TV SHOWS: The Bachelor/Bachelorette, The Golden Girls, Sex and the City, Breaking Bad, Kelly & Michael, The Real Housewives, anything on the Food Network, HGTV or DIY Network, E! News, Homeland, Scandal
MOVIES: Amelie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Love Actually, National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation, A Christmas Story, The Blind Side, Serendipity, You've Got Mail, Hocus Pocus, Twilight
MAGAZINES: US Weekly, People, The Knot, Hour, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Elle, Real Simple
WEBSITES: Outblush, PopSugar, Piperlime, TMZ, TresSugar, eBay, The Superficial, Gilt Groupe, Pinterest, On To Baby
STYLE ICONS: Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Aniston, Kelly Ripa, Jillian Harris & Emily Maynard (from "The Bachelorette")
FAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream, Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel lotion, anything by Benefit, Clinique Super-Balanced Foundation, Nars blush in "Orgasm," Clinique SuperBalm, Stella by Stella McCartney perfume, Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine, Dior Airflash
LAST BOOK I READ: Love Does
MOST-MEMORABLE ON-AIR MOMENT: Interviewing Diddy. He brought Ciroc for all of us and well, I only remember a little bit of that morning!
10 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME: 1) When I was 8-years-old, I co-hosted America's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Chuck Gaidica & Carmen Harlan right here in the D! 2) I'm the voice of the "Weather Girl" in Grand Theft Auto IV; Simmer down, boys ... All of my "dirty talk" was totally scripted. 3) I was Valedictorian of my high school class (Grosse Ile High School, Go Red Devils!) and also #1 in the journalism school at Butler University in Indianapolis. Yes, I'm a self-proclaimed DORK. 4) I color-coordinate all of my clothes. 5) Only a few days before I took the job with Channel 955, I was selected to be a part of ABC's The Bachelor. No roses for me! 6) I have an obsession with cupcakes. Not just eating 'em, either ... I have cupcake EVERYTHING in my house: PJs, aprons, dishes, mugs, lipgloss, lotions, mints, recipe books, throw pillows, cookie jar, sneakers, shirts, even UNDERWEAR. 7) I once filled in for Kelly Ripa on "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly." 8) I got married at the historic Ford Piquette Plant (where the Model Ts were made) 9) My puppy, Charlie, has his own Facebook page! 10) I had a baby girl named Lucy Grace on April 8th, 2014.
MOVIE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE BEEN IN: Sex and the City. Duh.
ADDICTIONS: Coffee, shoes, lipgloss and Victoria's Secret boyshorts, Pinterest
FAVE RESTAURANTS: Slows Bar B Que, Primo's Pizza, Crispelli's, Red Coat Tavern, Greek Islands, Original Pancake House, Social Kitchen, Imperial, Phoenicia
FAVE DRINKS: Pineapple upside down cake shots, mojitos, margaritas, cucumber gimlets
FAVE CLOTHING: Anthropologie, Gap, Urban Outfitters, Loehmann's, Madewell, Kate Spade, J. Crew, Nordstrom Rack, Target, vintage stores! (PS: I shop the sale racks at all of the above, so don't worry girls ... I'll keep you updated when we need to take advantage of mega discounts!)
FAVE MUSIC: Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Hanson, BSB, Switchfoot, Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Ellie Goulding, The Fray, Matt & Kim, Sufjan Stevens, Denison Witmer, Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Meiko, Phoenix
PREFERENCE: THONGS, BOYSHORTS, GRANNY PANTIES OR COMMANDO: Boyshorts
BRA SIZE: Don't make fun ... 32B. Barely.
DREAM VACATION: Ireland or Italy
TYPICAL BREAKFAST: Coffee, oatmeal, fruit
THINGS I'M ALLERGIC TO: Ready for this list?! Dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, hay, mites, ragweed, pollen, trees, grass, Latex, Penicillin, almonds, avocados, peppers, and walnuts!
FAVE ROADTRIP FROM DETROIT: Chicago! My little sister, Emily, lives there. Plus, the shopping in that town is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
GUILTY PLEASURES: Buying stuff on eBay that I really don't need; Eating 1lb bags of Peanut M & Ms in one sitting; Coupons; Clipping my toenails and plucking my eyebrows
HERITAGE: Irish, Italian and a little German
NICKNAMES: Murph, Shan, Smurf, Cupcake, Shorty
IN MY PURSE: iPhone, wallet, coupon book, bobby pins, 3 tubes of lipgloss, eyelash curler, 3 inhalers, 2 EPI pens, brush, sunglasses, hair ties, extra pacifier, hand sanitizer
PET PEEVES: Dropped phone calls, the spinning colored wheel when my MacBook isn't working, people who text in movie theaters, parents who discipline their kids in public, delayed flights, being late
IN A HEARTBEAT: Andy Samberg, Adam Brody, Zac Efron, Topher Grace, Taye Diggs
CHARITIES: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FARE), Covenant House Michigan, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Operation Kid Equip, Time Team Detroit