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Have you heard the phrase “West Coast, Best Coast?” Since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with California and that’s putting it lightly. Luckily, I grew up in the Bay Area. What’s even luckier is now I get to be a reporter in my home state.

I didn’t truly appreciate this amazing place until I left. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, I ventured across the country to start my journalism journey. I got my master’s degree at Boston University in broadcast journalism and thought after a year away I would head right back to the Golden State. But as is ever so true in this industry, nothing is predictable.

I traded my flip-flops for mountain boots and trekked to Grand Junction, Colorado, where I accepted my first job as a multimedia journalist.

Two years of snow instead of sun and lakes instead of beaches and now I can finally say I’m home!

Nothing is more fulfilling than pursuing my passion of storytelling in the place I first fell in love with the industry. When I do a story at FOX40 I don’t think I’m reporting the news to viewers, I truly feel like I’m reporting the news to neighbors, friends and family.

I look forward to all the opportunities Sacramento has to offer and can’t wait to meet as many people in this area as possible.

Feel free to contact me with story ideas I would love to hear from you!

Recent Articles
  • Family Speaks Out After Chico Police Shoot, Kill 25-Year-Old

    An overwhelming sense of grief hangs over the Phillips family. “My brother, he was such a good kid,” said David Phillips through tears. As they mourn the loss of Desmond Phillips, questions remain about why the 25-year-old Sacramento native was shot and killed by Chico police officers. “This should’ve been handled way different. They didn’t have to pull out their guns,” said David Phillips, who said his brother suffered from mental illness. He said Desmond was having an “episode” Friday […]

  • Fans Welcome Home UC Davis Men’s Basketball Team

    DAVIS — The roar of a plane engine greeted players in Sacramento, but the UC Davis men’s basketball team got their real welcome back on campus. The Aggies are home from Tulsa after losing to Kansas 62 to 100 in the NCAA Tournament Friday, but they’re still winners here in Davis. “We were excited for them; it was fun to watch them play,” said supporter Tim Hanks. The players feel the love. “People from all over the university, the city […]

  • UC Davis Doctors Look to Reduce HIV Infection Rates Through New Clinical Trial

    SACRAMENTO¬†— A new clinical trial was introduced in Sacramento with the goal to help reduce the risk of getting HIV. UC Davis doctors are comparing an FDA approved drug that’s proven to curb HIV infection rates with a newer drug that has the same purpose, but is supposed to be better for your body. HIV is a virus generally transmitted through sexual contact. You can’t get rid of it, but you can prevent it with the drug Truvada. “Should one […]

  • Butte Fire Victims Must Move Out of FEMA Housing Units or Pay Rent

    CALAVERAS COUNTY — The Butte Fire’s destructive flames took down hundreds of homes in Calaveras County and left countless residents homeless. To help victims survive, FEMA stepped in. At the height of the Butte Fire there were 30 FEMA manufactured¬†housing units given to survivors around Calaveras County. Now there are only 15 left. The occupants in those 15 units have a choice; either stay in the MHU and pay rent or move out. FEMA spokesperson Kelly Hudson said the temporary […]

  • Friends, Classmates Devastated After One Teen Killed, Another Injured in Stockton Crash

    STOCKTON — Jonathan Sanchez and Dean Dorman were best friends with bright futures, but now those futures are forever changed. “I knew something was wrong because both of their phones were off, and I know they’re always together,” said friend Lily Contreras. A car accident killed Ronald E. McNair High School senior Jonathan Sanchez and seriously injured senior Dean Dorman. “It was always just us three, three musketeers, three amigos,” said friend Rodrigo Caballero. The crash happened early Saturday morning […]

  • El Dorado County Foster Children Gifted New Wheels from Generous Donors

    ROSEVILLE — The kids who crowded at Roseville Cyclery aren’t old enough to drive yet, but they have a new way to get around town. From style, size and even down to the color, bikes were picked specially for 20 deserving children. The exciting giveaway started out as just an idea. Janna Buwalda said she wanted to help young girls in foster care. “I decided why not take my money now, not wait until I die, and donate $10,000 towards […]

  • Attacker Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Sacramento Hero Spencer Stone

    SACRAMENTO — Spencer Stone, Sacramento’s hometown hero, was on a high after helping stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound train in August 2015. “Everything was awesome, everything was going good,” he recalled. Just two months later, the lowest low. It’s a night Stone will never forget. “Waking up in the ICU feeling like I got hit by a truck,” Stone said. Seventeen months after the hometown hero was stabbed in Midtown, he came face to face with his attacker […]

  • Elk Grove Couple Turn Home into Tiki Paradise

    ELK GROVE — On the outside, the Cevolas’ Elk Grove home is just another normal house on the block, but if you take a step inside, you’ll see it’s not your typical home. Anywhere you walk, turn or look in Daniel and Wendy Cevola’s house, it’s all Tiki all the time. “It’s not a small collection, it’s probably one of the largest in the world,” said Tiki creator Wendy Cevola. Their love for Tiki culture goes back decades. “I can […]

  • Sacramento School Changes Name of ‘Father-Daughter’ Dance to be More Inclusive

    SACRAMENTO — It’s a tradition Patrick Kuske remembers being a part of. “I’ve had girls I’ve taken to the Father-Daughter Dance, and I enjoyed it very much,” he said. It’s wasn’t until recently the PTA president heard concerns the Crocker/Riverside Elementary School’s Father-Daughter Dance and Mother-Son Hike aren’t traditions everyone cherishes. “We got a request from a couple parents to be more inclusive and change the name,” said Kuske. The school now wants to redefine the PTA fundraising events. The […]