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TV news people are nomads — always hopping from one city to another, hoping to make the next big career move. Well, my story is no different. In every place I have lived and reported the news, I have learned unforgettable, valuable life lessons. They have shaped me both as a journalist and as a person. Here’s me in a nut-shell:

First stop: KGTV in Sunny San Diego, CA. I was here as a student intern, while pursuing two bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, San Diego. Here, I discovered my love for the news industry.

Next up: CNN International in Tokyo, Japan. This internship was my first experience in network news. Here, I learned what it was like to be a small but important part of the bigger picture.

Third Stop: KCWY in Casper, Wyoming. My dream came true! I became a real, working journalist (aka. A one-man-band-reporter-anchor-producer-photographer-editor-webwriter-“everythinger”). This is where I learned how to multi-task, and internalized my role as a journalist in a tight-knit community.

Up next: NHK World in Tokyo, Japan. I used my bilingual skills to report for a 24-hour English news program, covering the tsunami and nuclear disaster aftermath and feature stories. This is where I learned more about myself and became proud of my heritage.

Before this: KSWB in San Diego, CA. This time, I was here as a professional, and not as an intern. Here, I re-established my love for the state of California and of the American news industry.

And finally: Here I am, at KTXL in Sacramento, CA. Thank you for having me in your TV’s, computers, and mobile devices! I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity. Hmm… I wonder what I will learn here…

Thanks for reading a little about me. Now it’s time for me to help tell your story!

I’m known around the newsroom for…

Talking… or singing… to myself. Sorry!

What keeps me going?

My extremely supportive family and friends from all over the world… and Peanut Butter M&Ms.

I give back to my community by…

Donating my hair for Locks of Love, volunteering at various organizations, and I hope to do more!

Why FOX40?

It was the right place at the right time for me. And I hope I am the right person to get the job done for FOX 40 and our awesome viewers!

My greatest TV moment:

It has yet to come!

TV moment I’d like to forget:

My tongue froze in my mouth while shooting a stand-up for my sweeps piece in Powell, Wyoming. I wish I was kidding…

If I had free time, I would…

Be in a musical.

Recent Articles
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  • SMUD Adding Protective Barriers around Some Poles

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  • Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Speaks at Sacramento School

    SACRAMENTO — On December 14, 2012, Scarlett Lewis’ life changed forever. Her 6-year-old son, Jesse, was one of 26 people killed when gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At least nine survivors say the only reason they lived was because Jesse yelled for them to run. After the massacre, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report announced three major findings. “One was more gun safety, one was more access to mental health and the other […]

  • Local Athletes Compete in Special Olympics Northern California Golf Tournament

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  • 80 Northern Californians Sworn in as U.S. Citizens

    SACRAMENTO — Thursday as part of Citizenship Day — celebrated every year on September 17 — 80 northern Californians were sworn in as United State citizens. Their stories, their background and their native languages may all be different.  But starting today, these people share one thing — they are all Americans. Eighty people representing 27 countries became naturalized citizens at a ceremony in Sacramento. “Immigrants becoming citizens is as American and as patriotic as it gets,” California Secretary of State […]

  • Thunder Valley Casino Donates 1.2 Million Sheets of Paper to Local Schools

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  • Family Displaced After South Sacramento House Fire

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — Fire crews are investigating the cause of a house fire in south Sacramento near 4900 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The call came in just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators say the fire started in the garage which caused smoke to enter the attic and the home. The home also experienced additional damage after a water pipe burst. Three people were displaced. The family says they were asleep when someone stopped their car outside and began honking […]

  • Mom Reunites with Paramedics Who Saved Baby’s Life

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  • 123 PG&E Workers Move to the Front Lines of Hurricane Irma’s Devastation

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