F. was born in raised in West Orange, New Jersey. Another 'one of the guys', she became an avid fan of the NFL in third grade and developed a penchant for all sports by eighth grade. It was then, in her Career Education class that she figured out her plan for life: she likes sports and she's good at writing ... why not become a sportswriter? And the rest was history. In her junior year at West Orange High School she became the Assistant Sports Editor of the school newspaper, The Pioneer, and became Senior Sports Editor her senior year. She now attends the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona.