There’s just something about Detroit TV news. I’ve always felt that way. Since I was 8 years old at least. I absolutely knew I wanted to become a broadcast journalist. I’m proof career dreams do come true.
I adore what I do. It’s a passion.
Currently on weeknights I anchor FOX 2 News at 6:30 p.m. with Roop Raj and The Edge at 11 p.m. with Huel Perkins. Both are good friends as well as colleagues, so the teamwork you see on camera is legit. The laughs are real!
I am also honored - it’s a privilege - to report stories that make a difference in our community. Stories that matter. I like to ask tough questions and give a voice to those who are struggling.
I grew up in Fenton, attended Powers Catholic High School in Flint, and graduated from Michigan State after studying journalism and political science.
After a stint as an anchor/reporter at Lansing’s CBS station my career took me to Flint and ABC12, where as fate would have it, I met my now-husband, Jason Carr (shhhh- he’s at the competition!).
From being the 5 p.m. anchor in Flint I moved to FOX 2 in 2007.
It has been an incredible journey. I have covered everything from Presidents and politics, to the most dangerous crimes and taking on those who are responsible - even helping to change state law to ban the sale of synthetic drugs.
Throughout my career, I have won 4 Emmy Awards and multiple awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press.
But what means even more to me is being able to give back to the community and teaching our daughter how important it is. I actively support several organizations including COTS Homeless Shelter, American Heart Association, Jackets For Jobs, Detroit Dog Rescue and Community Living Services that helps disabled people gain their independence.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family, friends and our two dogs Violet and Charli Tickles. I practice yoga and run. This year, I’m taking on the Detroit Free Press Marathon. During our winter, I love to snow ski. I love to travel - and look forward to a new vacation destination.
But, I always like coming home. There’s no place like Michigan. There’s no place like Detroit.
Investigators say evidence found nearby led them to the suspect, who actually lived at the house.
"We are kind of stuck in the middle," Morten said. "The new owners don’t want to do anything yet, because they don’t own the building outright. The old owner is still fighting with the company trying to get the building."
Biden used the factory as a backdrop to bolster his plan to electrify vehicles by 2035, but to promote the bipartisan infrastructure law that was just passed and the Build Back Better plan - he believes will create an economy to help make that happen.
"Walking on the plane the envoy taking me home and the sign 'Welcome to Detroit,' those are just two of the moments permanently pressed into my brain," he said. "Two of the greatest moments I can ever remember feeling."
A recent study from the Department of Agriculture said COVID-19 antibodies in two-third of white-tailed deer sample-tested in Michigan. It's not clear how the deer are catching it, or if they can even spread to humans.
On Sunday, Friends of Main Art is holding a "Bowl to save the Main' fundraiser at Bolero Lanes in Royal Oak. The money raised will go toward hiring the people to apply for grants and hopefully form partnerships.
"I brought that up at a couple of the board meetings when I spoke," she said. "I asked them how would they feel somebody went into the hospital or got seriously ill from it. They said it was the parents' choice. I didn’t choose for my daughter to get Covid."
For decades Detroit's Cooley High School was a powerhouse for academics and athletics. A little over a decade after the school was forced to close - vandals and weather almost brought it to a point beyond repair.
"The government has decided to put employers in the middle of divisiveness," said Andy Johnston, Grand Rapids Area Chamber. "And I am concerned this is going to create more hesitancy."
If security doesn't take the proper steps to control the surging crowd, Brown says there are ways to protect yourself - stay away from the front, stay close to the exit or at least know where it's located, and if chaos erupts, make sure to brace yourself with your friends.