SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) – I am thrilled to be working with such an amazing weather team in my hometown. I was born and raised in Livonia and attended Stevenson High School, Riley Middle School and Coolidge Elementary. Being able to forecast for the region I grew up in is a dream come true.
I received my Meteorology degree from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences department of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). In 2012, I was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal from the American Meteorological Society. According to the AMS, the seal represents that, "the holder meets specific educational and experience criteria and has passed rigorous testing in their knowledge and communication of meteorology and related sciences needed to be an effective broadcast meteorologist."
After interning at Fox 2 News my career started at KDRV in Medford, OR as their morning meteorologist. Two and a half years later I was lucky enough to move to New Orleans, where I became the new weekend (and eventually weekday) meteorologist at WWLTV. Studying Tropical Meteorology in school helped prepare me for the extensive severe weather coverage we had during hurricane season. In 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall less than 100 miles south of New Orleans and we were on air 24 hours a day for 5 straight days. It was definitely an event that showed me the true power of Mother Nature.
You may also see me on the air playing around with different gadgets and gizmos. I'm a big fan of technology: I enjoy learning about what's new and cool and helping you decide whether or not you should spend your hard earned money on it . You'll see me answering questions on Facebook and Twitter all the time… I'm easy to get a hold of.
There is no place I'd rather be than back home in Metro Detroit at Fox 2 News. Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, reading historical fiction, cooking and hanging out with my family, fiancee and little dog Roux. I am so excited to have easy access to Bates Burgers, Vernors pop and Grandma's chili.
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