has an extensive background in public speaking, training and development, and executive sales management.
For over 12 years, she worked in the corporate world as a regional sales manager for 15 retail locations, and then as a director of training for the Midwest.
is not new to speaking in front of people and has delivered executive training programs to hundreds of people.
trained locally as well as throughout the United States.
left the corporate world in May of 2004 to spend more time with her
way into television in a very unique and interesting way.
In September of 2004, a local news channel was holding a contest to find a "Back Up" traffic person.
made an entry tape and sent it into the news station.
There was a great deal of competition and the viewers voted on who the "Back Up" would be.
In November 2004, Teresa
was selected and filled in on NBC 5
for a year and a half.
was noticed by CBS 11
, and came on board full time in May of 2006.
is a dedicated mother of two daughters.
favorite past time is watching her
daughters' participate in sports.
Much of her
time is also spent volunteering in her
For the past two years, Teresa has held a leadership position with a philanthropic organization that raises money for scholarships to graduating seniors, and as well as C.A.S.A. Kids.
In 2005, she
received The President's Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her
hours of community service.