Finished in the top 10 at the 1998 Miss USA contest.
Received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Studied at the Sichuan Union University in China and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Previously, she was a morning anchor at KOMO-TV and co-host of "Northwest Afternoon" in Seattle.
Freelance anchor at CNN Headline News in Atlanta. She joined the network in December 2008.