My Story

reelHeadShot01aI began my career as a TV news photographer/ editor at KOCO – TV, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City in 1978. I worked at KTVY(now KFOR) in OKC and then moved to Dallas with my husband and fellow news photographer, Paul Parisot in the summer of 1981.  I worked at KDFW-TV for a short time, then settled in at WFAA-TV News in 1982.  I shot and edited news stories, produced news stories, wrote and produced series segments.

I left WFAA in 1989 to spend time raising our two kids, but continued to work with Channel 8 as a freelance producer, writer and photographer/editor.  In 1998, I wrote and produced a documentary for the Dallas PBS affiliate KERA called Child Safety: It’s No Accident. View a segment of the documentary here.

And in 2002, I began Reel Reflections Media, my video production company specializing in creating digital video life stories for families interested in preserving their personal histories for relatives.

I have had the good fortune to work with non-profit organizations such as a Wish with Wings creating memorable digital stories of wishes granted to critically ill North Texas children. 

My passion for storytelling and working with people includes several years in the classroom working with future journalists at the Mayborn School of Journalism, Medill School of Journalism and Texas Christian University.