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I have successfully remained off-camera for my entire career, but TV viewers and web readers have seen my work. I have always been the one who wants to know exactly what is going on; at age 13 I took notes while watching the evenings news so I could report back to my family at dinner, whether or not they wanted to know what was going on. I feel so lucky to have a job where I get to find out what is happening, then report it to thousands of people.

I have really soaked up the sun these last few years in California after growing up in Colorado, graduating from Northwestern University (Go 'Cats!), then producing news content at TV stations in Spokane, Milwaukee and Salt Lake City.

On weekends, you can find me up early running as I train for my next race, or cheering on my alma mater.

I’m known around the newsroom for...

I like the color purple, I have collected so many purple items over the years they kind of overwhelm my desk.

What keeps me going

Definitely need my coffee. I feel like my job provides a public service; that responsibility keeps me going on long days at work.

I give back to my community by...

I go to the farmers' market every weekend to meet my neighbors and meet the people who grow the food I eat. I also frequent local businesses and restaurants – I think their hard work and dedication are evident in their products.

Why FOX40?

Who doesn't love California's weather? Plus, I love working for a company that encourages staying in contact with viewers on multiple platforms: web, tablet, mobile, facebook, twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc.

If I had free time, I would...

Read more books. I'd also like to expand my knitting skills beyond the basics.

Recent Articles
  • This is a python after emergency surgery to repair a wound to his belly. Cops say a man bit the snake, the man told FOX40 he has no memory of doing it.

    Man Bites Python, Says He Has No Memory of it

    SACRAMENTO- A man is facing animal cruelty charges for biting a two-foot long python, and he says he has no memory of it. Thursday afternoon Sacramento cops were called to a neighborhood in the Del Paso Heights area for a possible attack victim. While talking to the “victim” who had blood in his mouth, 57-year-old David Senk, another witness told cops that Senk took two large bites out of a live python. Animal control officers checked out the snake and […]

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    Homeowner Chases off Would-be Robbers, Hits 1 with Car

    EL DORADO COUNTY- A homeowner scared off two would-be robbers, firing a warning shot and then accidentally hitting one with his car. Early Thursday morning, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home along Metate Trail, there were reports of two men arguing and gunshots being fired. Investigators say a homeowner saw the two men on his property allegedly stealing items. He tried to approach the two men, but they ran off. The homeowner got in his car, […]

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    Possible Hunters Lock Down Stockton School

    STOCKTON- Parents were kept away from Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School in Stockton, as students were held inside on a precautionary lockdown. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies say they were alerted because someone saw three people near the school, possibly carrying a gun. The lockdown was a precautionary move by the school as deputies searched the area. The school is along Main Street, east of Highway 99. Parents were greeted by squad cars when they went to Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School, […]

  • Sacramento’s Santa Parade Could be Canceled, Starts Fundraising Campaign

    SACRAMENTO- Sacramento’s Santa Parade is having money trouble, and could be cancelled this year. The annual event in downtown Sacramento has been a Capital City tradition since 1983. Fans of this year’s parade saw a message earlier this month alerting them about a possible funding shortage. Parade organizers say they have traditionally been funded by local businesses, and a lot of support had come from the Downtown Plaza. With the former plaza space under construction, parade organizers say they need […]

  • Driver, 2 Kids Injured in Carmichael Accident

    CARMICHAEL- A 21-year-old has broken ribs after the SUV he was driving went off the road, and into a power pole. Two children were also rushed to the hospital after the accident. Around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the SUV went off the road near El Camino and Garfield in Carmichael. The driver hit a power pole and landed on its side. The power pole was sheared off, fell onto a tree, which crashed through a brick wall and onto a house. […]

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    PHOTOS: About 5 Million Graco Strollers Recalled After Amputations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A popular baby products brand is recalling almost five million strollers because a hinge has caused cuts and finger amputations. Graco says 11 of their stroller models have the folding hinge that is causing issues. The company reported to the Consumer and Product Safety Commission they have received 11 reports of finger injuries, including six reports of fingertip amputation, and four reports of partial amputation. The model names are Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, […]

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    Ortega, Las Palmas Taco Products Recalled

    Thinking tacos for dinner? Check the package first. Ortega and Las Palmas are recalling items sold nationwide. The recall includes taco seasoning mix, taco sauce, enchilada sauce, and taco kits. B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling the products, after they learned spices provided by a third-party were not labeled correctly to identify they contain peanuts and almonds. People who have an allergy to sensitivity to peanuts and almonds could have a serious or life-threatening reaction. Below is a list of the […]

  • A light rail train hit a bicyclist Tuesday morning.

    Deadly Accident between Bicycle and Light Rail Train

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY- A person has died after a Regional Transit light rail train hit a bicyclist Tuesday morning. The accident happened around 8 a.m. along Folsom Boulevard near Mather Field Road. Emergency crews are in the area, and traffic may be slowed. Just last week, a 15-year-old girl was hit and killed by a light rail train, just a few blocks from the site of Tuesday’s accident. Mariah Burgess was walking home from school with her siblings when she was hit, […]

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    2 Shot in Backyard During Robbery Attempt

    NORTH SACRAMENTO- Two men working in the backyard of a home were shot Monday afternoon in an attempted robbery. Sacramento Police say the two men were at a home near Pinell Street and Harris Avenue, when another man approached them. The suspect tried to rob them, then shot one victim in the upper body and the other victim in the lower body. Both victims are expected to survive. The suspect took off running, and police believe he got into a […]