I’m a storyteller by nature and by trade. I’m a writer, former network TV journalist, investor in women-led startups and mom to happy, healthy twins. My latest project, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), is a non-fiction narrative that uncovers the true stories of the women who haven’t asked for permission from Silicon Valley to build the future. The acclaimed book is being developed into a scripted TV series by ABC Studios and MILOJO, the production company owned by Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos.
I spent the most of my career chasing stories as a TV reporter and anchor for local news stations from Burlington, VT to Denver, CO to Washington, DC and joined ABC News as a correspondent in 2002. My byline has appeared in a host of newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, The Baltimore Sun, The Denver Post and Parents. In 2007, I started covering tech trends for Yahoo and served as its national on-air tech expert which included regular segments on TODAY. In 2012, I became an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and recently joined the Columbia J-School Alumni Board.
As an investor and adviser to early stage ventures, I have had the privilege to collaborate with Pipeline Angels and Golden Seeds. My portfolio is focused on women-led startups including Project Gravitas, Cisse Trading Company and DayOne Response.
The love of my life is a former J-school classmate who is a former 60 Minutes producer turned entertainment and digital media executive. We spend most of our free time raising our tween twins who continually challenge, amaze and teach us new things every day. When I’m not researching the next big story, you can find me exploring the world on adventures with my family, walking our dog Midnight and “training for life” on my Peloton spin bike, in the pool or at the gym.