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I’ve been dwarfed by the giant redwood trees in Humboldt County, been completely enamored by the colorful desert sunsets in El Paso, but nothing beats the cool Northern California nights and the cuisine. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve craved my parents’ home cooked adobo when I was away from home.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, where ‘hella’ was a word I used more often than ‘really’ and traveling from the East Bay to the snow-capped mountains was a weekend retreat. I hike, I run and I also like read.
The San Joaquin Valley will be home for me now. I look forward to the adventures, the new friends I’ll make and the people I’ll meet.

I’m known around the newsroom for: being the last one to get an inside joke.
What keeps me going? Pretentious coffee.
I give back to my community by: trying out new restaurants and stores and meeting new people.
Why FOX40 ? Because why would I want to be anywhere else?
My greatest TV moment: this would have been great – I was supposed to do a move with some Virginia Tech cheerleaders on live TV. Suffice it to say, the live shot died but it would have been an epic moment since everyone knows the only dance move I can pull off is the robot.
TV moment I’d like to forget: sometimes we learn what not to wear on TV after the fact. I’ll leave it at that.
If I had free time, I would: definitely read more books and travel.


Recent Articles
  • San Joaquin County Sheriff Continues to Deny Allegations Made in Pathologists’ Resignation Letters

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore continues to deny allegations that he tried to influence pathologists’ work in the coroner’s office. Doctors Susan Parson and Bennet Omalu both sent their letters of resignation in the last month, accusing Moore of acting unethically. Omalu is renowned for his research on the degenerative brain disease known as CTE. Omalu has claimed the sheriff has changed cause of death from “homicide” to “accident” in regards to officer-involved shootings. “In […]

  • San Joaquin County Family Says Sheriff’s Office Gave Them the ‘Runaround’ During Son’s Murder Investigation

    STOCKTON — After forensic pathologists claimed the San Joaquin County sheriff and his staff mishandled homicide cases, a grieving family spoke out, claiming they too have been given the runaround. Christina Baro’s heart was broken. Even though the San Joaquin County mother was grieving for her 17-year-old son Felix Cummings, she spoke bravely about how she felt the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has treated her son’s murder case. Investigators say Cummings was shot dead near a marijuana grow back in […]

  • Stockton Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Cancelled

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  • Mother Seeking Justice for 2-Year-Old Son Worried After Two San Joaquin County Forensic Pathologists Resign

    SALIDA — A grieving mother seeking justice for her 2-year-old son is now worried about the next steps in her son’s murder case. Her fear comes as the allegation against the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff Steve Moore continue to pile up. Brittany Gonzales has been fighting for the truth of what happened to her son. She now fears that justice will be impacted because of the shake up within the sheriff’s department. Trinkets, photos, and loving memories […]

  • Renowned Pathologist Blasts San Joaquin County Sheriff in Resignation Letter

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — San Joaquin County’s chief forensic pathologist on 10 years, Dr. Bennet Omalu, turned in his resignation Tuesday morning. Omalu joined the county in September 2007; he is well-known for his discovery of the brain injury known as CTE. He is the second pathologist in the county to announce a departure. Last week, pathologist Dr. Susan Parson resigned, citing rampant dysfunction in the county sheriff’s department, which runs the coroners office. In Omalu’s resignation he also states the sheriff […]

  • Stockton Weighs Options in Stolen Parking Meter Problem

    STOCKTON — The City of Stockton is looking at several different options when it comes to vandalized and stolen parking meters. City officials say there used to be 1,700 meters in downtown Stockton. Now, that number is closer to just 250 — a costly problem for the city. “I mean just the lack of revenue and just the cost of repair and replace some of the meters is probably in the hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Economic Development Director Micah Runner […]

  • 3-Year-Old Fights for Her Life after Hit-and-Run in Riverbank

    RIVERBANK — The family of a 3-year-old girl says they could use as many prayers as they can get after a hit-and-run crash put the girl in a medically induced coma. Alan Cozby was inside his Riverbank home when he heard a loud “boom” Tuesday around 5:05 p.m. He told FOX40 that as he walked out of his house, his suspicions about the loud noise were confirmed. Right at the intersection of Patterson and Snedigar roads a speeding car had […]

  • Volunteers Working to Bring Back Turlock’s Oxford Court Christmas Train

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  • Sheriff Moore Responds to Pathologist’s Resignation Letter

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — San Joaquin Sheriff Steve Moore says he is shocked and in disbelief after learning of allegations against him laid out in a pathologist’s resignation letter. Moore spoke with FOX40 on Wednesday, two days after forensic pathologist Dr. Susan Parson described him as retaliatory and arrogant. “I don’t take things personal,” he said. “She has a right to resign. She has a right to her concerns.” Parson gave her 90-day notice Monday. In her letter she outlined […]