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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
  • Grass Fire Near Mather Golf Course Contained; 52 Acres Burned

    RANCHO CORDOVA — A grass fire was ignited in Rancho Cordova, near Zinfandel Drive and Douglas Road. Metro Fire reports 52 acres were burned from Zinfandel Drive to Sunrise Boulevard. Abandoned structures in the area were destroyed in the flames. The area once belonged to Mather Air Force Base and is now a protected wetland preserve. #Zinfandel pic.twitter.com/wZAGa2cJsl — MetroFire Sacramento (@metrofirepio) July 3, 2017 Around 5 p.m. Metro Fire reported the grass fire was contained. It was not immediately […]

  • Neighbors Meet with Law Enforcement After Convicted Sex Offender Moves Back into West Sacramento Home

    WEST SACRAMENTO — A few hours after convicted sex offender David Vaughn Smith was moved back into his Haverhill Street home, many of his West Sacramento neighbors gathered in a nearby park, meeting with West Sacramento Police and Yolo County probation officers. Smith recently served about nine months of a 16-month sentence for possessing child pornography. He is classified as a low-risk sex offender, but neighbors say they don’t trust him. Most were unwilling to speak on camera about him […]

  • Crews Battle Fire at Old General Mills Plant in Lodi

    LODI — Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire at the old General Mills plant on Wednesday evening. The fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. in a truck trailer parked at a loading dock at the old plant. Neighbors heard a loud explosion before flames were spotted. Crews with Stockton Fire werecalled out to assist in the firefight. The fire was contained to the trailer, and crews were able to quickly put it out. The facility, located on Turner Road […]

  • Community Steps into Help After Supplies Stolen from North Highlands Tattoo Shop

    NORTH HIGHLANDS — When Krysta Kirk saw what happened over the weekend to JustCry Ink, the North Highlands tattoo shop she manages, she went on Facebook and started broadcasting. “My shop got broken into last night. Pretty sure we know who it is. We have the cops coming,” she said in the Facebook video. “They broke in next door, they pried the door open, and they came through our wall,” Kirk said. She was understandably furious. “They took everything down to the […]

  • City of Wheatland Opposes Pavement Painting Tradition

    WHEATLAND — After “looking the other way” for decades, the city of Wheatland will no longer allow messages to be painted on the Spenceville Road pavement. Messages of school spirit and senior class pride have been painted on the road every spring for nearly 40 years by students in the incoming senior class of Wheatland Union High School. The practice is traditionally done at night when there is little traffic on the road and approaching cars can be easily seen […]

  • One Year Later, Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Remembered

    SACRAMENTO — With the reading of each name a balloon was released into the evening sky. Each balloon represented a victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. It’s been a year since that horrible night, but among the several dozen people gathered, holding candles outside Badlands Nightclub in Midtown Sacramento, the emotional wounds are still very raw. But there is comfort here. “If our safe spaces aren’t safe, where do we go as a community? And it’s been kind […]

  • Special Meeting Regarding Cordova Shooting Center Draws Large Crowd

    RANCHO CORDOVA — A Monday night special meeting of the Cordova Recreation and Park District board of directors drew a standing-room-only crowd. The Cordova Shooting Center is in danger of closing, and people showed up to the meeting to share their opinions. The board heard testimony from people for and against keeping the range open. For nearly 40 years, outdoor shooting has been available to the public at the Cordova Shooting Center. The facility is owned by the Cordova Recreation […]

  • City of Sacramento Seeking Input for 16th Street Improvements

    SACRAMENTO — The stretch of Sacramento’s 16th Street between H Street and Richards Boulevard is the focus of an improvement project in the early stages. The city is planning to revitalize the corridor, known as the River District, and planners are seeking public input. A survey went online this week. As part of the River District Specific Plan, adopted in 2011, improvements will “make the corridor attractive and inviting to businesses, customers, and pedestrians,” according to a city letter. “Proposed improvements will include […]

  • Three R Street Restaurants Closing Their Doors

    MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO — On a Tuesday night, people are getting off work and many of the restaurants and bars on R Street between 14th and 15th are coming alive. It’s a concert night at Ace of Spades, but Dos Coyotes Border Cafe right across the street from the concert venue is quiet. Dos Coyotes is a popular franchise, growing in the Sacramento area, but this location is closing down soon. Many people FOX40 spoke to weren’t surprised. The well known […]