Best known as the winner of the 2005 Miss Pennsylvania beauty pageant and as a top ten finalist in the 2006 Miss America pageant, this beauty queen also had a career as a Philadelphia-based television news reporter.
While studying speech and communications at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, she worked as a news anchor for her college's radio station.
She and Philadelphia weather forecaster Carol Erickson appeared in a 2013 viral YouTube video in which they seemed to harshly critique each other while on-air.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she won the 2004 Miss Central Pennsylvania and 2005 Miss Allegheny Valley pageant titles.
She and television actress Jeri Ryan were both finalists in the Miss America pageant (in 2006 and 1990, respectively).