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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
  • South Land Park Quadruple Homicide: Community in Shock After Father Kills Family

    SACRAMENTO — A heinous quadruple murder has torn apart a South Land Park family. “Total shock,” sand Tynya Beverly. Beverly tells FOX40 her former colleague, Angel Vasquez, her two children and another adult were killed inside their South Land Park home. Beverly says the man police arrested, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, is their father and husband. “This is a big call for love that if you had to do this you are in so much pain to have to take your family […]

  • 4 People, Including Children, Dead in South Land Park Homicide, Suspect Detained in San Francisco

    SACRAMENTO — Police are investigating a homicide in Sacramento’s South Land Park neighborhood where four people, including two children, were found dead. Officers have closed part of 35th Avenue, near Lonsdale Drive, for the day as detectives investigate. Police say officers went to the home on 35th Avenue to do a welfare check after a family member called, and found four bodies inside. Detectives did not reveal how or when the four victims were killed. Crime scene investigators are expected to […]

  • Popular El Dorado County Wedding Venue May Lose its Permit Following Noise Complaints

    COLOMA — Saying ‘I do’ at Villa Florentina in rural El Dorado County has been memorable for many brides and grooms, like the Carters. “Incredible venue, I mean, the olive orchard and the patio and the fountains and all that stuff,” said Ben Carter. But it seems people who live near the bed and breakfast in Coloma find the weddings memorable for a different reason. “We were supposed to close at 9:30, its gone to 9:34 we got in trouble […]

  • Davis Considering Ban on Styrofoam

    DAVIS — Serving fresh meals to hungry customers in Downtown Davis — it’s what Dot Island Grill has done for a decade, but soon takeout may look a little different. “I would say it’s totally worth it,” said Andrea Arrojado, employee of Dot Island Grill. The city of Davis is considering a ban on polystyrene foam, better known as Styrofoam. If passed, Davis would be the first city in the region to remove the material from restaurants, schools, delis and […]

  • Wrong-Way Driver, Innocent Young Woman Killed in Three-Car Crash

    FOLSOM — On a long, winding stretch of White Rock Road, a pile of twisted metal sat on a grassy embankment, with belongings scattered nearby. The CHP says Monday morning a 21-year-old woman was driving a black Dodge SUV when a gold Toyota Highlander slammed into her car head on. The scene of the crash that killed both drivers was disturbing, even to veteran CHP officers. “I’ve been a CHP officer for over 16 years and this is one of […]

  • March Madness Brings Excitement for Current, Future Downtown Sacramento Businesses

    SACRAMENTO — March Madness in Sacramento kicked off with a perfect storm Friday: college basketball plus St. Patrick’s Day and sunshine. The excitement was evident on the streets Downtown. “Oh, it’s exciting,” said Annie DeGuzman. “So much happening all at once, I don’t even know where to start.” Many sports fans started the day fueling up at nearby eateries like Sauced BBQ. “We had to start turning people away because the flood was just coming,” said Lance Laxson, general manager […]

  • Matthew Muller Sentenced to 40 Years in Vallejo Kidnapping Following Emotional Hearing

    SACRAMENTO — Forty years in prison. That’s the sentence handed down to a Harvard-educated attorney and former Marine who traumatized a young Vallejo couple two years ago. Courtroom sketches show the most emotional moments as Denise Huskins is embraced by boyfriend Aaron Quinn as she speaks to the man who admitted to breaking into her home, kidnapping and raping her twice before freeing her two days later. “The voice has a face, it as a name, now we meet face to […]

  • Avalanche Survivor Relives Experience Trapped in the Snow for Five Days

    MAMMOTH — Headlines from 35 years ago. The dead, the missing, the search for survivors. They are a glimpse into the fear and devastation caused by an avalanche in the Sierra. But then there was a miracle. March 31, 1982, it was a stormy afternoon at Alpine Meadows. Anna Allen, who at the time went by her maiden name Conrad, and her boyfriend stood in the locker room at the ski resort near the Summit Chair when a massive wall […]

  • Father Arrested After Narrowly Escaping Honey Oil Fire with Toddler

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — Smoke and flames shot out of a South Sacramento home as nervous neighbors watched. No one looked more panicked Tuesday than the man who ran toward the home on 29th Avenue screaming for his dog. The Sacramento Fire Department now says Oscar Mareno is responsible for setting his home on fire, putting himself and his 2-year-old daughter in danger. It was all because he was manufacturing honey oil, a potent form of marijuana. “The investigators come out […]