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.
Many college graduates are worried they may not be able to get a job right now.
They are calling on all Detroit high school seniors to be part of the senior salute commencement campaign. All they have to do is submit their photo, any photo, to be included in a virtual graduation ceremony.
They are calling on all Detroit high school seniors to be part of the "senior salute" commencement campaign. All they have to do is submit their photo, any photo, to be included in a virtual graduation ceremony.
It couldn't come at a better time. Last March in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Finley was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer that has now spread to his lungs.
Although they are still physically separated, the Michigan Rick School in Milford has found a way to bring its 44 students together with an album of performances. Learn more at michiganrockschool.bandcamp.com.
Big Buddies of Bloomfield has only been around for a few weeks but it's already getting plenty of interest from other high school student volunteers and elementary students throughout metro Detroit, who are looking for that virtual connection.
Hundreds of millions of empty cans and bottles are piling up in garages across the state waiting to be returned.
Maddock says Operation Haircut is set for May 20th. Dozens of barbers and hair stylists plan to cut hair on the Capitol lawn while following safety guidelines.
Knowing how much students missed being together - two teachers came up with an idea. Anyone can come to the school and tie a ribbon on the fence to honor a hero, or make a wish for someone they know. It is a simple gesture that is catching on.
Three siblings are mourning the loss of both their mom and dad to COVID-19.