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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
  • BLM Displays Names, Faces of Black Men Killed by Police Above Broadway

    SACRAMENTO — Protesters’ anger over Stephon Clark’s death has been palpable but on Broadway there’s a different kind of demonstration. “We wanted it up in a high traffic area in Sacramento,” said Black Lives Matter Sacramento founder Tanya Faison. The billboard, which went up several weeks ago, stands above Dimple Records, near the iconic Tower Theater. On it are seven faces and seven first names: Lorenzo, Dazion, Adriene, Ryan, Joseph, Desmond and Mikel. They are black men who were killed […]

  • Woman Hit by Sheriff’s SUV During Protest at Sacramento County Sheriff’s Service Center

    SACRAMENTO — Nearly two weeks after 22-year-old Stephon Clark’s death, people started marching Saturday at 65th Street and Florin Road in South Sacramento near the Sheriff’s Department Service Center. They also held a candlelit vigil. The march and vigil started off peacefully but shortly after protesters started marching a sheriff’s department patrol SUV allegedly hit a woman, who was identified Sunday as Wanda Cleveland, while she was protesting. Warning: The video below may be disturbing to some viewers. Cleveland was […]

  • 14-Year-Old Holds Vigil for Stephon Clark

    SACRAMENTO — A South Sacramento high school student organized a vigil for Stephon Clark on Saturday. Around 5p.m., 14-year-old Ciara Picou-Grant, lit candles outside  the police station on Franklin Boulevard. She said she planned the small vigil to pay tribute to Clark and other victims of police brutality this year. She came with a message for police: she is sick and tired of the violence and she is frustrated. 14 year old Ciara organized a vigil for #StephonClark in front […]

  • Woman Survives 10 Days Lost in Rural Nevada County by Eating Crumbs, Insulating Car with Books

    NEVADA COUNTY — A missing Marysville woman survived for 10 days after getting lost in remote Nevada County. For loved ones it was a painstaking search. They feared the worst as they tried to find Sheryl Donovan. Almost two weeks ago the in-home nurse from Marysville left for work and never returned. With no cell service, no maps and no extra food Donovan got lost. She was stuck in her car on dark and snowy roads and she was all […]

  • Who Took Rusty the Rooster? Yuba City Restaurant’s Sculpture Goes Missing

    YUBA CITY — Rusty the Rooster has gone missing. Yuba City’s Dancing Tomato Caffe is filled with charm and whimsey. Perhaps the restaurant’s most prized piece of flair is the 5-foot-10-inch metal rooster sculpture known as Rusty. Owner Shar Katz suspects more than one person is responsible for Rusty’s disappearance. “It would take a team probably because he was locked down onto the post and the post and everything is missing,” Katz said. “So it took some effort, some time.” […]

  • Friends, Family Search Delta for Missing Concord Man

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — Friends and family were searching near Sherman Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for 27-year-old David Kempker on Monday, a week since he was last seen. Kempker, who lives in Concord, was reported missing on Tuesday. Missing person flyers have been posted in the area along Highway 160. Kempker’s car was found by Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday along the highway in a remote area. Kempker’s loved ones describe him as an avid outdoorsman, who […]

  • Five Davis Tow Employees Arrested for Auto Theft, Conspiracy

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — Five employees at Davis Tow Incorporated, a Sacramento County-based business, have been arrested on multiple charges related to unlawful towing and business practices. The blue signs could be seen in all around North Natomas, at apartments and shopping centers. Agabie Emmanuilove said he wasn’t in the wrong when his cars got towed by Davis Tow. “The cars disappeared,” Emmanuilove said. “I was parked legally.” The worst part for Emmanuilove was the steep price tag to get his cars back. […]

  • Sacramento to Re-Educate Residents About Recycling

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The City and County of Sacramento will soon launch a push to re-educate the public about recycling as a result of new standards from China. From a blue bin on your curbside, to a conveyer belt at a waste management transfer center, that is just the beginning of the journey for the things you recycle. Most of the paper and cardboard gets loaded into shipping containers and hauled off to China. “Well that is a surprise, I […]

  • Las Vegas Mass Shooting Survivor Brings Healing to Other Victims

    SACRAMENTO — Gun control has dominated the national conversation in the weeks since the Parkland, Florida high school shooting. One local woman is becoming a prominent voice for people affected by mass shootings. She’s made it her mission to help survivors — because she is one. “I’m lucky I survived,” said Lisa Fine, a survivor of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Fine understands it more than most, because she lived it. The Route 91 Harvest Festival was the night she survived […]