I joined the 10 News team in April 2009, but trace my broadcasting roots back to the age of 10, when I reported my first story on Boston's WBZ radio.
Since then, I graduated from Needham (Mass.) High School, earned a broadcast journalism degree from Boston University, covered the Georgia Bulldogs in Northeast Georgia, and more recently, worked in both sports and news for the ABC and NBC affiliates in Fort Myers.
I've also got a history of working in sports for a handful of pro teams, including the Boston Bruins (Online Beatwriter from 2000-2001) and Boston Red Sox (Mascot "Wally the Green Monster" from 2000-2001; Spring Training Public Address Announcer from 2008-2009).
While I've collected a number of awards for my work over the years, including four straight nominations for "Best Sports Feature" by the Florida Associated Press and consecutive Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards for Sports Reporting, not all of my experiences in front of the camera have been positive. I was humiliated as a contestant on Hollywood Squares in 1999. I failed to win a single dollar and even Venus & Serena Williams laughed at me.
However, I have bounced back with a few more encouraging performances of late - I completed the 2009 Boston Marathon and have won my first eight forays into competitive eating (including jalapeños, pumpkin pies, hot dogs, Pita Pit pitas, tater tots, and lobster rolls).