How did you discover your passion for what you do, and what opportunities have helped shape your career?

Growing up in Louisiana, I’ve always loved football. When thinking about what I could do as a career, talking about sports seemed like a natural fit. It was a great way to combine my passion for writing and sports. If you have a fun job, you never work a day in your life, and that’s how I’ve felt over the years. I started out in Tiger TV at LSU and then interned in sports departments in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. But it was when I worked as a Production Assistant for ESPN broadcasts on campus that I knew I wanted to be where the action is.


Who has been an invaluable mentor for your professional career? What did you learn from them?

Steve Schneider, longtime Sports Director at WAFB in Baton Rouge.

I think Steve saw something in me as a young broadcaster that I didn’t even see in myself. I interned with WAFB in college, and Steve was always so helpful and willing to give everyone opportunities to learn. He always answers the phone and takes the time for a life chat. Steve is a broadcasting legend and so talented. I continue to learn so much from him, like how to treat others and professional etiquette. If I have a problem at work, I can call him, we’ll talk it out, and I always walk away with a plan for a solution.


How do you make sure you stay connected with your professional network?

Social media has been such a great tool to stay in touch with all of the amazing women I meet professionally. I constantly use Instagram and Twitter to communicate. One of my favorite things is running into those hardworking people in my industry when we’re on the road on an assignment. I have so much respect for anyone in my industry and love to hype them up on social or with a text message or phone call.


How have friendships helped you professionally? Is there a friend (or Delta Zeta sister) that has been behind you every step of the way on your career journey?

My friendships have helped keep me sane during this crazy career journey. Even since college, they’ve been supportive, and I have made more great friends in every city I’ve worked in.

But my core group of friends are still my Delta Zeta sisters who I met in college. We’ve all stayed in touch and continue to visit each other. My best friend Ashley Donald has been a rock for me over the last 15 years. She’s such a beautiful example of selflessness and determination, juggling being an attorney with motherhood. We talk regularly about real issues, but also laugh and catch up. I’m forever indebted to Delta Zeta for setting me up with these amazing friends I will have forever.