I describe myself as just a regular guy from the neighborhood who happens to have a really cool job.
I began at FOX 2 as an intern in May, 1999 working in the sports department. Sports have been a passion of mine since I can remember. When I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional athlete, working in sports television was something I always wanted to do but never really thought it was going to be a reality. I went to the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Economics figuring I had to be “realistic” about what I was going to do when I grew up. During my time at Michigan I realized that I couldn’t do anything for a living that I didn’t enjoy. I got an internship at FOX 2 and the rest is history.
Without ever taking one broadcasting or journalism class, I learned everything I could that summer and upon graduation, I landed my first job at 9 and 10 News in Cadillac, MI. After one year in Cadillac, my next move was at the FOX station in Toledo, OH. Then in 2003, I was hired full time to work in the sports department at FOX 2 and have been here ever since. During my time here, I’ve covered a World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup championship, NBA Finals, Final Four, Ryder Cup and just about every major sporting event this country has to offer.
While working in the sports department, I had been given the opportunity to do several different non-sports related assignments (working in the news department). I particularly found the morning show to be something that I always just had fun with. Lots of smiles and laughs, it was a forum that was for the most part, so fitting for me (all I really want to do in life is to laugh and have a good time).
In May, 2016 I made the move to morning news reporter. Basically, I get to go to do all the fun stuff! From taking a ride with the Breitling Jet Team or in a monster truck, hanging out with sharks and who could forget my first assignment on the morning show, eating bugs (I still have a bad taste in my mouth by the way).
I’ve had so much fun with the move to the morning show being in places and meeting people that if not for this job, I wouldn’t have been able to experience. I’m a very lucky guy!!