Bio

Heather is a news reporter for the CBS and CW affiliates in San Diego (KFMB). She writes top stories fast under daily deadline pressure. You catch her live in the field or in studio most weekdays and weekends for the 5, 6:30 and 7 p.m. newscasts on News 8 and on AM 760 Radio.

Heather comes to SD from Oklahoma City where she tackled tornadoes, hailstorms, floods and snow as a reporter at KWTV. Before then, she was in Bakersfield, California, where she covered wildfires, crime and immigration as a reporter for KGET 17 News. She has a Master’s in broadcast journalism from the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. She anchored and reported for Annenberg TV News and interned at KNBC Los Angeles. Heather was the host and a reporter for Annenberg Radio News, a feature writer for CommLine and contributor for NeonTommy and Intersections: The South Los Angeles Report. She also covered health and environment stories for Culver City’s Patch.com.

She recently interned at CBS News in London and has previously interned at the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.

sideYellowHeather is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University in public affairs journalism and sociology.  She was a reporter, anchor and producer for Buckeye TV News and covered campus crime, community stories and the 2008 presidential elections.

She served as an Arts & Life reporter for the school’s newspaper, The Lantern. She later became a senior staff writer and teaching assistant for the paper. She also wrote for and was featured on the cover of OSUnity Magazine and was a paid blogger for BuckeyeBlogs.

Heather has interviewed Tyra Banks, Russell Simmons, Heidi Klum, Ne-Yo, and the Jonas Brothers. She tweets from the field, can report with the iPad and operate a Sony XDCAM EX camcorder.

China, Germany, Spain, Holland, France, Ireland, Wales and Guam are among the countries Heather has traveled to. She played the alto saxophone in Ohio State’s athletic band and served as Diversity Director for the Undergraduate Student Government. She is a member of the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and the National Association of Black Journalists.

She has produced two short-form documentaries and completed her Graduate Thesis on the state of the black church in Los Angeles.

Stay tuned for her next story!

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