Terri is unique in that she is a native Nevadan from Reno who attended schools locally through high school, ultimately graduating from Reno High School. She then attended Arizona State University, where she received a degree in broadcasting.
Returning to her roots, Terri began her broadcasting career as an associate director for KTVN in Reno. Given a chance to advance by then-news director Ed Pearce, Terri steadily rose through the ranks and became a producer, general assignment reporter, medical reporter and fill-in anchor.
Terri moved to Las Vegas and produced and reported a medical segment, which aired seven days a week on KVBC. She then moved into a writing position at KPTV in Portland, Oregon and a year later became an anchor/reporter at KTCI in Vancouver, Washington.
In 1997, Terri moved back home to be closer to family. She is currently a general assignment reporter with KOLO, Monday through Friday at the 4:00/ 5:00/6:30/11:00 newscasts.
Terri has received numerous awards and accolades, including an Emmy award for a series of reports on organ transplantation called "The Silent Heroes"
She's been recognized 13 times with Emmy nominations.
She has won various honors from the Associated Press, the Radio & Television News Directors Association and the Edward R. Murrow Awards.
In 2016, “The Other Side of the Fence” won best news story at the Equine Film Festival in New York City.
She serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.
She is also in the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
When not working, Terri enjoys riding her two horses in the eastern Sierra Nevada, cooking, traveling, and taking care of her barn cat Lincoln and bloodhound Wyatt.