Ali Wolf
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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!


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    Historic Sacramento House Could be Moved or Demolished to Make Way for State Office Building

    SACRAMENTO — In the shadows of concrete towers in Downtown Sacramento, an intricate mansion sits on Seventh and O streets. Built in 1881, the Heilbron House is a remnant of Sacramento’s past; covered in detail from the roof to the porch. “It’s pretty boring around here, all you see is big state buildings, so I think it’s nice to have something nice and old,” said Adelaide Harlan. Now there’s a chance the 136-year-old mansion could be demolished or moved — to […]

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    Expert: Key Parts of Sacramento’s Flood Control System are Working

    SACRAMENTO — Raging creeks, swollen rivers and snow piling up in the mountains. As predicted, this week has created the wettest weather in the region in at least a decade. “In some areas they probably had rainfall that was on the order of once in 20 or 30 years. But overall, this event is about what it was about a decade ago,” said Alan Haynes. Haynes is the acting hydrologist in charge with the National Weather Service California Nevada River […]

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    Rushing Water Washes Out Road in Alta

    PLACER COUNTY — CHP cell phone video shows frightening moments when asphalt drops off into a creek in Alta. Morten Road is split in two after powerful rushing water tore through the earth holding the asphalt up. “It wasn’t a bridge, it was a whole road with dirt all the way across and then asphalt on top, but the water just got to be too much,” said CHP Officer Chris Nave. It’s a dramatic and shocking sight for people who […]

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    Heavy Rain Creates Concern for People Living Along Sacramento River

    SACRAMENTO — After days of downpours, parts of Sacramento are underwater. The American River has submerged Discovery Park and nearby streets. A roof above the surface shows the depth of the water that took over the area. “Thought I’d come down here because it hasn’t been like this in 10 years,” said Charles Kincaid. Kincaid has lived in Sacramento all of his life. He’s refreshed to see a serious winter rain storm for the first time in a while. “I […]

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    Spectators Gather Hoping to See Sacramento Weir’s Gates Open for the First Time in a Decade

    YOLO COUNTY — It’s not a new tourist attraction in town, but Monday, a century-old Sacramento fixture attracted spectators. They came to watch, wait and record. “This is an old garage sale special,” said Mark Lewis. Lewis brought his vintage camera in anticipation of the Sacramento Weir’s gates opening for the first time in over a decade. It’s a sight he’s seen before. “I was out here when I was a kid, last I saw it right up there, it […]

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    Storm Pours Heavy Rain, Causes Flooded Streets Across Sacramento County

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — A surge of rushing water filled roadways and parking lots across Sacramento County. Deer Creek resembled a raging river in East Sacramento County. Rushing water created waves and filled Scott Road. The flooded street trapped a red pickup truck. But Michelangelo Greco and his buddies plowed through the rushing water, a few times. “Weather’s out, Chevy’s running, thought, come out and drive some water crossings,” Greco said. Greco came out looking for adventure during the storm and […]

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    Sierra Search and Rescue Gears Up for Potential Truckee River Flooding

    TRUCKEE — A thick blanket of snow lines the icy water of the Truckee River. It was calm Friday, but things were expected to change drastically. Darlene Fredrick monitored the river from her front door. “This snow is hard as rock right now,” Fredrick said. Water surrounded Fredrick’s home in the 1997 floods and she had to leave in a hurry. “Last time my husband had to take us in his bucket of his vehicle,” Fredrick said. This time she’s […]

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    Painting Depicting Cops as Animals at U.S. Capitol Sparks Outrage

    SACRAMENTO — It’s been roughly two and a half years since police and protesters faced off in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of officer Darren Wilson. Now police and activists are at odds again. This time over an artistic interpretation of those fiery demonstrations in 2014. “It’s not art, it’s defamation,” said Jacob Shockley, founder of Back the Badge Sacramento. The painting is now on display at the U.S. Capitol. […]

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    California Legislature Hires Former Attorney General Eric Holder to Take on Trump

    SACRAMENTO — Less than three weeks before Donald Trump gets sworn in as president, California state leaders are gearing up for legal battles against his administration. “We need to be prepared for what they might do on day one,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Rendon and Senate President Kevin de Leon have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to help with challenges they expect to face with Trump in the White House. “A lot of […]