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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
  • ‘We Said Enough:’ Women in Politics Call for Halt to Workplace Sexual Harassment

    SACRAMENTO — The mounting allegations against Harvey Weinstein have rocked Hollywood and prompted women everywhere to open up and stand up against sexual harassment. This week, an open letter signed by hundreds of women in California politics surprised a lot of people. It details groping, inappropriate touching and insults disguised as jokes in what women in state politics are calling a “pervasive culture of sexual harassment.” Two of the women who signed it are partners in the Sacramento lobbying firm […]

  • Local Comfort Dog Reuben Brings Joy in the Midst of Tragedy

    If you look at this face and cant help but feel your tension melt away … you’re not alone. “People just look at golden retrievers and just go, awww,” said Reuben’s handler James Casner. But, in Reuben’s case, as a trained comfort dog from the First Lutheran Church in Yuba City, his job is to lighten the mood during people’s darkest days. A few days ago he arrived home from Las Vegas. “This tragedy had such a trickle effect,” Casner said. […]

  • Yuba City’s Mayor Holds Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Vegas Mass Shooting

    YUBA CITY — Yuba City’s Mayor Stanley Cleveland, Jr. organized a candlelight vigil Friday night to pray, reflect and honor the victims of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas. A Yuba City police Sgt. Dennis Hauck spoke at the event. He was in Las Vegas and heard the rapid gunfire. “I could just hear the volley, the rapid firing of machine gun,” Sgt. Hauk said. Hauck was supposed to be in the crowd with his wife and friends, but tickets to […]

  • WWII Veteran, Oldest Man to Sail the Globe Solo Continues to Inspire at Age 93

    EAST SACRAMENTO — Three times a week, 93-year-old David Clark plays piano at Evan’s Kitchen in East Sacramento. “He’s pretty amazing,” restaurant owner Evan Elsberry said. “He’s like a treasure. He’s a hero, he’s done it all.” Clark has a remarkable life story. He went into combat during World War II in Italy and says he remembers seeing humanity at its worst. “Senseless, terrible horror,” Clark said. “There’s no words to describe it.” Now, he knows he’s one of a […]

  • Woman Killed By Fiance in Shingle Springs Shooting

    SHINGLE SPRINGS — Authorities responded to the scene of a deadly shooting in Shingle Springs off of Mother Lode Drive and Sunset Lane around 5:47 p.m. Wednesday. The El Dorado Sheriff’s Department says a woman, identified as 28-year-old Jessica Lyn Ball, is dead after being shot following a disturbance. It happened on the 4000 block near a driveway outside of vehicles. A man, also suffering from a single gunshot wound, was taken to the hospital. Authorities say they are not […]

  • Card Skimmers Found at Sacramento Gas Station

    SACRAMENTO — For years Amy Pine has been a frequent customer at Stop and Shop on 35th Street and Folsom Boulevard. This week, she became a victim. Pine realized $951 was drained from her bank account and spent at a Rancho Cordova post office. At first Pine was confused, then she got frustrated. “Holy smokes, like, there’s thieves out there that are taking this much money out of people’s accounts and getting away with it,” Pine said. The owner of […]

  • Dramatic Photos Show Rescue Following Rockslide at Yosemite National Park

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — At 3,000 feet tall, El Capitan is a destination for climbers seeking a challenge and photographers seeking beauty. But dramatic photos in Yosemite show a tragic scene as helicopters and rescue crews hoist someone to safety after a deadly rockslide. “It could have been any one of us up there,” said Dakota Snider. Snider was there with his camera capturing the moment. “In the photos, I really tried to capture some of the emotional points of […]

  • Local Firefighters Prepare to Head to Disaster Zone

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Area Firefighters California Task Force 7 headed to Travis Air Force Base Thursday evening. They’re expecting orders from FEMA Friday morning. They don’t know which disaster zone they’re headed to, but they think its likely going to be Puerto Rico, which was hit hard by Hurricane Maria. This team of 27 Urban Search and Rescue Team members is made up of firefighters from across the Sacramento region. Because of that, Sac Fire says it’s not going to […]

  • Community Comes Together After Stockton Park is Vandalized

    STOCKTON — The park on Kelley Drive in north Stockton is more than a playground, swing set and basketball court. “When you hurt a park, you hurt our kids,” Councilman Dan Wright said. It’s the result of city leaders, businesses and community members, rallying together after an act of vandalism. “Someone had to take this rock, hit the backboard with it seven or eight times to break this,” Wright said. In June, just after Heroes Park opened next to Calvary […]