I joined the WPMT FOX43 news team in August of 2014 as a general assignment reporter.

I’m a proud New Yorker, Brooklyn born and raised. I started my television career behind the camera, field producing and working the assignment desk at NY1 News in New York. I then worked at other major news desks in the Big Apple like Network News Service, CBS and FOX News; coordinating international and national news.

I started my reporting career in the Middle East, in Lebanon working as a print reporter. Later when I returned to New York, I worked as a television reporter for News 12 Westchester. I’ve also proudly worked as an in-game Scoreboard host for the NY Yankees.

I graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in History.

I love the New York Yankees, coffee and chocolate. I enjoy spending time with my family, pilates, reading and going to the beach.

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Recent Articles
  • Outdoor Show opens in Harrisburg; Gun ordinances a focus for many

    The Great American Outdoor Show kicked off this weekend in Harrisburg. “I like the old bolt action, single shots and that sort of thing,” said Derle Snyder, a gun owner from Harrisburg. And it’s good for local businesses like Staudt’s Gun Shop. “There were a lot of people at our store that were at the gun show earlier and they came out to purchase guns or supplies that we had,” said Ed Hoffman, an employee at Staudt’s Gun Shop. The […]

  • Family, friends demand answers after police-involved shooting

    Anger and sadness among family and friends as they mourn the loss of David Kassick. On February 2, he was shot and killed by an officer during a routine traffic stop in South Hanover Township. “I realize that there’s a certain duty that the police have to do but I think this was just a little bit of an overstep on their behalf,” said one family supporter, Ronald Painter. Kassick was driving with an expired inspection sticker but when he […]

  • Snow day options for Pennsylvania schools

    A new pilot program and possible new legislation could give school districts more options to make up days missed during winter weather. “Tagging them on at the end of the school year for high school students is a tough thing. We lose them to vacations, to colleges and certainly lose their interest,” said York Suburban School District Superintendent Michele Merkle. The pilot program was introduced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in September. It allows school districts flexible non-traditional methods […]

  • Tourism in York County exceeds $900 million

    York County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau says tourists spent more than $907 million dollars in 2013. Sporting events were most popular among visitors. Factory tours were second and dining third. The bureau says it’s about highlighting the attractions that make York County unique. “It’s not just one facility. They’ll be all over our community at 26 to 30 different locations. So with sports it’s important to partner, when we’re trying to bring in leisure visitors, it’s important we partner with […]

  • Popular app could put police at risk

    With a click of a button you can download Waze, an app owned by Google. It allows drivers to track roadblocks, traffic jams and accidents on highways and other roadways. The concern among some law enforcement officials is how the app is being abused. Users can log the location of a police officer through one of the app’s features and alert other drivers that police are active in the area. “It makes it a little bit harder for them to […]

  • “Spot Bowl” vote for your favorite Super Bowl commercial

    Many people watch the Super Bowl for the game but others also watch for the commercials. Pavone, a local advertising agency located in Harrisburg, hosts Spot Bowl every year and keeps track of your favorites. You can go onto its website and watch most of the Super Bowl ads and vote for your favorite commercial by using your smart phone or tablet. This year’s Super Bowl had 15 first-time advertisers — each paying an estimated $4.5 million dollars for a […]

  • More snow expected for Central PA; PennDOT says it’s ready

    Another round of snow doesn’t seem to bother Joe Rooney of Lewisberry. “Snow. It happens.” Nothing could stop him and so many others from watching the Super Bowl at Kokomo’s Sports Bar & Grill in York County. “I’m not driving. We’re walking home. It could snow all day long,” said Erik King of Etters. In fact, the weather has helped business, with the sports bar seeing an increase in orders, cooking 1,500 wings an hour. “We all came in at […]

  • 8 tons of wings to be sold at restaurant during Super Bowl

    The NFL’s big game is one busiest days of the year for restaurants and bars. Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar in Camp Hill, Cumberland County is prepared, with 8 tons of chicken wings ready for take out. It’s the busiest wing selling day of the year for the restaurant. “We start preparation early in the morning we’ve brought all the wings in, ready to fire and orders really start cranking between twelve and one o’clock tomorrow, all the way […]

  • “I’m Shmacked” plans trip to Cumberland County; Officials say no way

    In the small quiet town of Shippensburg, news travels fast. So when a group called, “I’m Shmacked”, announced on social media that it would be in town, word quickly spread. The group hosts and promotes what many call wild alcohol-fueled parties at colleges and universities around the country. This weekend’s choice: Shippensburg University. “I don’t want “I’m Shmacked” here. They’re just going to cause a lot of problems and make it a lot harder for the rest of the students […]