Hi there, I am the 5 p.m. anchor at FOX 2 News.
My career started at age 14 when I produced and hosted my own television program in Troy, Mich. In my first two years at Michigan State University, I was on the air at the CBS & ABC stations in Lansing, Mich.
I was then hired to anchor the news in Flint, Mich. where I did news and weather for four years. That was followed by seven years at NBC in New Orleans. After 24 hurricanes including Katrina, I moved to Detroit in ‘09 where an economic storm was brewing. I am an ardent believer in the city’s future.
FOX 2 led the way during the 2020 elections, bringing you more exclusives than any other station in town. I was proud to have nailed down three exclusive, one on one interviews with then candidate Joe Biden. I also secured three, one on one exclusives with former President Trump. My final interview landed me in the Rose Garden with a one on one with Trump for 15 minutes at the White House. Election Day was exciting. After getting access to candidate Kamala Harris in Detroit, I decided to call the White House and ask if former VP Pence would be game for a phone interview. He called my cell phone minutes later, capping off an extraordinary political season.
I believe getting exclusives is about building relationships with people. I am committed to continuing this connection with our community so that we can bring you stories you won’t see anywhere else.
I am also a public speaking coach and keynote speaker. At TEDxDetroit In 2019, I headlined with my talk highlighting the gifts of rejection.
I live with my wife, Julie, and our boxer pup Louise. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, traveling and reading. I hate wearing winter caps but I love a good baseball cap on the weekends as we hack around parks throughout the area.
My parents live down the road and I am so happy they are able to watch me on TV every night. There’s nothing like coming home.
Detroit pastors are bringing COVID-19 vaccine clinics to churches while trying to eliminate hesitancy toward the shots.
There is a push to get more people who are unvaccinated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
David Derigiotis from Burns & Wilcox joins us to talk about how to protect ourselves in the digital realm.
Flying in a historic war plane is something that bucket lists are made of - and now it can be a reality. They’re now raising money for an aviation education center where they teach STEM classes showing people how science and math helped build the military.
The Metro Detroit housing market is starting to calm down.
It is still a sellers' market, but the housing market in Metro Detroit is calming down.
Ady Barkan, co-founder of Be A Hero, who is also fighting terminal ALS recently sat down for an interview with Rep. Debbie Dingell to discuss the need for home care funding in the next budget. President Biden promised $400 billion.
Ed Welburn is making a film about racecar driver Charlie Wiggins, who fought through racism in racing.
"The economy is doing very very well, so you can’t go backward for vaccinations unless there’s a new strain or something so where we are," he said. "The stock market is still within 2 percent of the all-time high and we think there’s a lot more to go."
As the Delta Variant floats around, doctors are talking about the health of the country, with 56 percent of the US having had one shot. and 49 percent fully vaccinated.