Beth joined Channel 2 in January 2014. Born and raised in southern California, Beth had never visited Alaska before her move. When Beth learned about Anchorage’s unique sports coverage, she didn’t need to know much more about Alaska before jumping at the opportunity to become a KTUU Sports Reporter.
Beth is the youngest of three and grew up following in her older brother and sister’s footsteps. Beth has been dancing since the age of five like her sister, Brooke, and is a hockey fanatic like her brother, Brett.
Beth says her father, Mike, was a coach and always "dragged" her along to his basketball and hockey games. However, it wasn’t until Beth was 10 years old that she found her own passion for sports -- while at a Los Angeles Kings game starting line-up introduction. The Los Angeles goaltender, at the time, Felix Potvin, earned the nickname “Felix the Cat” for his cat-like reflexes. He, in fact, sported the 1950’s cartoon on his helmet and pads. It was at that moment Beth says she became obsessed with hockey.
Beth’s passion for "all things sports" grew larger from that moment forward. From that Los Angeles Kings game at the age of 13, she says she knew she has headed for a career in sports broadcasting.
In high school, Beth was a cheerleader for four years and ran track her senior year. Beth chose to attend Washington State University (WSU) because of its nationally ranked broadcasting program. In her senior year, Beth landed a job hosting the wsucougars.com weekly features for WSU Athletics. Prior to graduating from WSU, Beth interned with the KCPQ sports department in Seattle where she was able to follow and cover the Seattle Seahawks team that went on to win the Superbowl that year.
Beth graduated from WSU in August of 2013 with a degree in Sport Management and Communication.
Beth enjoys running marathons, a passion she inherited from her mother, Mary. Being from California, Beth loves to surf and can’t wait to try our her surfing skills in Alaska. Beth spends her free time enjoying family, friends and her black lab, Kona.