Ashley first came to ABC 17 in the Fall of 2013. She first started out on FOX 22 as a host before being offered a reporting position in the news department.
Since then, she's won awards for investigative reporting. Ashley investigated the Department of Social Services “system glich,” which sparked a legislative investigation into DSS. She won an award from the Kansas City Press Club for the years long investigation.
Before being named Evening Anchor in the summer of 2017, she was a solo anchor for ABC 17 News This Morning.
A few notable stories she's covered in the field is the Governor's Inauguration in January. She also co-anchored a three-hour special report in the field for Eclipse 2017. Politics, crime and the opioid epidemic are stories you can expect to see her come off the anchor desk to report on. For two years, she's turned multiple special reports over the opioid epidemic.
Before getting into news, Ashley was a former pageant winner. She was named Miss Missouri USA 2010 before going on to place in the top 10 at Miss USA 2010. She attended the University of Central Missouri and studied political science before switching her major to criminal justice.bAshley worked for Representative Jeanie Riddle before Rep. Riddle became a senator and worked at Brent Hemphill & Associates in the year 2012.
Outside of work she enjoys anything active, whether its indoors or outdoors. She loves to hike, workout and take her puppy Jack for walks.
Ashley played sports all throughout her life. Basketball and volleyball were her passions, but she figure skated for 10 years. Back when Cindy Stein was the head woman's basketball coach at Mizzou, she won MVP of the Mizzou Elite Basketball Camp.
She's also an avid cook and baker. After a long day at work, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up something delicious for her family!
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