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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.

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  • Reno Museum Accident has Far-Reaching Effect

    LODI - Museums hundreds of miles away from Reno are feeling the impact of a science experiment that went wrong at Reno’s Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum. Reno’s fire chief said the experiment involved a mixture of methyl alcohol and boric acid used routinely in a tornado simulator. The mixture somehow caught fire, resulting in a chemical flash that burned several people. Eight children and one adult were hospitalized, according to the City of Reno. Jen Young, educational program coordinator […]

  • Major League Soccer Executives to Visit Sacramento Region

    SACRAMENTO - Mayor Kevin Johnson sent a memo to the City Council on Tuesday, highlighting the opportunities for Major League Soccer (MLS) in Sacramento, and announcing that two top league executives have scheduled a visit to the city. MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott and Special Assistant to the Commissioner Charles Altchek will be here September 18 and 19, according to the memo that was also provided to FOX40. “We’re going to show them that we have an incredible market,” Ben Sosenko, Mayor Johnson’s press […]

  • Napa Teen Hurt in Quake Describes Ordeal

    SACRAMENTO- The 13-year-old Napa boy injured when a chimney collapsed in Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake said on Tuesday he feels lucky to be alive. Nick Dillon spoke with reporters from his hospital bed at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.  He is recovering from a nearly 10-hour surgery to repair his fractured pelvis. “I have, like, three plates and two bolts inside of me right now,” Dillon said. Despite his pain, the 9th-grader is keeping a positive attitude. “Of course I’m gonna have my moments […]

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    California Nurses Call for Transparency, Preparedness during Ebola Scare

    SACRAMENTO— The California Nurses Association, the nation’s largest nurses union, is calling for transparency, preparedness, and strict adherence to medical guidelines in light of a potential Ebola case in Sacramento. According to Kaiser Permanente and public health authorities, the patient, who recently traveled to Sacramento from West Africa, is being treated in isolation at Kaiser South Sacramento Medial Center for possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Blood samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control for testing. “This brings a […]

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    Kaiser South Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola Exposure

    SACRAMENTO- A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being treated at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. The patient is being kept in an isolated negative pressure room while specialists work to confirm or rule out an Ebola infection. The process may take several days. According to the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services says all appropriate protocols are being followed. The state Department of Public Health described the patient as “low-risk,” […]

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    Fire Ravages Interpretive Trail near Truckee

    TRUCKEE- A Monday afternoon fire near Truckee charred 84 acres of a popular recreation trail. The incident, which has been named the Hirschdale Fire by the US Forest Service, broke out near the head of the Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail.  Flames destroyed several interpretive signs along the trail. Firefighters from multiple agencies battled the fire on the ground while four air tankers and two helicopters helped douse the flames from above. “And with Boca Reservoir being right adjacent to the […]

  • Slightly Cooler Temperatures Early this Week

    Slightly Cooler Temperatures Early this Week

    Dennis Shanahan’s Sunday night forecast for Northern California