Education: BA in English, Virginia State University
Career: Started out as a one-man band for station WJWJ in Beaufort, SC. I shot and edited all my stories. I was a reporter and fill-in anchor there.
Several years later I relocated back to Washington, DC. I worked for Newschannel 8, DC's only 24-hour cable news station. I started out as a photographer, then I eventually moved up to reporter. It was very exciting and intense working in DC. I reported during George W. Bush's first presidential inauguration, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Washington area sniper incidents, and when the serial arsonist was on the loose.
After staying at Newschannel 8 for six years, it was time for a change. There was a reporter position open at WBTV I went for it and I got it. I started at WBTV in November, 2003 and have been loving the journey. I am beginning to wake and sing the song "Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning."
Honors: 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award for a series entitled the "Troubled Ten." In the series, I highlighted the ten lowest-performing high schools in CMS and told viewers what each principal was going to do to boost academic achievement.
Beat: Education with a focus on CMS
Hobbies: Playing violin, learning ways to better myself and spending time with family
The Carolina Panthers tackled Diversity and Inclusion Tuesday at Bank of America Stadium. About 60 Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) students were invited to participate in a panel discussion entitled “Making Strides in Diversity and Sports.”
Some school districts are now relying on meditation to help bring order to the classrooms and bring calm to disruptive students. Some school districts are opting to use meditation than detention. The Heartfulness Institute Program has been around for about 20 years.
The organization Community Link is helping Lake Arbor residents find housing. The apartment complex has been in need of major repairs ranging from mold to rodents. The landlord is making the repairs and asking tenants to leave the complex while they are made.
On Labor Day 2019 politicians are talking about how to raise the wages of some city contracted workers. The city outsources custodial jobs. Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake says several people who work as custodians at the Government Center only make $7.25 an hour.
Some history making Marines recently spent some time in Charlotte right before Labor Day. The National Montford Point Marine Association held its 54th Convention in the Queen City. The Montford Point Marines were the first African Americans allowed to join the Marine Corps.
The Community Matters Cafe opened in April and already it is changing lives and serving good food. The cafe is part of the Charlotte Rescue Mission. It gives those battling drug addiction a second chance to get their lives back together through treatment and hard work.
Charlotte Citizens Review Board (CRB) is ready for Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to change its policy concerning the Use of Force. The CRB has already submitted proposed changes to the police department.
Safety is a priority for students who walk to Indian Land Middle School and Indian Land High School. For a long time students have been walking on the side of the road and sometimes in the road to get to school.
24 hours after a racist letter was sent targeting Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) new superintendent Earnest Winston -who is African American - school board chair Mary McCray is not taking this lightly.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden wants to keep Career Fairs going inside the jails. The Career Fair has been happening for years and McFadden wants to take it to the next level. So far this year there have been two Career Fairs inside the Mecklenburg County Jail.
The Young Black Leaders Alliance (YBLA) has been in Charlotte for more than 13 years. It has helped many African American young males and females accomplish their goals and become leaders. This year YBLA is changing things up.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District Board Chair Mary McCray calls new CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston solid and has no doubt he will do a good job. She believes he will offer the district stability and will restore confidence.
Malcolm Graham is adding tennis tournament director to his title. His foundation - Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation - named after his sister - is sponsoring Charlotte's Premier Amateur Tennis Championship. It takes place August 16-18.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Urban League of Central Carolinas Teddy McDaniel is weighing in on economic mobility in Charlotte. He has been in Charlotte for two years and has noticed what's working and what's not working.
Sources say the firm is expected to specifically to handle the situation involving the superintendent’s suspension so that CMS employees wouldn’t have to deal with a situation between the board and superintendent.
Sources say the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) has agreed to suspend Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox. The school board met behind closed doors Friday morning to discuss the superintendent’s job performance.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) Board of Education held a closed door meeting Friday discussing the job performance of CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox. The board has been spending time figuring out how to properly evaluate Charlotte’s top educator.
We are learning some school districts in our area do not fingerprint its employees while conducting their background checks. Union County Public Schools and Cabarrus County Schools say there is no policy on the books to say they have to fingerprint employees