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.
This comes while records show he has only been paying $8 a month to his victims in restitution and prison officials let him do it. The news comes just as one of his survivors, Simone Biles has pulled out of the Olympic team finals in Tokyo.
Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar has been locked up in federal prison for sexually abusing nearly 300 gynnasts - but now court records reportedly show he has spent more than $12,000 on himself.
Matt Gabrielson claims Garden City recently hired a contractor to fix the roads and add storm drains on their street - but the force of the flooding caused the sewer main to fail and 15 homeowners ended up with raw sewage.
Neighbors came out of their Garden City homes on Hennepin Street after Saturday's strong storms to find a mess.
Customers learned on Monday they will have to buy their hotdogs elsewhere. The home improvement chain decided not to bring back their hot dog vendors.
Home Depot has pulled the plug on hot dog vendors at all Michigan stores.
"That just goes to character and credibility." Somberg said. "Look at the guys (the FBI is) hiring. They aren't Boy Scouts, they aren't clean-cut people. They are going to swingers' parties and beating their wives - worse than my client ever did."
"We want better that's all," she said. "Can you imagine how devasting it is to families and children in the community? People still live here."
One community leader says her neighborhood was been taken over by overgrown trees, bushes and grass - and now littered with trash.
There are new details involving the arrest of the lead federal investigator of the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. That same FBI agent, Richard Trask, has testified several times in court about the alleged scheme - now, he's accused of assaulting his wife.