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
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
Fifth Third Bank wants to help small businesses succeed. Kala Gibson is Head of Fifth Third’s Business Banking. He was in town at Black Enterprise 2019 Leadership Conference in Charlotte telling people not to give up on their dream of owning a small business.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School District (CMS) stopped fingerprinting new employees for about a year. CMS says it paused fingerprinting in July, 2018 because it changed companies. CMS says 3,533 employees were hired between July 2018 - June 30, 2019. They weren't fingerprinted and that thought concern
The old Eastland Mall site was the topic of conversation at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum. People in the community showed up to hear the developer from Crosland Southeast discuss potential plans for the once iconic site.
Monday, Charlotte City Council unanimously referred The Excelsior Club to the city's Economic and Development Committee. At -Large City Councilman James Mitchell is the chair. He will instruct city staff to see how much money it will take to bring the building back up to code.
Time is running out for the Excelsior Club located in West Charlotte. It is the first black club in Charlotte, NC. It opened in 1944 and closed its doors in 2016. There was a one year moratorium set from demolishing the historic landmark.
On Tuesday, Atrium Health and Fifth Third Bank announced they will donate $10 million each to the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund. This brings the total to $44 million raised so far from the private sector.
Dr. Patrick Graham is taking his knowledge and expertise to the city of Richmond, VA. He has accepted the position as Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond. Graham’s new job is considered an executive advisory role for city leaders.
US Presidential Candidate Senator Cory Booker was in town Friday sharing his platform about gun reform. He shared his plan in front of a packed room at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in West Charlotte.