I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Weslaco Panther pride runs through my veins. I am happy to be home in South Texas after spending nearly a decade in various parts of the country.
I have a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from the University of Houston. Some of my best memories stem from my time at UH. I wrote for the Daily Cougar, the campus newspaper. I was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. I became a part of football history when I cheered on the Cougars as “Buggy Beauty.”
I was living in Houston in 2005 when hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall. I watched around-the-clock news coverage of the natural disasters that forever changed many communities. It was that extensive coverage that inspired me to follow my passion and become a reporter. Words are powerful. Some images stay with us forever. A chance at telling life-changing stories was too valuable to pass up.
My first taste of TV news came by way of the Big Apple. I was offered a paid internship with FOX News Channel. That was an experience of a lifetime.
My first on-air gig came in 2006. I took a job working for KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas. After that, I packed my bags and moved across the country to work for WWBT-TV in Richmond, Virginia. I missed my family so much I had to come back to the Rio Grande Valley and work for CHANNEL 5 NEWS.
I am thrilled to be working for my hometown television station. If you run into me, I hope you say hello. I live to tell a story in an unforgettable way. If you have an idea, don’t keep it bottled up. Shoot me an email. I’d love to hear from you.