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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
  • Sierra Gets Some Good Snow

    LAKE TAHOE- Steady snowfall Monday afternoon was the frosting on what turned out to be a sweet weekend on the slopes around Lake Tahoe. “Conditions are amazing,” said Tess Hobbs, marketing manager at Boreal Mountain resort. “We received 22 inches this past weekend.” The weather system that impacted the region over the weekend was colder than the previous couple of winter storms, allowing for a powdery type of snow that many skiers and snowboarders crave. Businesses in downtown Truckee enjoyed […]

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    Modesto Police Find 26 Pounds of Heroin in Box of Diapers

    MODESTO- Modesto law enforcement arrested two suspects after a K-9 discovered 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a box of diapers. The Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team, MNET, made a traffic stop just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, in the area of Keyes Road and Highway 99. According to police, during the stop Mark Ulrich of the Modesto Police Department was alerted by his K-9 Stryker of the scent of drugs. Investigators searched the car and found over 26 pounds of […]

  • Local Tribe Proposes Open Gun Range

    EL DORADO COUNTY- After hearing two hours of testimony from a packed chamber, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors directed staff to research what authority the county has over a proposed gun range on Miwok Indian Tribal land. The proposed range would be just off US 50, east of Shingle Springs Drive. The bullets would fly parallel to the freeway, and would lodge into a lead containment system so they wouldn’t go into the ground, according to plans released […]

  • Airline Changing Terminals at Sacramento International

    SACRAMENTO- As of Tuesday morning, American Airlines and US Airways will both operate out of Terminal A at Sacramento International Airport. That hasn’t always been the case. Passengers traveling on American have grown accustomed to using Terminal B. The American Airlines counters and gates have been located in that terminal since it opened in 2011, while US Airways operated out of Terminal A. In 2013, American Airlines and US Airways merged into one company, which has created confusion at an […]

  • Squaw Cancels World Cup Skicross Due to Thin Snow

    SQUAW VALLEY- Due to limited snow coverage, Squaw ¬†Valley chose to cancel a World Cup skicross and snowboardcross event that was scheduled for March 4-8. The U.S Ski and Snowboard Association, the governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding,¬†said in a written statement over the weekend, “Squaw Valley has just received more than two feet of snow, however the amount of snow needed to build the World Cup courses is significant, and the resort has chosen to allocate its resources […]

  • California Community Hopes for Increase in Gas Prices

    KERN COUNTY- If you drive a car, you could say you got a raise this winter. Cheap gas keeping money in your pocket that would have otherwise gone into your tank. That money goes toward things you really want, fueling the economy. But there’s one place in California where many people actually wish prices would rev back up again. Kern County is home to about 80 percent of the state’s active oil wells. Just minutes from downtown Bakersfield, you can […]

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    Storm Barely Makes Dent in Drought

    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- The storm that brought nearly three inches of rain to Sacramento over the weekend was too warm to provide much drought relief, according to California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR). It did little to help the snowpack in the Sierra. Sacramento has now received a normal amount of rainfall for this point in the season, about 12 inches. But the Sierra snowpack is at just 25 percent of average for this time of year. “And the story is […]

  • Massive Homeless Count Underway in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO- Hundreds of volunteers are counting the homeless population in several California counties this week, including Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Yolo. Wednesday night, 400 trained volunteers fanned out, in more than 70 groups escorted by law enforcement, to mapped areas of Sacramento County looking for homeless people to count and survey. In exchange for providing survey input, the homeless people receive restaurant gift cards. The count, conducted every two years, is required by the Department of Housing and Urban […]

  • Drought a Growing Concern in California Vineyards

    LODI- California’s drought is a major topic of discussion at the 21st annual Unified Wine and Grape Symposium running through Thursday at the Sacramento Convention Center. “Unfortunately, with January now being the driest on record, we can only hope for some rain here in the near future,” said Camron King, executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. “It’s going to be an absolute topic of conversation. But the wine industry has done phenomenal things in terms of sustainable water supply […]