I arrived at WFTV in 1986, coming from KSTP in Minneapolis, Minn. For the first 11 years, I was WFTV's weekend sports anchor and covered some area-changing events, from Orlando's securing of an NBA franchise to following the teams march to the NBA Finals. Even now as a news anchor, I enjoy covering sporting events from time to time.
In 1997, I made the switch to the news department and for 15 years woke up every day at 2:45 a.m. to co-anchor Eyewitness News Daybreak, Eyewitness News This Morning on TV-27 and Eyewitness News at Noon with Vanessa Echols. You can now find me on Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. with my great friend and former morning co-anchor Vanessa Echols. And I love being with Martha Sugalski and Tom Terry at 11 p.m.
Movie fans may have also seen me playing the part of Kennedy Space Center reporter in the movie "Armageddon."
I am active watching my sons play collegiate baseball at Florida State University and North Carolina University. My oldest son is also in the news business as anchor and reporter.
In my spare time, I work with several charitable functions. I find my work with Special Olympics Florida especially rewarding an enjoy hosting the annual Polar Plunge. I’m also actively involved with the Chris DiMarco "Tee Up For Life" pro-am golf tournament. In the past 15 years , we have raised more than $5 million for children battling cancer.
As a new resident of Thornton Park, I can be spotted daily on my jogs and walks around the beautiful Lake Eola.