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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
  • Sacramento Residential Rents Continue to Rise

    SACRAMENTO — According to Zillow, the median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment is Sacramento in the second quarter of 2017 is $1,175. That’s up of from $982 at this time last year and $690 in 2012. That’s an increase of $485 in five years. And a recent report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed that a person earning minimum wage in California has to work 89 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom apartment. One proposed solution […]

  • Rat Spotted in Kennedy High School Classroom

    SACRAMENTO — A substitute teacher posted video on Facebook that has since gone viral of a rat inside a classroom at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento. The classroom was empty of students when Veronica Luther saw the rat. In videos posted by Luther, the rat can be seen scurrying around the room, climbing up a wall and resting on the seat of a student desk. She said she posted it as a warning to students about what they […]

  • Big Boston Marathon Finish for Folsom Man

    FOLSOM — A Folsom man finished fourth in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Shadrack Biwott completed the race in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 8 seconds. In a phone conversation with FOX40 after the marathon, Biwott said he was very happy with his time. He credits his wife and family for their support and encouragement, and the Sacramento Running Association for training and support. “For me with the Sacramento Running Association, I honestly don’t think I’d be here right now, running well like I am without […]

  • New Condos Near Golden 1 Center Offer Luxury Living in Downtown Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — A new high-rise in the Downtown Commons is inching closer to completion. The Residences at The Sawyer, atop of The Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento, includes 45 luxury condos. FOX40 was invited to tour the new homes on Wednesday. “This is the first residential offering of its kind in Sacramento, placing residents amidst the energy and excitement of the city’s revitalized downtown center,” said Christopher Miller, Vice President, The Agency Development Group. “Residents enjoy a new level of […]

  • Kings Fans Celebrate Golden 1 Center Success

    SACRAMENTO — From the beginning, the effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento was branded as something bigger than basketball. And so, on the final home game of the first season in the Golden 1 Center, people in attendance were happy to reflect on how far the organization and city have come. Asked what he was most proud of Tuesday night, Kings President Chris Granger said, “I think mostly I’m just really proud of the fans. They fought so hard […]

  • Man Arrested after Reportedly Shooting at Law Enforcement Helicopter in Placer County

    PLACER COUNTY — The Placer County Sheriff’s Department sent dozens of deputies, tactical team members and more speeding down Foresthill Road to the Michigan Bluff area following reports of an active shooter with a shotgun. Large law-enforcement, caravan incl SWAT team in Foresthill. Active shooter off Michigan Bluff Rd. No details yet. pic.twitter.com/MKcB01Ak56 — Dennis Shanahan (@dennis_shanahan) April 6, 2017 The sheriff’s department said it all started about 2:30 p.m. when a man who lives on Michigan Bluff Road got angry […]

  • Tall Grasses a High Concern Entering Fire Season

    LINCOLN — In the Catta Verdera neighborhood in Lincoln, the homeowners association is putting hundreds of sheep and goats to work this week. The rented animals are eating tall grass to reduce fire danger. “They eat a whole bunch, they eat it really quick, and they can actually cover a lot of ground, and types of ground that humans or machinery may not be able to cover,” explained Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Chris Vestal, who lives in Placer County. Vestal […]

  • Sleep Train Arena Property Overgrown with Weeds

    SACRAMENTO — A visit to the parking lot of the now obsolete Sleep Train Arena in North Natomas reveals tall weeds where manicured grass used to grow. Now that the Kings have moved to the new downtown arena, merchants near the old arena property are anxious to see something new move in and revive the grounds, generating business the way Sleep Train did. FOX40 spoke by telephone Monday with representatives from the Kings organization and City Council Member Angelique Ashby’s […]

  • Swollen Rivers Revive Gold Fever

    COLFAX — Swollen rivers have raised concerns all over California this winter. But for some treasure-hunters, the high water is actually paying off. Swift-running rivers in the Sierra foothills are dropping new deposits of gold in places where prospectors like to pan. At the Bear River campground in Colfax, several people could be seen Monday afternoon standing in the water wearing waders and handling gold pans. At the bottom of those pans, shiny flakes of gold glistened unmistakably. Prospectors say […]