Charleston Massacre: The victims, the church

It’s been a tough last couple days for the city of the Charleston, the country and those of us who work in news. The horrific massacre at the Emanuel AME Church has broken our hearts. Here is a look at the groundbreaking history of this church and the incredible souls that were lost on that fateful day.

The Blue Angels’ First Female Pilot Takes Flight

The Blue Angel’s first female pilot “Captain Katie” inspires people across genders to go for what you want and achieve it.

Who are YOU! #aprilfools

#FunMomentOfTheMorning: You know Angie Goff and Eun Yang had to get their #AprilFoolsDay prank in! Did you catch it?

Posted by NBC Washington on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kid Time: Quality over Quantity

You could imagine my sigh of relief when a new study came out that said quality trumps quantity when it comes to spending time with your children. My reality is that I’m at work more than I’m at home. When I’m with my kids I do my best to embrace the moment and make it one that is all about us. These ‘moments’ are sometimes just minutes but I know it’s really important to my son and daughter. Check out the story TODAY did on the study.

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From Our Mothers, To Our Mothers

March is Women’s History Month and the women of News4 paid tribute to some of the most important ladies in their lives. In a News4 Special “From Our Mothers, To Our Mothers” we share some of the best memories and life lessons we got from mom. The response so far has been overwhelming. Thanks to all who watched, cried and laughed with all of us. Please enjoy the show below with hilarious and heart warming moments from me, Doreen, Wendy, Veronica, Barbara, Eun and Pat.


Even after his death.. Zach Lederer continues to make a difference

One of the finest young men I’ve ever met. It was so sad to lose him. Even though he’s gone what he started with one ‘strongman pose’ continues to make a difference. I’m so glad his family allowed me to share the story.

Lorena Bobbitt 20 Years Later

I caught up with Lorena Bobbitt 20 years after she was aquitted of doing the unthinkable to her husband while he slept.

ICYMI: Honoring Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Thanks to all of you who tuned in for our half hour special that honored local Asian Americans who are really making a positive impact where we live. In case you missed it.. don’t worry. We have all the stories up online. Here are the two that I contributed this year. The first is very inspiring. It’s a true rags to riches story about a single mom who fled Vietnam after the war and was able to overcome welfare and cancer. The second story captures a growing trend in the DC area.. the Korean Dol. It’s the 100 day celebration of life also known traditionally as the child’s first birthday. Learn the intriguing history and fun fortune ritual that takes place at these parties which we learned could cost up to $10,000!

MORE: Watch the Stories

Rosemary’s Tran Lauer: Helping Single Parents and Children in DC area

Party Trend: Korean 1st Birthday

Redskins Player Reaching Out after Losing Son

When it comes to the Redskins we often get so wrapped up in the game it’s hard to imagine the personal battles some of these athletes fight everyday at home.

Defensive end Stephen Bowen is one of them. In 2011 he lost a son. 2 years later he and his wife Tiffany have found coping is easier… when they can provide comfort for others.

I recently sat down with the couple at their Virginia home. Click below to watch their inspirational story.

 

 

Refresh your closet & cash in!

It’s an all too familiar scenario. Your closet is overflowing yet you have NOTHING to wear. New sites and apps are making it easy to clear the clutter and make some cash along the way. I take a look at the booming trend of digital thrift shops. Here’s a web extra listing the best apps to sell your clothes. Click the video box below to see:

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