NEW ORLEANS - My first memories of New Orleans are in the early 80s.
My parents were from Westwego and have been together since high school.
I lived there for a year, then moved to Marrero, where I grew up with two brothers and many nights at PARD Playground.
We all went to the same school from kindergarten to eighth grade - Visitation of our Lady.
Then I made the big trip across the river every day for high school.
I graduated from Dominican, where someone asked me freshman year if we had paved roads on the Westbank.
I was lucky enough to study dance at NOCCA in the old building Uptown.
I went on to LSU, where I had been going to football games since I was born.
There I studied broadcast journalism, worked for the school newspaper, The Reveille, and was a founding board member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation collegiate club.
I minored in photography and dance and was on the Golden Girls dance line for four years, leaving with me the incredible impact of more than 90,000 cheering fans in Death Valley.
I'm a lifelong Tiger.
I also studied dance at New York University.
After graduation, I interned in Los Angeles at the nationally syndicated show Extra.
With a resume tape from L.A., I got my first anchor job when I was 22-years-old in Baton Rouge.
After a few years there, I returned to anchor the news in Palm Springs for three years
Then I came home to New Orleans in 2008.
I worked for another station until i landed here at WWL-TV and everyone here has welcomed me with open arms!