I grew up in the Washington, DC area and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland. For 20 plus years I worked as a reporter/anchor in tv markets throughout the country including upstate NY, Austin,Tx and Sacramento, Ca. In 1992 I moved to Virginia and completed a Master’s in Public Policy/Communication from The American University in Washington, DC. The family then moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where I was the Bureau Chief for WBTW in Myrtle Beach. I have always had an interest in politics(in fact it was my minor in college), and have been a lifelong democrat. I have a husband of 36 years, and two children ages 25 and 22. My free time is spent with family and friends.