King Fire Continues to Spread; Highway 50 Reopens
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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Recent Articles
  • King Fire Now 30 Sq. Miles, Highway 50 Closed

    EL DORADO COUNTY- A wildfire burning north of Pollock Pines swelled to more than 18,000 acres overnight, and forced officials to close Highway 50. More than a thousand homes are threatened The highway is closed between Sly Park and Fresh Pond because of the ongoing firefighting efforts. The US Forestry Service says the King Fire has now burned 18,544 acres, or about 30 square miles, and is only 5% contained. Fire officials say more than 1,600 homes and 800 other […]

  • Courtesy:
Anthony Reyes

    PHOTOS: King Fire Near Pollock Pines

    EL DORADO COUNTY- The King Fire swelled to almost 19,000 acres after just a few days, above are some pictures from near the fire line. The fire started Saturday evening, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. It’s burning in a canyon northeast of Pollock Pines. Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes and businesses as this fire continues to spread. Find the latest information about the King Fire here.

  • Pablo Ruvalcaba
Courtesy: Stockton Police

    Stockton Bank Robbery “Person of Interest” Turns Himself In

    STOCKTON- A man wanted for questioning by police as a person of interest in a bank robbery and deadly chase in Stockton walked into a police station Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after his picture was shared by the media. UPDATE: Ruvalcaba talks to FOX40 about the robbery, the suspects Pablo Ruvalcaba turned himself in Tuesday morning, and was questioned about the July 16 robbery at the Bank of the West along Thornton Road. He was then released by police. During Monday’s […]

  • A car crashed into a preschool in Elk Grove.

    Car Smashes into Preschool, 2 Students Injured

    ELK GROVE- A car car came smashing through a preschool Tuesday morning, while kids sat in a classroom. At least two students needed to be taken to the hospital for treatment. It appears they have minor injuries, likely from debris after the crash. Just before 8 a.m., a car crashed into the Phoenix Schools Private Preschool along Babson Drive. The car stopped a few feet inside the classroom. Although the driver was stuck inside the car initially, she was able to get out […]

  • Courtesy:
Anthony Reyes

    King Fire “Active” Overnight, Grows to 11,500+ Acres

    EL DORADO COUNTY- More than 1,500 firefighters are back on the fire line in El Dorado County Tuesday, after the King Fire jumped to 11,570 acres overnight. That is roughly 18 square miles. About 500 homes remain threatened by the fire, in addition to other structures including schools, offices and stores. NEW PHOTOS: Images from the King Fire  Evacuations remain in place for some neighborhoods near Pollock Pines. The fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain, which is difficult […]

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    Man Arrested in Connection with Deadly Arden Arcade Shooting

    ARDEN ARCADE- Detectives have arrested a man who allegedly shot at two men inside a car, killing one of them. They believe there is another suspect on the loose. Joe Miles was booked into the Sacramento County Jail Monday night. Investigators have not released any motive for why Miles shot and killed Marquelle Jones last week. Jones and another man were inside a car in a neighborhood near the Alta Arden Expressway, when they were hit by gunfire. The victims […]

  • Firefighters trying to save structures in the King Fire

    Firefighters Forced to Deploy Shelter in King Fire

    EL DORADO COUNTY- A team of firefighters had to deploy their shelters while fighting the King Fire Monday afternoon near Pollock Pines. Cal Fire says one of their captains and an inmate crew had to use their shelters for protection from the fire around 1 p.m. All personnel have been accounted for, and there are no reported injuries at this time. The King Fire is almost 4,000 acres, and is threatening around 500 homes. Cal Fire says they have more […]

  • Pablo Ruvalcaba
Courtesy: Stockton Police

    New Suspect, New Arrest, New Reward in Stockton Bank Robbery, Chase

    STOCKTON - Officers have announced a new person of interest wanted for questioning about his connection to three bank robbers who hit the Bank of the West in Stockton, took three hostages, and led officers on a chase that ended with a deadly shootout. UPDATE: Stockton “Person of Interest” Turns Himself In Pablo Ruvalcaba is believed to be connected to the three suspects; Jaime Ramos, Gilbert Renteria and Alex Martinez. Renteria and Martinez were killed in a shootout with Stockton Police following […]

  • Jaime Ramos

    Surviving Stockton Robbery, Chase Suspect in Court Monday

    STOCKTON- The surviving suspect in a bank robbery and deadly chase this summer in Stockton went before a judge Monday, but did not enter a plea. Meanwhile, Stockton Police updated their investigation, and have named a new suspect wanted for question, details are here. Jaime Ramos faces more than 30 charges in connection with the July 16 robbery at Bank of the West, the pursuit that followed and the gunbattle with officers that ended the chase. Monday in court, the district […]