You probably know me as a journalist, an author, or your TikTok Fairy Godmother. But at my core, I’m a storyteller, sharing true tales of hope and resiliency from around the world. Here’s mine.
I opened my dark brown eyes to the world in December 1970 in Concord, Massachusetts– the nursery of Emerson Hospital to be precise. My parents would tell you that I fell in love with talking as soon as I found my first words. In no time, I was forcing them to listen to my “newscast” in our garage. It came as a shock to exactly zero friends when I announced that I intended to become a journalist.
Covering Hurricane Sandy, the Columbia Shuttle crash, and the Afghanistan war earned me 13 Emmy awards. But my work gifted me with something far more precious: stories. Stories of the women and families behind the headlines. The women I met faced tragedy and change with astounding courage. I brought their stories into homes and hearts on the evening news. These brave souls inspired me to empower women everywhere to stand up for what they believed in, be true to themselves, and embrace change.
That evening in the PIX11 newsroom began without a hitch. That is, until I looked at the teleprompter and found myself stumbling through the words. I felt a flood of anxiety rush over me, broke into a sweat, and couldn’t sit up straight. Half-jokingly, I said, “If I fall over, somebody catch me.” One of my colleagues had the foresight to walk me to the bathroom, where I collapsed. I laid there with my cheek against the cold tile floor. For the first time in 25 years, I didn’t finish the newscast, thanks to what I eventually learned was a hot flash. This vulnerable moment was the catalyst for one of my life’s greatest endeavors.
I partner with powerful and honest women so that we can shift our collective perspective on midlife. You can set audacious goals at 50 and beyond. Change your career. Unlock your bold. Discover something beautiful that’s been hidden within you for decades.
Now’s our time to thrive.
Is it hot in here, or have I been scrolling on TikTok for a little too long? There’s a movement happening on TikTok: women in menopause are sharing their experiences more openly than ever before and creating conversation with real impact.
Clearly, women wanted to talk about it. I’m no doctor or menopause expert, but I am a journalist. So I brought together the top voices in the TikTok menopause movement for #MenopauseTok: a week-long virtual gathering of education and inspiration for women tackling this universal experience.more on menopause
After losing my mother in 1990 and my stepmother in 2022 to breast cancer, I joined forces with leading organizations to save lives by building awareness around this disease. I work with Let’s Talk Menopause and Breast Cancer Research Foundation and I’m a National Board Member of Best Buddies International.
Head to the Press page for my official bio, awards, and the best ways to contact me.