Famous as a morning news anchor for Los Angeles' KTLA-5 and CBS2 channels, she is also notable for hosting entertainment-themed MSNBC segments titled MSNBC Entertainment Hot List and MSNBC at the Movies. Over the course of her career, she received several Associated Press Awards and Emmy Awards.
After earning a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University, she launched a weekend news program for a Massachusetts cable channel and subsequently became an investigative reporter for a Salinas, California station.
Her Twitter profile mentions her chocolate Labrador Retriever.
She spent the first seven years of her life in Singapore and the remainder of her childhood in the Philippines and in Connecticut and Massachusetts, U.S.A.
An occasional actress as well as a television host, she appears with Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2014 movie Nightcrawler and portrays broadcast journalists in episodes of the television shows True Blood and Las Vegas.