This former anchor of Los Angeles, California's KNBC-TV station was forced to leave her position following a series of scandals. Prior to working for KNBC, she had co-anchored news segments on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's KYW-TV station.
After graduating from the State University of New York at Albany, she earned an advanced degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University.
She was arrested in 2007 for allegedly assaulting and verbally abusing a female officer of the New York City Police Department.
She was born and raised in Lake Grove, New York, by parents of Puerto Rican and Welsh heritage. Between 2000 and 2007, she had two brief marriages: to Dino Calandriello (from 2000-2004) and Jay Adkins (from 2005-2007).
She was involved in a 2007 scandal that stretched into the year 2010, in which she exchanged inappropriate pictures and emails with sportscaster Rich Eisen (the husband of another sportscaster, Suzy Shuster).