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about me

Broadcast Reporter | Newspaper Journalist | Multimedia Journalist

Hi there!

I'm a multimedia journalist with The San Diego Union-Tribune and a five-time Emmy winner in the categories of Sports Storytelling, On-Air Talent and Journalistic Enterprise. I'm also the host of "Annie & Elsten," a daily, four-hour sports radio talk show on 97.3 The Fan, and a field/sideline reporter for Bally Sports (formerly Fox Sports). I've also worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC, as well as a correspondent on the network’s

“Football Night in San Diego” show.​

I'm a strong feature and breaking news reporter who loves getting my hands on a good story. I created a miniseries called “Overtime With Annie” where each week, I take a player off the field to showcase his hobbies, passions and personality. Through my solid professional relationships, I'm able to get exclusive content and accessibility to players and the lives they lead

outside of the locker room.


After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism, I moved to New York City to work with MTV Networks. There, I worked on Total Request Live and interviewed celebrities live on-air — including Justin Timberlake (who gave me a hug).

Upon returning to San Diego, I pursued a career in print journalism as a staff writer with The San Diego Union-Tribune, working the News, Community and Metro beats. It was there that I crafted my writing and reporting skills, covering everything from breaking news to high-profile features. I'm particularly grateful for this period in my life, as working for a daily metropolitan newspaper gave me a crash course in deadlines, accuracy and journalism ethics.

(Plus, I got to work under some amazingly tough editors.)

I left the Union-Tribune after being accepted as a Jacobs Fellow with KPBS, a nonprofit radio and television station. Under the Jacobs Project for Reporting Excellence, I was able to explore innovative ways of storytelling and reporting across various platforms, including web, TV and radio. I took to the “one-woman band” style of reporting and quickly carved myself a niche with the station’s weekly TV show, “San Diego Week,” as a digital reporter. In that role, I reported on community, political and social issues. After leaving KPBS, I returned to the Union-Tribune, but this time as a multimedia reporter, doing print and video stories while covering the San Diego Chargers and Padres, as well as other sports. From there, my career has grown.

I'm not afraid to push boundaries and am known for delivering everything from witty, entertaining interviews to stories and conversations with athletes that are

emotional, revealing and sincere.



Bally Sports   |   Sideline Reporter and Host  

Fox Sports   |   Sideline Reporter and Host  

Annie & Elsten | Daily Sports Talk Show on 97.3 The Fan 

NBC  |  Anchor, Reporter, "Football Night In San Diego" contributor


Padres and Fox Sports   |   "Padres Social Hour" host (live pre-game show on radio & TV)

Channel 4 SD  |  Pregame feature reporter for Padres games 

UTTV   |   Host of daily live sports show: "The Sports Page"


The San Diego Union-Tribune   |   Print Journalist  

KPBS   |   Jacobs Fellowship   |   Multimedia Journalist 


The San Diego Union-Tribune   |   Multimedia Journalist 

• Cover the Chargers in-depth

• Cover the Padres in-depth

• Cover MLB, NFL, NBA, college, preps, and other sports

• Skilled feature reporter and storyteller

• Reported from Super Bowls, All-Star Games, playoffs and other events

• Started my career as a News/Metro print journalist and have more than five years of expertise in that area, including several A-1 and breaking news stories.

• Five-time Emmy winner

• APSE and Society of Professional Journalists winner

• Lifestyle, travel and entertainment host and reporter

Special Skills

I'm highly skilled at breaking news, turning stories on deadline, interviewing, storytelling, building professional relationships and sources and looking at things creatively. I'm also skilled in Adobe Premiere, shooting, editing, content management systems, writing, proofreading and more.

I'm available for speaking events (inquire within).

Before transitioning to journalism full-time, I spent another life as a competitive dancer and dance teacher. I choreographed routines for kids and teenagers in hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet and more, and cut the music and designed the costumes (hello, rhinestones!). I still take classes as often as I can and teach at low-income schools whenever possible.

my full resume is available upon request

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