TV Host / Producer, Mom, Wife and Try-it-Yourselfer

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A Little About Me

And how are you this fine day?

I grew up in a town known for its baseball, for its vast array of great restaurants, and also known as The Gateway To The West ~ St. Louis, Missouri.

As a kid, I practiced news casting and play-by-play at my brother Stephen’s baseball games; Fast forward a few years, I hit the “big time” (in my own mind) when I was given the opportunity to interview my favorite MLB manager Tony La Russa, attended a red carpet movie premiere as correspondent rubbing elbows with my favorite celebrities and went on to intern at the TV stations I grew up watching.

I worked in reality casting in the Windy City; Apparently Chicago’s weather wasn’t cold enough for me, so I bought a heavier coat, lots of socks, and moved to North Dakota to anchor & produce the news there! Many’s the day, viewers could catch me in white-out conditions shooting stories outside as a back-pack journalist; I quickly learned to wear multiple-layers under that heavy coat.

From North Dakota to Central Illinois, I landed at the NBC affiliate leading the desk on a two hour morning show; by afternoon I was anchoring and producing the midday news.

Experience & Professional Life

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." - Thomas Jefferson

TV Host: “The Morning Blend” on FOX 4

May 2013 – Present (4 years)
Join Carley Wegner and Stephanie Summers as they talk food, fashion, and entertainment on Southwest Florida’s “Morning Blend,” every M-F from 8-9 AM!

TV Host: Paradise TV on FOX 4

May 2013 – Present (4 years)
A blend of FOOD Network meets TRAVEL channel…Wednesday evenings at 7:30, on FOX 4, we uncover Florida’s guilty pleasures and hidden treasures!

Creator: Essdee’s

March 2013 – Present (4 years 2 months)
EssDee’s was inspired from a life of “never being able to find anything to wear” that women’s mantra every distaff member of society has uttered in frustration at some point in her life. EssDee’s shops fashion merchandising markets worldwide to bring you apparel and gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Check out our in house line, coming soon!

My Blog

My son Sutton is cute as a button and ever since becoming a mom I started seeing life through a different lens. During Sutton’s first year of life we’ve taken to the sky in “hot air balloon rides,” whipped up egg-cellent creations in Sutton’s Sizzlin’ Kitchen’, and when Halloween creeped around we pulled out all the tricks and built him a boo-tiful spook house. After being told to submit my work to magazines, I was inspired to take our adventures to the keyboard and that’s when our Cute As A Sutton blog was born. Follow us for flashy photo props and other DIY and family fun!