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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
  • Lingering Snow, Swampy Sites Could Put a Damper on Holiday Weekend Camping

    You’ll want to check with your favorite campground to make sure they’re open before making plans to camp anytime soon. Many places that are normally flooded with campers by now, are flooded with water and closed because of it. The Hampshire Rocks Campground on the South Yuba River near Donner Summit is a prime example. The river is absolutely raging right now as a result of snow melt. And it’s so swollen, it’s flooding many of the campsites. There is […]

  • Teen’s Injury Leads to Football Safety Improvements at Bear River High School

    GRASS VALLEY — Bear River High School in Grass Valley received some new practice equipment Monday from Shadowman Sports, designed to reduce the risk of player injuries. It was donated in honor of a student who suffered a traumatic brain injury. Standout athlete Toran Maronic was in a coma for five days last summer after landing head-first into a spectator at an out-of-town tournament. He has recovered remarkably, looking and sounding 100 percent healthy, despite what doctors originally told his […]

  • Police Need Help Identifying Serial Convenience Store Robber

    PLACER COUNTY — Roseville and Rocklin police are working together to identify a serial robber, and they are reaching out to the public with a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Police say the suspect has robbed 11 convenience stores between the two cities since late March, and he can be clearly seen in surveillance images. The suspect is described as a white man in his early-to-mid 20s with blond or light brown hair and acne scars, standing […]

  • Snow Hits the Sierra

    Snow was coming down steadily in the Sierra Tuesday afternoon, with additional snow expected into the overnight hours. Traveling eastboud on Interestate 80 at about 3 p.m., FOX40 encountered heavy snowfall at Soda Springs. The snow was melting once it hit the pavement, but the freeway surface was nonetheless slippery. Just east of Soda Springs, a pickup truck spun out and hit a tree. The driver did not require medical attention. The on-scene tow truck driver with D&S Towing said people either […]

  • Sacramento Cat Found 1,500 Miles Away from Home

    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento cat that went missing during a cross-country road trip was found 200 miles from where she disappeared, and 1,500 miles away from home. Now she needs a ride back to her family in Sacramento. Cherrell Bishop’s 5 year old cat, Penny, jumped out of an RV at a gas station near the Oklahoma-Missouri border. Weeks later, Penny, showed up at the Givens residence in Yukon, Oklahoma, 200 miles east of where she went missing. “I think she really probably misses her […]

  • Women’s Amgen Tour of California Begins Thursday; Dry Weather Expected

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Women’s Amgen Tour of California begins at 10:40 Thursday morning in South Lake Tahoe. The women’s race will begin and end at Heavenly Mountain Resort both Thursday and Friday. Full race information is available on the Amgen Tour website. In some past years, weather has presented problems for the Lake Tahoe portion of the cycling event, but this year the weather is looking dry. Spectators and riders will, however, have to deal with some windy […]

  • Police Investigate Deadly Shooting in Oak Park Neighborhood

    OAK PARK — Sacramento police investigated a deadly shooting in the Oak Park area on Tuesday. The shooting happened about 5 p.m. near Sixth Avenue and 33rd Street. Officers say a man suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. The man died at the scene. Police have not released suspect information or a motive for the shooting. The victim’s identity has not been released. #SacPD officers on scene of shooting near 33rd St and 6th Ave. PIO on scene. pic.twitter.com/lkLRqmTfwr — Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) […]

  • Police Search for Missing Sacramento Woman

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police are looking for a woman who is missing after being pursued on city streets while trying to escape an ex-boyfriend allegedly threatening to hurt her, kidnap her and take her to Mexico. Family members say this frightening scenario all got started at the El Mirador Mexican restaurant just before 7 p.m. Monday. They say 41-year-old restaurant owner Araceli Zagoya has not been seen or heard from since. According to them, she was serving customers when her […]

  • ‘Bear Tracker’ Helps Keep Humans, Bears Safe in Yosemite

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Four-million people visit Yosemite National Park every year, but 95 percent of the park is still undeveloped wilderness, home to 400 animal species — including hundreds of California black bears. Bears are known for their remarkable sense of smell and constant drive to find food, wherever they can get it. Park visitors have a lot to bear in mind when it comes to properly storing food. “Yeah I really don’t want to wake up one morning and […]