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I spent 11 years as a newspaper reporter, yearning to report on TV; I love the immediacy of television and getting a story out.

With no experience from working in smaller markets, I would record mock reports and hand deliver them to all the Sacramento stations. A former Fox40 news director, took the time to write me a two-page letter, telling me to stay in print, because making the transition to TV would mean moving away to get experience. I kept that letter in my underwear drawer for a couple of years.

I got my break when a new news director at Fox40 hired me, because he knew I could report and had a lot of sources. I gained TV experience working the assignment desk, and began reporting in front of the camera six months later.

Today, I’m grateful to be the Solano County Bureau Chief. I’ve covered that county for nearly 20 years, most of that time reporting on infamous murders and murderers. It was during that time police credited me for helping them clear the murder of an innocent 21-year-old Fairfield man.

I’m known around the newsroom for…
Getting the harder-to-get stories, the ones where victims shed gut-wrenching tears, or suspects surprisingly run their mouths; the stories other reporters cringe on having to do.

What keeps me going
Being able to hold my kids, my faith in God and finding comfort in Him during a long drive back home at night, especially after hugging a weeping parent who just lost their kid, or talking with someone whose innocent family member was killed in some violent crime.

I give back to my community by
Spreading someone’s story I’m trusted with, hopefully helping someone else in the process.

Why FOX40?
I love Fox40 because they take chances on people like me, and I love the immediacy of getting a story out.

My greatest TV moment
Getting the only interview with a child murderer who admitted to killing a 7-year-old Vallejo girl he had kidnapped. He was eventually convicted several years later, and died in prison.

If I had free time, I would…
Spend it with my loved ones, watch more movies with them, and go to church more often.

Recent Articles
  • Woman Found Fatally Shot in Lincoln Garage, Suspect Dies Following Chase

    LINCOLN — A woman was found dead in the garage of a Lincoln home Wednesday morning. Police followed reports of shots fired to a home on Lincoln Airpark Drive around 8:20 a.m. The woman was found dead at the scene. Investigators say the man suspected in the killing was found dead following a chase on eastbound Interstate 80 near Hirschdale Road in Placer County. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators did not […]

  • Woodland Woman Files Lawsuit Against Sacramento Diocese, Alleging Sexual Assault by Priest

    WOODLAND — A Woodland woman has filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former parish priest. The suit accuses Father Renerio Sabuga Jr., took advantage of the woman being a victim of childhood sexual abuse, and abuse throughout most of her adult life, and positioned himself as a counselor to her, paying her visits at her home and sending her text messages. She alleges Sabuga, also known as Father Jong, ultimately […]

  • Man Arraigned in Deadly Rio Linda Stabbing

    SACRAMENTO — The man accused of stabbing an 18-year-old Rio Linda man to death appeared in court Thursday afternoon. Nick Scott’s attorney argued he stabbed Russell Jarvis in self defense during a fight on Monday. Scott and Jarvis were once friends, those close to them said. Friends say a war of words exploded on social media before it turned physical. Families of both men were in the courtroom Thursday, with extra Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies on hand. Scott will be […]

  • Family of Man Killed While Changing Tire Along I-80 Speaks Out

    It was a phone call that makes the difference — when you’re saying goodbye, only you don’t know at the time, it’s for the last time. “He called me from the side of the road letting me know that he had blown a tire and that he was lucky that he had a spare tire. He was just hoping he had a jack to change it,” said Jennifer Bresnyan. She told her husband Joe just to call her when he […]

  • Man Changing Tire on I-80 in Roseville Hit and Killed

    ROSEVILLE — A man was hit and killed Wednesday while he was changing his tire on the side of Interstate 80 in Roseville, according to the CHP. The man was changing a flat tire on a Dodge Durango on eastbound I-80 between Riverside and Douglas around 3:30 p.m. According to the CHP, the man was all the way on the shoulder of the highway changing his left, rear tire. A man driving a black Honda Accord allowed his vehicle to […]

  • Man Dies Following Stabbing in Rio Linda

    RIO LINDA — An 18-year-old man died after he was stabbed by another man in Rio Linda on Monday night. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said the stabbing happened on West Second Street near Angel Way. Deputies say the 18-year-old man was stabbed in the upper torso. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The man, later identified as Russell Jarvis, died from his injuries. Jarvis and the suspect, Nicholas Scott, were reportedly friends at one time. Neighbors who knew both […]

  • Witness Speaks Out About Davis Picnic Day Arrests

    DAVIS — Isabel Lynch doesn’t know Alexander Craver, Elijah Williams and Antwoine Perry, who Davis police arrested for allegedly assaulting peace officers on Picnic Day. “I chose to speak out, and I chose to write what I wrote because I saw something. I was there. It didn’t sit right with me. I don’t have any connections to anybody there,” Lynch said. What she witnessed that day bothered her. So much so, that she said she had to come forward. She […]

  • Men Accused of Assaulting Police Officers at Davis Picnic Day Tell Their Side of the Story

    DAVIS — They’re accused of assaulting police officers during the later hours of Picnic Day in Davis. But they say it was undercover Davis police officers — officers who weren’t wearing uniforms or badges — who threw the first punches. They do admit there was an exchange of words, after they claim officers tried to hit them with an unmarked minivan police were riding in. “As I started to turn away, the cop came out the car and rushed me. […]

  • For Pot Delivery Services, 4/20 is Like Black Friday

    SACRAMENTO — Marijuana delivery services, understandably, were very busy for 4/20. Some say the “weed day” holiday is the Black Friday of their industry. Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer said the city would not be hosting any events. He reminded Sacramentans that even though recreational marijuana is legal in the city, people still can’t smoke it in public. Police said they don’t expect any problems.