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Sacramento is my home. Sure, I grew up in the Bay Area. But after graduating from Sac State with a degree in communications, I knew that I would be happy living and working in this city. That’s why, after a few years reporting in Eureka and Reno after college, I jumped at the chance to come home to the Sacramento region where many of my friends and relatives live. I’ve been a reporter in the Capital City since 2001, and at FOX40 since 2008. I enjoy meeting the great people of this region and visiting so many cities and communities on assignment.

On weekends you can catch me forecasting the weather on FOX40. My love of the outdoors and the science of weather (even those blustery Blue Canyon snowstorms) led to this position.

On my days off, I enjoy keeping up with my extended family and spending time in the company of good friends. I also get along quite well with my DVR and flat screen TV. When the weather is nice, you might see me running or trying to play golf. Trying. During the winter, I gladly trade in the golf clubs for my snowboard.

Recent Articles
  • September Storm Brings Snow to the Sierra

    DONNER SUMMIT — Heavy rain in the Sierra turned to snow in some places. The snow was coming down pretty good near Mount Rose Highway, at a summit near 9,000 feet, just north of Lake Tahoe on Wednesday. Some sightseers in the area got more than they expected out of their trip to Tahoe. “This is obviously my first snow of the season, and I’m excited. I’m super excited. I love snow,” said Chris Riley, who was visiting from Texas. […]

  • Emotional Impact of Mexico City Earthquake Felt in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — The emotional impacts of Tuesday’s Mexico City earthquake are felt 2,000 miles to the north in Sacramento. Gloria Barrios at La Mexicana Bakery on Franklin Boulevard has many family members in the quake zone. She said it took a long time to reach them on the phone after the quake. But when she finally did get through, she received some good news. “Everybody is OK,” said a very relieved Barrios. A few blocks away, at Caballo Blanco Restaurant, employee Teresa Perez received some very frightening […]

  • 1,000 Goats Gobble Grass in Elk Grove

    ELK GROVE — To reduce wildfire risk, the city of Elk Grove has employed 1,000 goats from Red Bluff to eat their way through the city’s dry grass that grew tall during the rainy season. As the city’s website puts it, “Elk Grove’s public works crew is getting larger and a little hairier this summer.” The work started in July, but is suddenly getting a lot of attention because the goats are grazing in an area very visible to the […]

  • More Thunderstorms Hit the Sierra

    CISCO GROVE — Tuesday afternoon Sierra storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings from the National Weather Service. Those warnings urged people to seek shelter because of lightning. But the heavy downpours of rain and hail descended on I-80 with danger of their own. The California Highway Patrol was busy responding to accidents on the slick interstate. “It almost looked like there was snow on the road, there was that much hail,” said Officer Ryan Dore with Truckee CHP. Dore says the […]

  • Thunder, Lightning Hit Northern California

    WOODLAND — If somebody asked you, “How was the weather in Northern California today?” You might have to ask them to be more specific. The first half of the day felt like summer. But the second half was like summer in another part of the country. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the High Sierra this time of year. But the Valley and the Bay Area got their share of the action as well. The forecast is showing nature will continue […]

  • California Thunderstorms Prompting Red Flag Fire Danger

    TRUCKEE — The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a red flag fire danger warning for a large area of Northeast California that includes portions of the Tahoe and El Dorado National Forests. The warning was issued because of a weather system bringing “the potential for scattered thunderstorms across the region. Abundant lightning strikes and gusty, erratic winds may accompany these thunderstorms.” While recording the conditions in the area of Donner Summit Wednesday night, FOX40’s camera crew encountered heavy […]

  • Railroad Fire Grows to Nearly 10,000 Acres

    MADERA COUNTY — Even at night, with humidity up and winds calm, the Railroad Fire burned actively in the lush forest along Highway 41 between Sugar Pine and Fish Camp. In a best case scenario, a highway provides a natural containment line, but the Railroad Fire has played by its own rules — ravaging forest on both sides of Highway 41. When FOX40 arrived on scene, the fire was burning toward the Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias. The U.S. Forest […]

  • San Joaquin County Presents Acampo Flood Protection Plan

    ACAMPO — Plans are in place to improve pumps, pipes, drains and culverts in a San Joaquin County neighborhood that flooded during winter rains this year. The area just to the east of Highway 99 between Acampo and Woodbridge Roads sustained heavy flooding on February 10. County Supervisor Chuck Winn hosted a Wednesday night public meeting at Houston Middle School in Acampo during which county representatives described a multi-phase plan to divert water away from the area and into the […]

  • Lightning Sparks Wildfire Concerns in the Sierra

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Thunderstorms produced hundreds of lightning strikes throughout the high Sierra Tuesday, especially near the California-Nevada border. Most of this summer’s thunderstorms have been accompanied by rain, reducing the risk of lightning-related fires. But Tuesday’s storms produced some dry lightning. A series of lightning-sparked fires were reported in Western Nevada. One fire just south of Spooner Summit was very small. Helicopters could be seen dropping water on it until sunset. Another wildfire threatened businesses in Carson City. […]