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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
  • Fans Fit World Series into Busy Lives

    SACRAMENTO- Keeping up with the Giants in the World Series presents a dilemma for fans who have other obligations while the game is on. FOX40 stopped by Anthony’s Barbershop where the scizzors don’t stop for the World Series. Barber Alex Tillisch, a huge Giants fan, is thankful the shop has a large flat screen TV. “I’m still 15 feet away from the TV so I can still pay close enough attention,” Tillisch explained. Bartender Emily Schneider at Firestone Public House, where […]

  • September Snow Strikes Sierra

    Snow at Donner Summit

    While Sacramento saw only a few sprinkles from Monday’s rain clouds, the Sierra foothills received a decent drenching. During the late afternoon hours, nearly half-an-inch of rain fell on Grass Valley. FOX40 found people running for cover. But they weren’t complaining. “I’m enjoying it,” said one local, wearing shorts. “I think it’s beautiful. It’s been a very long time. I missed it.” The downpour only lasted a few hours, but it did cause some problems. The California Highway Patrol responded to at […]

  • Parking Prices Skyrocketing for Giants Playoff Games

    SAN FRANCISCO, California- FOX40 informally surveyed fans before Tuesday night’s National League Championship Series game, and found that people who drove to the game paid anywhere between $20 and $100 in cash to park. The official parking lots of AT&T Park offer 4,000 spaces, and charge a flat rate of $45 per car during the NLCS, up from $35 during the regular season.  The price is scheduled to go up to $50 in the event of a World Series in San Francisco. The […]

  • Hundreds of Giants Fans Enjoy Game from Outside AT&T Park

    SAN FRANCISCO- You don’t need a ticket to enjoy a Giants game at AT&T Park. FOX40 found hundreds of Giants faithful taking in the atmosphere of Tuesday’s National League Championship Series game from outside the ballpark. “It’s the best ballpark in America,” said one fan near McCovey Cove, happy to simply have a radio and a view of the stadium scoreboard. “The atmosphere outside is just as exciting as inside.” Another fan, Thomas Franco, sat happily on a lawn chair at the […]

  • Entire Fleet of S-2T Cal Fire Tankers Grounded after Yosemite Crash

    SACRAMENTO- Following the deadly crash of an an S-2T tanker near Yosemite, Cal Fire has grounded all 23 planes of that type in its fleet for inspection. S-2T planes were built by the U.S. Navy between the 1950s and 70s for anti-submarine warfare. “They were converted in the 70s for firefighting,” Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant said. “They went through extensive reconfiguration, modernization, to be able to fight fire.” In a Tuesday evening conversation with FOX40, Berlant described the planes […]

  • Statelines Complicating Battle over Bear Traps

    Bear League: Drought Leading to More Frequent Bear Break-Ins

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE- Wildlife experts predicted a busy bear season around Lake Tahoe, and it has materialized. The natural-growing food that bears eat in the wild is in short supply due to the drought. So more and more bears are breaking into buildings around Lake Tahoe looking for food. Bear League executive director Ann Bryant, in a Monday conversation with FOX40, said she is hearing of bear break-ins every day around Lake Tahoe lately. The Nevada Department of Wildlife has […]

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    New Class of California Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

    SACRAMENTO- Crowds lined the sidewalks outside Sacramento’s California Museum Wednesday evening to see this year’s California Hall of Fame inductees walk the red carpet prior to the award ceremony which took place inside the museum. “The more Hollywood in Sacramento the better,” quipped Governor Jerry Brown in a conversation with media. “In fact, we probably need a little Sacramento in Hollywood.” The 8th annual class of inductees is made up of some instantly recognizable icons, and others who are lesser known but have made giant […]

  • Warming Trend Ahead

    Dennis Shanahan’s Saturday Night Forecast for Northern California.

  • UC Davis Professor offers Insight into Syrian Crisis

    For insight into the crisis in Syria and the U.S. intervention in the conflict, FOX40 visited a UC Davis professor and author who has knowledge of the region, its culture and politics. “I think it’s so important that people understand how many people of Muslim heritage there are in Iraq, in Syria, and in other countries who oppose these extremist groups, who have been working to oppose them, to counter them, to speak out against them,” said Karima Bennoune, professor of international […]