kentuckiana by day and potty training patrol by night.
I started my career in journalism more than a decade ago, graduating from the Mizzou Mafia with my bachelor's in journalism. I began covering general assignment and political news in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri at KOMU 8 News and KMOX Radio. From there, I headed for KHQA News, in Quincy, Illinois. It's the smaller markets where you learn the most, and that I did. I was a reporter, anchor and producer in the same shift. I came back home to Louisville in 2013. I've covered record snowfalls, the Opioid crisis, childhood cancer rates and the game changer called immunotherapy. I've shared stories from our veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and their work-related illnesses not covered by the state.
If the story matters to you, it matters to me.