I joined WIVB/WNLO-TV News 4 in March 2012 as an anchor/reporter, coming to Buffalo from the deserts of Tucson, Arizona. But I’m no stranger to snow. I grew up and attended college in Minnesota before starting my career at KELO in Sioux Falls, SD.
At KELO, I won an Emmy for Best Continuing Coverage, plus several Associated Press awards for Best Writing, Best Series, Best Feature, as well as accolades for investigative and general news reporting.
My love for current events began during high school in Wheaton, Minn., with a Jeopardy-style game called “Current Events Challenge.” My social studies teacher Russ Armstrong rewarded students who have a clue about the news with extra-credit points.
That led me from the small town of Wheaton to Minneapolis, where I studied journalism at the University of Minnesota. My senior year, I won the William Randolph Hearst Championship in San Francisco, awarded to the top college journalist in the nation.
For three and a half years, I anchored the 9pm newscast for KMSB, the FOX affiliate in Tucson and reported on stories of national interest such as the mass shooting that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded.
I have won several awards, but my best award came while reporting on a story at KELO in Sioux Falls, when I met my future wife Emily. She’s also a reporter at WIVB. Our dream is to some day anchor together.
In his free time, I enjoys working out, reading, photography, fantasy football, playing basketball, softball and golf, and spending time with my wife and two dogs, Parker and Mila.