Jodi is thrilled to be here in the Emerald City at KMTR-TV! She hails from a small town in Northern California, near Lake Tahoe. After doing color commentary for almost every family vacation, since the age of 8, Jodi came to the conclusion she was destined to work in Television News. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Communications from Brigham Young University, she followed that dream. A dream that landed her in the trenches at several local NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates throughout the Country. Jodi’s worked in Albany, and Elmira, New York, Scranton Pennsylvania, Sacramento, San Francisco, and even in The Big Apple!
During her newsgathering tenure, she’s interviewed people from all walks of life, from popular music bands like ZZ Top to Presidential Hopefuls, including: Senator John Kerry, Senator Rick Santorum, Former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Senator Ted Cruz, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former New York Governor George Pataki, Former Westchester County District Attorney, Jeanine Pirro (“Justice With Judge Jeanine” on Fox News Channel), and Space Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins. Most recently, Jodi interviewed Grammy nominated composer Philip Giffin; and New York Times Best Selling Author Dr. Deepak Chopra, right here in Eugene!
While back East Jodi hosted a political show called "Meet the Leaders"; and covered Special Assignments such as New York State’s Republican Convention in 2006. She also studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in N.Y.C.; and First Take in San Francisco.
Jodi holds a Masters in Education from U.S.C., plus an Executive Healthcare MBA from U.C. Irvine. She enjoys singing, dancing, yoga, biking, swimming, basketball, the outdoors, reading, movies, anything that allows her to be creative; and spending time with her 18 year-old daughter, Alexandra.