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!


Recent Articles
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    If Convicted, Suspect in CHP Officer’s Death Could Face Over a Decade Behind Bars

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — Balloons, candles and notes mark the spot where a South Sacramento CHP officer lost his life Wednesday. Investigators believe Alberto Quiroz is the man Officer Lucas Chellew was chasing down Fruitridge Road before the veteran officer crashed into a pole. “To see a mugshot and it’s a familiar face, God it’s just a wake up call,” said security supervisor Christopher Peterson. The 26-year-old suspect was a familiar face to employees and security guards at Hollywood Market and […]

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    CHP Officer Dies Following Motorcycle Crash in South Sacramento

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — A CHP motorcycle officer has died after crashing into a pole during a pursuit in South Sacramento on Wednesday evening. The officer has been identified as 31-year-old Lucas Chellew. He was an officer with the CHP for eight years and was assigned to the South Sacramento division. The crash happened near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road about 5:45 p.m. Chellew was ejected from his motorcycle. Chellew was transported to UC Davis Medical Center. He suffered major injuries in the […]

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    Two Years After Baby Justice’s Death, His Father Faces Charges

    WOODLAND — It’s been two years since the lifeless body of baby Justice Rees was pulled from a cold Knights Landing slough. Now both of the infant’s parents are behind bars for their role in the death of the baby, who never had a chance at life. Justice’s mother Samantha Green was convicted of second degree murder last September. “The evidence from the public trial was the most significant evidence that drove our decision,” Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig […]

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    Some Evacuations Lifted Near Breached Levee Near Manteca

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Aerials of the San Joaquin River near Manteca show the nonstop work being done to fix the levee after a breach forced roughly 500 people to evacuate. “As the water levels rise, it puts a lot of pressure outward,” said Randy Burns, with the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services. The damaged levee was spotted Monday night west of Airport Way and Perrin Road. It’s an area surrounded by farms and ranches. After recent storms, […]

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    Maxwell Residents Suffer Flood Damage as More Rain Hits the Region

    MAXWELL — The town of Maxwell is overwhelmed with muddy water flooding streets, schools, businesses and homes. “Not even like 10 minutes, it was like a foot and a half,” said Jose De los Santos. De los Santos was sleeping with his family this weekend when water seeped inside. Now everything is still wet. “Our beds, everything, my clothes,” said De los Santos. The family home with 16 years of memories is now unlivable, said De los Santos. “We pretty […]

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    Local Law Enforcement Agencies Address Deportation Fears

    SACRAMENTO — Stockton Police, Woodland Police and the Placer County Sheriff’s Department all responded to rumors about immigration raids in the region. The police agencies all reassured the public that ICE agents were not deporting citizens in the area. Meanwhile, La Superior Market in South Sacramento was back open after store director Luis Velasquez decided to shut down for the day Thursday. “I have people from Guatemala, Honduras, Argentina working here and of course Mexico, so all of us speak […]

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    Butte County Supervisor had Concerns About Oroville Dam Spillway for Years

    OROVILLE– At the Oroville Dam water continuously rushes down the main spillway and into the Feather River, despite a huge hole in the concrete. This as crews have spent days scrambling to plug up and prevent erosion at the emergency spillway. While many in California are just learning about the issue, some leaders in Butte County have been concerned for years. “We’ve been kind of going on about that for a while, trying to get attention, to kind of deaf […]

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    DWR: ‘Agressive, Proactive Attack’ to Address Erosion at Oroville Spillway

    OROVILLE — For another day, helicopters fly above the Oroville Dam, carrying heavy bags of sand and rock to plug up holes in the damaged spillway. “Moving so much rock, so much material into place, it’s incredible.” As work continues, onlookers from the area watch — intrigued by the fast and necessary repairs at the nation’s tallest dam. “It’s quite the operation going on here,” said Larry Thompson. Crews have been working around the clock for days, desperate to get […]

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    Man Arrested for Deadly Stabbing during Violent Night in Stockton

    STOCKTON — Flashing lights and ambulances, during three hours of violence on the streets of Stockton. Gunshots, knife attacks and a deadly hit and run ended two lives and launched the city’s first homicide investigation of the year. It all started before the sun went down. A 55-year-old man was killed after getting stabbed in the neck on Hunter and Sonora Streets in South Stockton. Michael McPherson, 30, was arrested for that attack and two others. “Similar MO’s in all […]