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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
  • Storm Delivers Rain to the High Sierra

    TRUCKEE — A storm rolled into the Lake Tahoe region Wednesday night delivering rain at the 7,000 foot elevation where snow fell late last week. A colder storm would be preferable in terms of California’s water supply because snowpack provides about 30 percent of the state’s water as the snow melts in the spring, according to the California Department of Water Resources. “This is the time of year you’d really like to see cold weather combined with atmospheric rivers, the […]

  • High School Student Arrested for Bringing Pellet Gun to School

    ANTELOPE — Alarms went off as Antelope High School went into lockdown Tuesday morning after a student told administrators a classmate had a firearm. According to the Roseville Joint Union High School District, the school day was interrupted for about 30 minutes, the 16-year-old student was quickly located and apprehended without resistance, and the weapon was determined to be an unloaded pellet gun. The student was taken into Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department custody outside the school. The student’s reason for […]

  • Tahoe Ski Season Begins this Month, Boreal to Open Wednesday

    TRUCKEE — The winter sports season is kicking into gear as several Tahoe-area ski resorts are getting ready to open. Boreal has announced an opening day of this Wednesday, Nov. 8. Not far behind are Heavenly, Northstar and Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows with projected Nov. 17 opening days. Staff members at Granite Chief Ski and Mountain Shop in Truckee were busy Monday tuning ski gear, getting their customers ready to once again hit the slopes. Tahoe-area resorts received anywhere from 8 […]

  • New Case of Hateful Graffiti Investigated at Davis High School

    DAVIS — The Davis Police Department is investigating a hate incident at Davis Senior High School involving graffiti found Tuesday morning inside the boys bathroom of the library. “The content of the graffiti included the ‘N word’ and the context was hateful toward a specific race, so we treat it as a hate incident,” explained Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. Last week, at the same high school, a swastika and an anti-Semitic slogan were found on a boys bathroom wall. Swastikas were also found posted anonymously on an app […]

  • Injured and Duct-Taped Puppy Rescued, Suspects Sought

    TRACY — An abused puppy is recovering from surgery at Jules Veterinary Center in Tracy after a good Samaritan found him in bad shape early Saturday morning along Coral Hollow Road near Highway 205. “This is a very obvious, very horrific case of animal cruelty,” said Tracy Animal Services Supervisor Ben Miller. “It had duct tape around its muzzle and its front legs, as well as some significant lacerations. Significant enough that the skull was visible. And a similar cut on his rear leg.” The approximately three-month-old pit-mastiff mix now has stitches […]

  • Stolen Truck Recovered with Dog Still Inside After Three Days

    TRUCKEE — A Truckee family is grateful to their community and police department after their Dodge Ram pickup was recovered three days after it was stolen, with their dog still inside. The truck was taken from outside the Hamilton’s Truckee home Saturday evening while Carolyn Hamilton and her husband were preparing for an outing with their beloved 6-year-old family dog, Albus. “We just put him in the truck in our driveway, came back in to say goodbye, and literally turned around and the truck was gone,” Carolyn explained. Truckee Police and the […]

  • Special Meeting Addresses Racism in Elk Grove

    ELK GROVE — At the request of citizens, the Elk Grove City Council hosted a community forum on race relations. The Monday night meeting at the Elk Grove Park Pavilion attracted a diverse standing-room-only crowd, and lasted nearly four hours. It was mostly a listening session during which people shared their experiences with racism in Elk Grove. Some speakers pointed out that racism is the exception, not the norm in Elk Grove, but that incidents do happen here and they need to be […]

  • Kings Excite on Opening Night

    SACRAMENTO — The younger revamped Sacramento Kings kicked off the 2017-2018 season with an energetic 105-100 home loss to a talented Houston Rockets team. Prior to game-time, the Downtown Commons area surrounding the Golden 1 Center was vibrant with fans enjoying new restaurants and bars that have recently opened. In a pre-game conversation with FOX40, KHTK radio host Carmichael Dave summed up the dramatic transformation that has taken place in the past few years. “Even though this is the second […]

  • Firefighters Find Conditions Favorable for Nuns Fire Back Burn

    SONOMA COUNTY — Flames of the Nuns Fire reached into the Tuesday sky from the steep ridges above the Oakmont area of Sonoma County along Highway 12, an area that includes the Kenwood and St. Francis vineyards and wineries. It was an unnerving sight for some residents of the area, but it was largely a strategic back burn set by firefighters while winds were calm. “The fire is coming this way, and we’re going to bring the fire back up to it,” explained Cal Fire Battalion Chief Joe Buchmeier. “We kind […]