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Behind the scenes at Platter’s Chocolate Factory for National Sponge Candy Day

Before I moved to Western New York, I had no idea what sponge candy was. It didn’t take long for it to become one of my favorite ways to eat chocolate! It’s a square with a sponge-like consistency in the middle that’s coated in chocolate. For National Sponge Candy Day earlier this week, I got […]

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INDYCAR stops by News 4 ahead of race at Watkins Glen Labor Day weekend

 I had a ton of fun on the job today in this INDYCAR! The race car stopped by our station for live shots all morning long to promote a race taking place at Watkins Glen this Labor Day weekend. They took me for rides on live TV, and it was so cool! Check out one […]

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Self Driving Cars

A lot of us remember watching “The Jetsons” and imagining what it would be like to have flying cars someday. So we’re not there quite yet, but it seems like we may possibly be on the way. I recently did a story about self driving cars being developed through a partnership between the University at Buffalo […]

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LIVE from the 2017 Buffalo Greek Festival

I had such a blast going live from the Buffalo Greek Fest all Friday afternoon! I did 6 + live shots and each one showed viewers something different about Greek heritage and culture. From Greek dancers to Greek pastries and even saganaki cheese up in flames! I I’m 100% Greek and proud of it, it […]

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Williamsville restaurant staff show “uncommon kindness” to boy with autism

One thing I really love about my job as a TV New Reporter is the unpredictability. You never know what could come up from one day to the next. It could be story about a tragic situation, a story about an issue that impacts many people, or sometimes it’s a story that totally pulls on […]

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A day in the life of a Multimedia Journalist

“Time is always your worst enemy.” Ain’t that the truth! It’s a fact for those of us in the news business. One of our star interns Maura Christie at WIVB-TV followed me around for a day back in March for her senior project, “Life of a Multimedia Journalist.” A Multimedia Journalist is a basically a […]

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Witnessing the opiate epidemic firsthand

I’m sharing something I posted on my Facebook news page last weekend. I just finished working a 10-day stretch so I didn’t have much time to post to my blog this week. But wow – what I saw is something I will never forget! This happened last Saturday the 8th outside of the CVS at […]

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Missing cat travels 2600+ miles, reunites with owner 4 years later

This story goes down as one of my favorite in my career so far! And anyone who is close to me knows I love cats 🙂 They say cats have 9 lives but this cat named ‘Boo Boo’ might just have more! Boo Boo is from California. She went missing 4 years ago and somehow […]

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When love can be deadly

This week a special sweeps report I did about the broken heart syndrome aired on Valentine’s Day. We’ve all heard of “dying of a broken heart” but it’s not just a figure of speech, you actually CAN die of a broken heart. Perhaps a bit of a morbid topic but in a way it’s about […]

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Niagara Falls Bureau

Since September I have been primarily working out of a news bureau in Niagara Falls (some days I fill-in in the main Buffalo newsroom.) I am the only news personnel there, and I’m responsible for my station’s coverage of Niagara County content. It’s my job to make contacts, find stories and pitch them, and stay […]

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