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Growing up, I always had a pen and paper in hand; taking notes, writing journals and begging my parents to tell me stories. But in college, instead of following those interests, I decided to attend UC Berkeley as a Molecular Cell Biology major. The summer before my first semester, I interned at NBC in my hometown, San Diego. From then on, I was hooked on the fast paced, exciting world of TV news. I ditched science and never looked back!

My career has taken me from California to Las Vegas to New York and now back to California. I worked my way up from production assistant and writer at KUSI in San Diego, to producer at KTNV in Las Vegas and then to Reporter in NYC.

I spent the past two years carrying a big camera and tripod through the streets of Brooklyn and The Bronx. I was a “One Man Band” reporter and fill-in Anchor for News 12. While in NYC, I covered Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the mayor’s race, dozens of snow storms and lots of crime.

I’m known around the newsroom for: being a klutz!

What keeps me going: iced coffee , peanut M&Ms and sunshine.

I give back to my community by: Shopping and eating local as much as possible. I love that our area is a great place to do that! Also I believe little random acts of kindness go a long way. Making someone else’s day makes me happy.

Why FOX40? FOX40 brought me back home to California. It’s a place for me to take on new challenges while working with nice, talented people.

My greatest TV moment: After Hurricane Sandy, I did a report on a religious center in Queens that was badly damaged and in desperate need of aid. After the story aired, I found out that my report prompted FEMA to call the religious center and give it the assistance it needed.

TV moment I’d like to forget: Fainting in the studio during a live CNN broadcast. It happened during a short internship during college. (I had slept only a few hours before my 3am call time.) Security came to get me and I was mortified! I guess I made a lasting impression but not the kind I was hoping for!

If I had free time, I would: Do more yoga, hiking and biking. Also I’d like to spend a day doing absolutely NOTHING but that may never happen – I always have a to-do list!

Recent Articles
  • Roseville Restaurant Owner Who Was Once Homeless Offers Free Christmas Meal to Those in Need

    ROSEVILLE — For many, Christmas is about tradition, family, food and presents. But some in our community don’t have those thing. On Christmas, one Roseville restaurant provided a warm meal for those in need. It’s an amazing gesture spending Christmas giving to others. But the chef and owner of The Place in Roseville donated his time and food because he knows what it’s like to be down on your luck. While most businesses were closed on Christmas, The Place in […]

  • Front Street Animal Shelter Surprises Kids for Christmas

    SACRAMENTO — Puppies and kittens are often high up on a lot of kids’ Christmas lists and Sunday volunteers with Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter turned into Santa Claus and his elves to make Christmas wishes come true. It was the busiest night of year for Santa, but Saint Nick made time for a special visit for one family in Sacramento ahead of Christmas Eve. That morning Santa delivered Elliott and Graham Halcon their new puppy. “You must have been […]

  • Sacramento Police Crack Down on Impaired Driving During Holiday Weekend

    SACRAMENTO — Police across the region have been kicking off the holiday weekend by cracking down on impaired drivers. At the Sacramento Police Department’s checkpoint Friday night officers said it was not just about catching drunk drivers, it was about raising awareness. One by one Sacramento police officers walked up to the cars on 65th and Broadway with the same question, “Have you had any alcoholic beverages to consume this evening?” Sometimes a joke or two was had. “Have you […]

  • De Leon Announces ‘Unprecedented’ Action on Sexual Harassment at Capitol

    SACRAMENTO — California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said Thursday he plans to tackle the “culture of pervasive sexual harassment” at the Capitol by hiring outside law firms to investigate that misconduct. The firms are Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Van Dermyden Maddux. They have established a hotline for people to call to report misbehavior. De Leon says he plans to soon release more detailed information about complaints and investigations against lawmakers to reporters. The Democratic Senate leader […]

  • UC Davis Administrator Accused Former Professor of Sexual Assault

    DAVIS — Thirty years later, UC Davis administrator Danny Gray is telling his story for the first time. The university’s director of academic employment and labor relations says during his time as an undergraduate in the 80’s, he was sexually assaulted by Dr. Kern Holoman, the chair of the music department and director of the symphony. Gray says it’s still hard to talk about, but the recent #MeToo movement has given him the courage to step forward. It all started […]

  • Teammates, Coaches Pitch in to Help Family of Boy Diagnosed with Leukemia

    ELK GROVE — He’s only 10, but he’s got the fight of his life ahead of him. A local boy recently got a devastating diagnosis. Jose Granados loves soccer, but he’s in the hospital. Sunday, his teammates and coaches pitched in to help his family — in the way they know best. Sixteen youth soccer teams brought their games to Elk Grove on Sunday afternoon for a special tournament. The sign says it all: Losing is not an option. But […]

  • 11-Year-Old Salvation Army Bell Ringer Brings Christmas Cheer to Roseville Community

    ROSEVILLE — You see them in front of stores every year around the holidays — volunteers ringing bells in front of Salvation Army red kettles. It’s not every day, however, that bell ringers are as young as 11-year-old Mia Johnson. “I just love to do it,” Mia said. When she started volunteering with the Salvation Army, Mia was much younger. “My mom made me do it when I was 3 or 4, then I just loved doing it,” Mia told […]

  • Hearing Postponed for Man Arrested in Connection to CHP Officer’s Death

    SACRAMENTO — The man arrested in connection to the death of a South Sacramento CHP officer will learn his fate next month. Alberto quiroz was scheduled to be sentenced Friday, but after a brief court appearance the hearing was postponed. Quiroz was arrested back in February. Investigators say CHP Officer Lucas Chellew was chasing Quiroz down Fruitridge Road in South Sacramento when Chellew lost control of his motorcycle and hit a pole. Officer Chellew, a CHP veteran, was killed. CHP […]

  • Several Car Windows Shattered Overnight in South Natomas

    NATOMAS — In a residential South Natomas neighborhood several families woke up to broken glass and a big inconvenience. Luke, who chose not to reveal his last name, was one of the unlucky ones. His car window got smashed and while nothing was taken, fixing his car cut into his workday. “I work for UPS, so I missed my first shift, ’cause I work 12-hour days. It wasn’t very fun having to miss my money because I work hard for […]