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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
  • Sac State Student with Dreams of Being a Paramedic Saves Choking Man Before Interview

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento State student Wil Stewart is too modest to say he saved a life, or that he’s a hero, but his mom isn’t. “He said, ‘Well I just saved a guy from choking,’ and I said, ‘What? What?'” said Traci Stewart. The paramedics student was sitting in a coffee shop in San Luis Obispo Wednesday waiting to go into an interview for a paramedic internship when he saw a man choking. That’s when he jumped in to perform […]

  • Locals Prepare for the Solar Eclipse

    CITRUS HEIGHTS — Mother nature is getting ready to put on an amazing show — the total eclipse of the sun. As people across the country prepare to watch the moon cover the sun on August 21, NASA recommends using special shades or welding lenses. Harris Industrial Gases is selling the lenses in its stores for just a few dollars. “So it’s like a really strong, concentrated sunglasses,” said Leah Sainsbury with Harris Industrial Gases. They’ll allow people to take […]

  • Rash of Tire Thefts Hit East Sacramento Neighborhood

    SACRAMENTO — An East Sacramento man woke up Tuesday to find his car propped up on bricks. Someone had stolen his tires. Frank A. — he declined to let FOX40 use his last name — says he was shocked, that his neighborhood along I Street near McKinely Park and Sutter Middle School is pretty safe. “Pretty scary the reality of it,” he said. Later, Franks says he realized he wasn’t the only victim of this type of crime. Someone told […]

  • Rangers Note Increase in American River Parkway Crime over Last Year

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento County park rangers say there has been an uptick in crime along the American River Parkway over last year. In the first six month of 2017, park rangers say there have been 25 reported violent crimes. In the same period of 2016, there were 20 reported violent crimes. County Supervisor Phil Serna says the Board of Supervisors will address the issue in a meeting this month.

  • New Placerville Restaurant Off to Rough Start with Burglary, Vandalism in First Week

    PLACERVILLE — The Little Italian Place in Placerville on Pleasant Valley Road has only been open for two weeks, but it has had a rocky start. Owner Michael McDermott says last Tuesday a man was caught on surveillance cameras breaking through the steel door and swiping the cash register full of cash and their computer system. As they were recovering from that loss, McDermott says they were vandalized two days later. A man is caught on surveillance video getting out of a […]

  • Investigators Piece Together Moments Leading Up to Fatal Rio Linda Plane Crash

    RIO LINDA — Investigators are examining the scene where a small plane crashed Thursday, killing the pilot on board. So far there is still no indication of what caused the plane to go down in the backyard of a home in Rio Linda. A family was inside of the home as the Lancair IV-P crashed through power lines, a power pole and trees then into their backyard. They spoke with the National Transportation Safety Board as investigators moved through the […]

  • Stolen Tablets Returned to Sacramento Tech Exchange after Robbery

    SACRAMENTO — Two iPads were returned to the Sacramento Tech Exchange on Thursday after surveillance video of a man taking them was shared hundreds of times on Facebook. Three high-definition surveillance cameras recorded a man grabbing the merchandise Wednesday. Many people on social media appeared able to easily identify the man. The small, family-owned business says they never filed a police report for the theft. They said they just wanted the tablets, worth a combined $300, returned to the store. […]

  • His Sign Didn’t Ask for Money, It Asked for a Job. Now His Life is Turning Around

    ORANGEVALE — If you frequently drive through the intersection of Madison and Hazel Avenue in the Fair Oaks area, you may have seen Jimmy Trujillo holding a sign. His sign said, “Hard worker needing job.” Drivers in the busy intersection thought he was a panhandler and tried to give him money — but he refused. One day, a woman pulled over, took a photo of Trujillo and his sign, and posted it to Facebook. Trujillo and his sign were shared […]

  • Yoga Community Mourns Teacher Who Died Suddenly

    SACRAMENTO — Aaron Pappas was a well-known yoga instructor and mentor who died last week, reportedly while practicing a meditation technique. Ever since, tributes have been flooding in through social media. In Akasha Yoga in Davis, a shrine was set up in Pappas’ honor and closed the studio Monday so everyone could attend a memorial service at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento. Friends say Pappas was practicing the “Wim Hof” breathing exercise when he lost consciousness. “I know […]