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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
  • Passengers Pleasantly Surprised by Air Travel Experience

    SACRAMENTO- On what is traditionally known as the busiest travel day of the year, many passengers arriving at Sacramento International Airport said they had an easy time getting here. “The airport wasn’t busy and the flight wasn’t even full.” “Checked in, no line.” “Normal travel day.  It was easy.” Those are just a few of the comments FOX40 years from travelers on Wednesday. Sure the airport was very busy at times throughout the day.  But according to the U.S. Travel Association, the day before […]

  • Sacramento Police Union, Mayor Clash over Ferguson Remarks

    SACRAMENTO- Remarks from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson following Monday’s Ferguson grand jury decision were troublesome, according to the local police union. “I’m really disappointed,” Mayor Johnson said of the decision Monday. “This is just a sad day for America, in my opinion.” Sacramento Police Officers Association President Dustin Smith says he’s also disappointed, but in the mayor. “We are disappointed in the mayor and, to be honest with you, even a little embarrassed he made such comments,” Smith told FOX40. Johnson’s remarks […]

  • Plumbing Payment Dispute Leaves Apartments Without Water

    STOCKTON- Residents of a Stockton apartment complex spent a long frustrating day waiting for their water to be turned back on. Water at the Doyle Gardens complex was shut off at about 10 a.m. Monday by a plumber who was hired to repair an underground pipe.  But near the end of the business day, he walked off the job because he had not been paid. He told FOX40, the owner of the complex has a history of not paying him, […]

  • Storm Preps Underway in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO- Wednesday’s rain storm will be relatively weak, but it will be just the first in a series of weather systems that will bring periods of rain to the Sacramento/San Joaquin region through the weekend. Driving around Sacramento Tuesday evening, FOX40 found gardeners and homeowners racing to clear leaves away from drains and gutters. At East Sacramento Hardware, the shelves were stocked with tarps, gutter cleaning shovels, and water drainage equipment. A clogged rooftop gutter can cause rain water to […]

  • Resorts Make Snow to Jump Start Ski Season

    Thanks to snow making technology and natural snow on the way this week, several Tahoe area ski and snowboard resorts are planning to open before Thanksgiving. Here is a list of projected opening dates: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – Now Open Friday-Sunday Boreal – Reopens November 18 Northstar – November 21 Heavenly – November 21 Kirkwood – November 22 Squaw Valley – November 26 Sugar Bowl – November 26 Bear Valley – November 29 Diamond Peak – December 11 Alpine Meadows – […]

  • Could California’s Drought End This Season?

    SACRAMENTO- Northern California’s autumn rainstorms this year have failed to impress, but the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) reminds us, the season is still very young. Hydrologists measure the water year from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. “In a sense we’re not far yet from our ‘New Year’s Day,'” said Maurice Roos, DWR Chief Hydrologist. “And we’re always optimistic on a New Year.” As Roos reminded us, the wettest months in Northern California are typically December, January and February. If […]

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    Military Care Package Effort Seeks Donations, Volunteers

    ROSEVILLE- Members of the Sacramento Blue Star Moms spent a portion of their Veteran’s Day sorting items for care packages to be mailed to troops overseas. They are welcoming volunteers for a care package packing party to be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Roseville Veterans Hall on Park Drive. According to the group’s website, “The Sacramento Blue Star Moms need your help. Donations of products and funds are always welcomed. Postcards, letters and cards from both adults and children are included in the […]

  • Gas Prices Will Likely Fall Further

    SACRAMENTO- California gasoline prices are dropping largely because the price of crude oil is on the decline. And the factors driving this relief may continue through the end of the year, according to industry analysts. Prices at the pump fall almost every November in California when refineries make the switch from summer grade to winter grade gasoline.  The latter is cheaper to produce.  But that adjustment usually accounts for no more than a 20 cent per gallon drop in gasoline […]

  • Loose Loads Create Danger for Drivers

    SACRAMENTO- What you carry in your truck could be a danger to others. “I was driving down the freeway, and there was a large piece of what looked like steel framing,” driver Melissa Holmes said. Holmes was one of 15 drivers sidelined by a ladder when it fell in the middle of Interstate 80. “And it flew up and then landed back flat on the ground, and I hit it while I swerved,” she said. California Highway Patrol Officer Chad […]