Frances was born and raised in California but ecstatic to be in Miami. She feels it only makes sense that if she left her home state of California, it would be for the Sunshine State!
Frances has dreamed of being a journalist since she was a kid. At the age of 10, she started working at her mom’s kiosks at the mall. A local TV station opened up a studio right next to them, and she watched the newscasts every day. After being interviewed by anchor Walt Gray, she was hooked. Things came full circle as she would later go on to work with that same anchor. To make things even more full circle, Walt was at CBS4 in the 80s when it was still WCIX, Channel 6!
Frances has always been the most talkative of her peers, so her former teachers and classmates are not surprised she went into news broadcasting. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know people she may not have met otherwise. She loves to tell stories about the amazing things people do for their communities, especially sharing the good!
After graduating from St. Francis High School (the all-girls Catholic school that inspired the 5-time Oscar nominated film ‘Lady Bird’), she went on to become a Trojan at the University of Southern California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In her 4 years at USC, she also got a second Bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Most recently, Frances was an anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, her hometown. Frances has also worked at the CBS station in Spokane, Washington, CNN, E! News, and KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California.
In her free time, you can find Frances catching up on alot of TV shows, trying out new restaurants, and struggling to get to the gym. She loves mentoring college and high school students and volunteering with local organizations. She especially loves helping and witnessing Make-A-Wish grant wishes.
Feel free to reach out to Frances with story ideas, share your favorite local food spots, or just to say hello! She loves all things social media, but her favorite is Twitter!