Associate of Arts in Journalism, Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon, 1979. Bachelor in Journalism, Oregon State University, 1982.
News correspondent, The Oregonian, Portland, 1982-1983; senior reporter/producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, 1983-1984; television news reporter, Station KIFI-television, Idaho Falls, Idaho., 1984-1985; political reporter "Ten O'Clock News", Station KPTV, Portland, 1985-1990; committee manager, Employment division State of Oregon, Salem, 1990-1991; television producer/writer/consultant, Neiworth Media, Salem, since 1991. Special projects director Oregon Department Human Resources, since 1996.
Member International Association Personnel in Employment Security, Society Professional Journalists, American Federation Radio and television Artists, Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha.
Married Joseph Michael Petshow, July 17, 1982. 1 child, Emma Michelle Neiworth-Petshow.