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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
  • CHP, Truckee Fire Rescuers Recognized for Daring Rescue

    AUBURN — A pair of California Highway Patrol Air Operations officers and a Truckee firefighter received a prestigious award this month for a skillful helicopter hoist rescue. CHP Pilot Monty Emery and CHP paramedic Mathew Calcutt based out of Auburn and Truckee firefighter Dave Fichter received a Higgins and Langley Memorial Award for Swift Water Rescue. The honor recognizes “preparedness, teamwork, and a job well done, sometimes under extreme conditions, where training is vital to the success of rescue missions, […]

  • Multiple Bear Sightings Reported in Sonora Neighborhood

    SONORA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents of Sonora to be aware that bears have been active in the area this week. A mother and cub visited the Star Mobile Estates along Jamestown Road Monday evening. The same pair was seen later that evening behind some homes just north of the mobile home community. Another sighting was reported off Robinwood Lane Tuesday night. Neighbors tell FOX40, bear sightings are rare in Sonora. “This is the first time I’ve ever seen something […]

  • Sac State Korean History Professor Hopeful About Summit

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento State professor of Korean history and mechanical engineering Dr. Greg Cho says the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is much more than a typical summit between two countries. As the isolated nation of North Korea sees other counties like China and Vietnam prospering by opening up their economies, Kim may see a similar path forward, suggests Dr. Cho. “Some of the hardliners in South Korea believe we should remove the […]

  • Sacramento Woman Sees Guatemalan Volcano Eruption First-Hand

    ANTIGUA, Guatemala — Chelsea Glass of Sacramento was in Antigua, Guatemala when the Fuego volcano erupted Sunday and is still there helping organize relief efforts. “First we just had ash falling from the sky,” Glass told FOX40. Glass spoke with FOX40 by video chat from Antigua. “Clouds of ash, dust and smoke covering the whole area and literally rocks falling from the sky,” Glass recalled. The Sacramento-native splits her time between California and Guatemala with her eco-friendly tour guide business, The […]

  • Crews Battle 7 Grass Fires near Byron Highway

    BYRON — Fire officials say crews are battling seven vegetation fires that have spread across 484 acres between Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The flames are burning along Byron Highway near Clifton Court Forebay, a reservoir in the San Joaquin River Delta region. As of Thursday evening, Cal Fire reports the wildfires, which have been collectively called the Grant Fire, were 100 percent contained. #GrantFire [final] near Grantline Rd and Mountain House Rd, Altamont Area (Alameda County) is now 100% […]

  • Rattlesnake Removal Business Booming During Heat Wave

    ROCKLIN — The owner of Rattlesnake Removal USA was busy responding to snake calls Tuesday between Placer County and the Bay Area. Lou Fraser said it was his busiest day of the season so far. FOX40 caught up with Fraser just before sunset in the backyard of a vacant Rocklin home. A new family was about to move into the home, but not until the backyard was cleared of rattlesnakes. Fraser found three rattlesnakes in the yard: one out in […]

  • Folsom Lake Boat Patrols Busy on Memorial Day

    FOLSOM — Police responded to several calls for service Memorial Day afternoon on Folsom Lake while thousands of people spent the holiday on the water and along the shores. FOX40 rode along in a patrol boat for a few hours with a team of California State Park peace officer lifeguards. “The mission of our department is to provide for high-quality outdoor recreational opportunities. And if people are going to be out, whether it be in the park or in the […]

  • Hiker Dies after Falling from Yosemite’s Half Dome Trail

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions, authorities said Tuesday. The National Park Service said the accident occurred Monday at about 4:30 p.m. in the national park. The hiker’s body was recovered Tuesday afternoon. NPS spokeswoman Jamie Richards said the man and a companion were scaling the steepest part of the trail where rangers recently installed cables to help hikers […]

  • Stockton Food Pantry in Desperate Need of Donations

    STOCKTON — The founders of a struggling food pantry are appealing to their community to help them continue feeding hungry people in Stockton. “The donations just stopped coming in,” said Sandria Hampton Gaines, president of Heavenly Hands Kitchen Outreach and Food Pantry. “I have maybe 30 to 40 people on my list right now that are in need of food and I have nothing to give them, and that bothers me.” Gaines founded the nonprofit a few years ago with […]