Heather joined the 2 On Your Side team in October 2006. October 12th to be exact - the day of the October Surprise Storm!

She's no stranger to cold and snow though. Heather is a Chicago native who spent two years reporting in Syracuse and Northern New York.

She graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago and received her Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

You can catch Heather's reports during the week on Daybreak from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. She anchors Daybreak Saturday from 6 a.m to 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Daybreak Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Heather is an award-winning journalist. She won a first place Associated Press award for Best Sports Coverage for her story about 3-year-old Ryder, an enthusiastic Buffalo Sabres fan who was in need of a prosthetic leg. She also won a first-place AP award for her story about a Western New York woman who turns old wedding dresses into burial "angel gowns" for babies. Heather was twice nominated for a New York Regional Emmy award.

When Heather's not working, you'll likely find her on or near the water. She spends her summer boating on Canandaigua Lake, Lake Erie, and the Niagara River. Heather enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, spinning, shopping, and rooting for the Bills, Sabres, Chicago Bears, and White Sox.

She married a Western New Yorker, and they are happy to call Buffalo home!