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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
  • Massive Homeless Count Underway in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO- Hundreds of volunteers are counting the homeless population in several California counties this week, including Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Yolo. Wednesday night, 400 trained volunteers fanned out, in more than 70 groups escorted by law enforcement, to mapped areas of Sacramento County looking for homeless people to count and survey. In exchange for providing survey input, the homeless people receive restaurant gift cards. The count, conducted every two years, is required by the Department of Housing and Urban […]

  • Drought a Growing Concern in California Vineyards

    LODI- California’s drought is a major topic of discussion at the 21st annual Unified Wine and Grape Symposium running through Thursday at the Sacramento Convention Center. “Unfortunately, with January now being the driest on record, we can only hope for some rain here in the near future,” said Camron King, executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. “It’s going to be an absolute topic of conversation. But the wine industry has done phenomenal things in terms of sustainable water supply […]

  • Worried about Measles? We Get Answers to Key Questions about Measles

    SACRAMENTO- With cases of measles surfacing in California, FOX40 asked a pediatric infectious disease specialist some common questions about the disease. Below are portions of our conversation with with Dr. Dean Blumberg of UC Davis Health System. Wasn’t measles eliminated in the United States? “Well it pretty much was eliminated,” said Dr. Blumberg. “It was eliminated from indigenous transmission in the U.S. in the year 2000. And so we didn’t have any transmission in the U.S. in any communities unless […]

  • Donner Ski Ranch to Close Until Further Notice

    LAKE TAHOE- Conditions in the Sierra have been so warm and dry, one ski resort is closed until further notice. Donner Ski Ranch posted the following message on its website: “Donner Ski Ranch will be closed this week due to the warm, snow-free weather impacting the Sierra Nevada. We will re-group and try our best to re-open the slopes Saturday January 24. Stay tuned for the most up-to-date information. Thank you!” Donner Ski Ranch relies on natural snow. The resort […]

  • Sacramento Plays Host to ‘Supremacy’ Film Premiere

    SACRAMENTO- Sacramento’s Esquire IMAX Theatre was the scene of a Hollywood-style premiere of the movie “Supremacy” Wednesday night. “Tonight’s a really good moment for us to just kind of take a step back and say, wow we can actually have a good crowd of people come and support something, and show that we really deserve to have more movies here,” said the film’s director, Deon Taylor, before the premiere. “Supremacy” is a very intense true story, dealing with race relations. “I saw the […]

  • Kings Fan Saves Choking Boy

    SLEEP TRAIN ARENA- When a boy started choking on a mint before Sunday night’s Kings game at Sleep Train Arena, a fast-thinking fan jumped into action. Cheryl Horner-Christensen knew something was wrong when her nine-year-old son Jace started hitting her on the leg. “His eyes got really big and I just said, ‘somebody please help me, please help me I think he’s choking,'” Horner-Christensen recalled. “This man sitting basically right in front of my son jumped over the seat and […]

  • Lodi Woman Catches 3 Box Thieves on Surveillance

    LODI- A downtown Lodi resident, tired of thieves stealing packages from her front porch, posted home surveillance videos online of the suspects in action. She also shared the three videos with Lodi police, who then posted them the department’s facebook page Monday afternoon. They have each been viewed thousands of times. “I hope this just is more of an incentive for people to be more proactive and to be aware of their surroundings,” said the victim who requested anonymity. “And […]

  • Locals Heartbroken by Paris Newspaper Attack

    SACRAMENTO- The terrorist attack on satirical Paris newspaper, Charlie Hedbo, drew emotional reactions from various groups in the Sacramento region Wednesday night. To gather reaction, FOX40 visited the SALAM Islamic Center and the French Culture and Language Center, both in Sacramento “The tragedy in Paris is really heart-wrenching,” said Dr. Irfan Haq, President of the Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic Organizations.  “We condemn the violence, the taking of innocent lives. Such a thing should never have happened. Even though the magazine had been vilifying the Islamic faith, […]

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    Sacramento Leads State in Reducing Water Use

    SACRAMENTO- The State Water Board released new numbers on Tuesday showing how well California is conserving water during the drought. The board surveyed 400 urban water agencies throughout California and found that statewide, residential water use decreased 9.8 percent from November 2013 to November 2014. “We still need to do more, but we’ll take it,” Water Board Chief Felicia Marcus told FOX40. Some of the best year-to-year improvements came from the Sacramento/San Joaquin region.  The Sacramento River hydrolic region decreased water use by 25.6 percent according to the […]