I've been telling stories and bringing people together since I was a kid. Luckily, the audience for those stories has continued to grow during my time working in sports and I've expanded my horizons to help people grow their businesses over the years.
Most notably, I'm thrilled to be publishing a magazine for residents of my hometown. Westwood Living is going to be a hit for the residents and the business owners who interact with them. I am a firm believer in the concept, how it will bring our community closer together, and have enjoyed explaining how it works to a number of partners. GET ON BOARD! You won't regret it.
Some personal history:
I grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Boston College in 1994. My first job out of college was working in television production for the 1994 World Cup at Foxboro Stadium. From there, I spent six years in sports marketing, working for the National Football League from 1994-98 and the National Hockey League from 1998-2000.
It was at that point I decided to follow my heart and become a sports anchor and reporter. My TV journey started in August, 2000 when I was lucky to land at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA. The people I met in Pennsylvania had a huge impact on me and I cherish those times.
After four years in Allentown, I joined the sports team at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, MI. Learning from the legendary Don Shane is a highlight of my life. I was a sponge, soaking it all in and learning by osmosis. Our team covered every big event you could imagine - World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, Final Four, Rose Bowl, IndyCar and NASCAR races, All-Star Games and yes, the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XL was played in Detroit.
When my beautiful daughters were nine and seven years-old, the family decided to move east and I joined the WFXT sports team. Anchoring for Boston 25 News was fantastic and I loved working with Butch Stearns and our producer, Chad Amaral. In seven years, I covered three Super Bowls, a World Series and a Stanley Cup Final. Not bad!
I'm currently freelancing as a way to stay in the Boston sports world, but my primary focus is building my local business and serving my community in many different ways.
Yes, I've received 35 Emmy nominations over the course of my career and been fortunate to win 11 Emmys, but I'm most proud of the work I've done with non-profits during my time in Boston. I'm on the Board of Directors of The Women's Empowerment Scholarship and work very closely with The Miss Pink Foundation and The Jimmy Fund. I'm also passionate about research to defeat ALS after watching that disease decimate too many friends and their families.
I've been a musician and singer throughout my life and enjoy playing the piano, accompanying friends and entertaining a party every now and again. I've sung with numerous groups and performed in Paris, London, Rome, Montreal, Quebec City, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and throughout the United States. I actually sang for a Saint! In 1989, my high school choir performed for St. John Paul II in Vatican City.
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