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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
  • Roseville Police Warn Residents Amid Rash of Break-Ins

    ROSEVILLE — Roseville Police are warning residents about a rash of break-ins, during which the burglar broke narrow windows alongside front doors to gain access to the interior doorknobs. “We wanted to get the word out to people who have these kind of windows about things that they can do to kind of toughen the target and discourage burglars,” said Roseville Police Spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther. In addition to installing burglar alarms, Roseville police encourage residents who have windows near […]

  • Sacramento Company Offers ‘Lady Bird’ Walking Tours

    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento tour company is taking off to new heights thanks to the popularity of the movie “Lady Bird.” Sac Running Tours is offering walking and running tours of several of the movie’s filming locations in East Sacramento. The tours have become so popular, Sac Running Tours founder Jenn Kistler-McCoy increased the tour schedule from three days per week to six days to accommodate the demand. The tours offer plenty of trivia for fans of the movie, as […]

  • Skunk Mating Season Starting Early in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — Skunks are highly active right now in the greater Sacramento region. Skunk mating season typically peaks after Valentines Day, but this year, they seem to be looking for love a little early, possibly because of the unusually warm winter weather. Matt Meshriy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said their smell simply lingers longer when there’s a lack of rain, which may explain why people might notice them more right now. Wildlife experts caution against leaving […]

  • Maintenance Worker Finds Puppy Abandoned in Dumpster

    POLLOCK PINES — A black Labrador retriever mix puppy was found in a dumpster Monday morning by a maintenance worker in a Pollock Pines shopping center. In a post on the El Dorado County Watch Facebook page, the man who found the puppy said he was sitting on top of a trash bag in the dumpster between CVS Pharmacy and O’Reilly Auto Parts. There was “no way he could get in or out by himself,” the post read. Investigators are […]

  • Coyote Rescued after Wandering Around with Jar Stuck on Its Head

    AUBURN — The coyote seen wandering between Placer and El Dorado counties with a plastic jar stuck over its head has been rescued and freed from the container. Volunteers had been trying to trap the elusive animal for ten days. “She was unable to eat,” said Greg Grimm of Gold Country Wildlife Rescue in Auburn. “We believe she may have had limited amounts, very small amounts, of water because she was witnessed taking her whole head and putting it underwater […]

  • Landslide Muddying Up Road-Widening Project on Eastbound I-80 Near Colfax

    COLFAX — A dry forecast for early February is a good news for project engineers needing to repair a slow-moving landslide alongside eastbound Interstate 80 near Colfax. In the summer of 2016, work began on construction of a three-mile-long truck climbing lane in the area. The work involves excavating some hillsides, making room for the extra lane and wider shoulders. Engineers shaped the excavated hillsides into sloped grades designed to keep the soil stable. But one particular section of hillside […]

  • Rapid Snowfall Returns to the Sierra

    SODA SPRINGS — Snow started falling heavily after 5 p.m. in the Donner Pass area Wednesday night. Forecast models predict two feet of snow piling up there by Friday morning. Skiers and snowboarders in Soda Springs were celebrating the incoming storm, expecting it to deliver the type of light powder that is best for winter sports. Chain controls went into effect within the first few hours of rapid snowfall, and Caltrans plow drivers were working to keep the roads passable. […]

  • Sacramento-Set ‘Lady Bird’ Gets Five Major Oscar Noms

    SACRAMENTO — The movie “Lady Bird,” set in Sacramento, is nominated for five major Oscars. When nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, “Lady Bird,” a coming of age story, received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Original Screenplay (by Gerwig), Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf). This year’s Oscar Ceremony will be held March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “It is absolutely huge,” said Sacramento Film Commissioner Lucy Steffens […]

  • Victims of Gun Violence Remembered on Anniversary of School Shooting in Stockton

    STOCKTON — On the 29th anniversary of the Cleveland Elementary School Shooting in Stockton, community members gathered for a vigil for victims of gun violence at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Stockton. Attendees at the vigil included survivors of the Cleveland School shooting, relatives of the five children who died in that tragedy, and others who have lost loved ones to gun violence. “We lost our innocence that day,” said Cleveland School shooting survivor Amy Lamarra, who was […]