Research and Creative InterestsBroadcast news, Ethics in television news,
I’ve spent more than 30 years in television news, and continue to work as a freelance special projects reporter for WTHR-13 (NBC) in Indianapolis. Inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2010, I’ve worked as a producer, reporter and anchor in Lafayette, (WLFI-CBS), Terre Haute,(WTHI-CBS), and Indianapolis. (WTHR-NBC)
While at WTHR, I became, at the time, the longest-tenured female anchor in the history of the TV station, anchoring all the weeknight shows. My first love, however, is reporting, and anchoring never got in the way of it. I first learned how to shoot on a Bell and Howell film camera at the University of Missouri Journalism School. In 1993, I created and produced “Hope to Tell,” an on-going franchise of stories and documentaries on hope and faith that took me to Bosnia, Belfast, Albania, Rome and Calcutta. I have interviewed a variety of world leaders one-on-one, including the Dalai Lama, and in 1996, I traveled to Calcutta where Mother Teresa granted me the last extensive interview she gave prior her death.
I’ve earned 17 regional Emmy Awards and five national honors, including two national Edward R Murrow awards, a Gracie, a Gabriel, and a National Headliner Award.I served as interim radio host for “Sound Medicine,” on NPR stations.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia Journalism School, I have honorary doctorates from three Universities.