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My love for sports grew as I did, and by the time I was a teenager, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Unlike every other girl, it was not a princess or a doctor—it was a sports reporter.

I was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee about 30 minutes south from what I would consider one of the best cities on the planet and the country music capital of the world—Nashville. I spent many years of my childhood on the court and on the field. You name the sport and I have probably played it - soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and track and field - just to name a few.

Since I was about five years old I always knew where I wanted to go to college, a place both my parents attended and a place that will always be home sweet home to me. While most people think the University of Tennessee's orange is obnoxious, it is a color and a place I called home for 5 years. While at the University of Tennessee I was the Vice President of Scholarship for my sorority, Sigma Kappa. I was lucky enough to study abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy, where I was able to travel to 10 countries and 30 cities. I have been all over the world, but I have found that no matter where you go one thing remains-- the passion people have for each other, their home, and most importantly, their sports teams.

My passion for sports developed at a very young age, when an expansion team joined the NHL in the 1998-99 season. I attended the first game of the Nashville Predators’ inaugural season when I was just two years old. Little did I know then how much of an impact that game would have on my life, and ultimately my career. My love for sports grew as I did, and by the time I was a teenager, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Unlike every other girl, it was not a princess or a doctor—it was a sports reporter. There is just something so special about sports. Maybe it’s the way it brings people together, or maybe it’s the athletes and their incredible stories—but whatever it is, I know covering them is what I was born to do.

I am very excited about this new chapter in my life and to join the mountain family at WYMT. I hope everyone can accept this Vols-loving-girl in a BBN world!

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