I joined 11Alive in January 2006. Before coming to Atlanta I worked in Knoxville, Tennessee for 18 years.
I'm honored to have won a few awards, regularly named East Tennessee's favorite news anchor. Also an Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, reporting, hosting and co-producing,the best news documentary. Best of Gannett, Best Anchor. Associated Press, SPJ, AABJ awards and others I think are cool but you probably wouldn't be too excited about.
I went to Bethel College (played a little football, very little) and Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and started broadcasting in 1983 in some of the smallest but most enjoyable places imaginable.
A disc jockey , news and sportscaster and commercial producer at KNAB-AM/FM in Burlington, Colorado.
Next, the smallest TV station in the country, KLOE-TV in Goodland, Kansas. Great people there and a great experience since I had to do a little of everything in the business...literally. 4 people on the staff and I was at the bottom. From KLOE I went to KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas as a morning news anchor and one-man-band (we call em BPJ's now...Back Pack Journalists...people who shoot and report)
Then I did sports in Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas before heading to Knoxville.
Career highlights include reporting for CBS Network News during a multiple murder in Western Kansas, sports reporting for ESPN and serving as a reporter for NBC News Channel.
I'm happy to be involved already with several charities in the Atlanta area. Coaches Curing Kids Cancer, The American Cancer Society, The Brain Tumor Foundation For Children Safepath, CASA and others.
You're most likely to see me around town at: Whatever my kids are doing, Church, Braves, Thrashers, Hawks or Falcons games. Movies, Concerts, Speaking to schools, churches or other groups. On the weekends I love to: UNPLUG!, relax...spend time with my family.