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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
  • Moccasin Dam ‘Failure No Longer Imminent’ after Facilities Downstream Evacuated

    TUOLUMNE COUNTY — Crews have been working for hours to make sure Tuolumne County residents are safe after that massive flooding. The Moccasin Dam was expected to fail Thursday afternoon after heavy rain in the area brought a surge of water to the Moccasin Reservoir. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning through 2:15 p.m. Friday for south-central Tuolumne County. Flood waters were expected to move down Moccasin Creek into the Don Pedro Reservoir. “Very stressful because we […]

  • Driver, Passenger Run from Car after Hitting Woman on Sacramento Sidewalk

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — A driver left the scene after hitting a woman in her 80s when she was on a sidewalk in Sacramento Monday afternoon. Down the street from an elementary school, near a South Sacramento neighborhood filled with families, skid marks can be seen on the road, along with a broken fence and car parts. “I don’t trust people that drive around here,” said Peter Voong, who lives by the scene of the hit-and-run. Neighbors in the area say […]

  • DUI Checkpoints Designed To Deter Rather Than Catch Drunk Drivers

    Law Enforcement on High Alert To Ensure Driver Safety During St. Patrick’s Day

    SACRAMENTO — California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are on high alert tonight to ensure public safety. As Sacramento celebrates this St. Paddy’s Day weekend, law enforcement agencies are urging people to drink responsibly and use services like Lyft or Uber to get home. Designated drivers are also a good option. “Id rather pay $20-$30 to get home than pay ten thousands for a DUI,” said Charles Wallace who is out celebrating tonight. Law enforcement does not take […]

  • Documents Reveal New Claims of Elder Abuse Against Sacramento County Deputies

    SACRAMENTO — Allegations of fraud and elderly abuse are revealed in a petition for conservatorship filed by an attorney representing the family of Rosalie, a 75-year-old woman at the center of an investigation involving Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephanie Angel and another deputy. In court documents obtained by FOX40, Rosalie’s family claims she “suffers from dementia and lacks the capacity to resist fraud or provide informed consent.” The attorney’s examples were laid out in a timeline. In mid-January, Rosalie is said […]

  • Second Incident Involving Sacramento County Deputy Investigated

    ROSEVILLE — There is now a second investigation into Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephanie Angel. FOX40 was first to bring you details on the investigation involving allegations of misconduct involving an elderly woman. It was during the Sacramento County investigation in January, the department says, that another investigation unfolded. “There were other allegations raised about potential inappropriate activity potential criminal that occurred in a neighboring county,” Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said. FOX40 has learned in February that an incident […]

  • FOX40 Exclusive: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Investigated for Misconduct Involving Elderly Woman

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating one of its own deputies for allegations of misconduct involving an elderly woman. It’s an investigation that was reportedly sparked by a call for help. Sources tell FOX40 within days of that call, the elderly victim was left with nothing. “Completely out of the realm of what we’d expect of officers, as well as just people in general,” said Sheriff Scott Jones. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephanie Angel, who has been with the […]

  • Neighborhood Discusses Ways to Improve Freeport Boulevard Safety

    SACRAMENTO — The intersection of Freeport Boulevard and Oregon Drive where a grandmother and young boy were hit by a car last month used to have a crosswalk. The City of Sacramento removed it in December citing federal studies that suggest having a crosswalk without a traffic signal is more dangerous than not having a crosswalk at all. Although city officials say having that crosswalk there likely wouldn’t have prevented February’s tragic accident, the decision still doesn’t sit well with […]

  • Stockton Police Searching for Car Arsonist Seen on Surveillance Video

    STOCKTON — The Stockton Police Department is circulating surveillance video of a brazen arson, hoping someone can help identify the man seen lighting an SUV on fire. “We don’t usually have problems like that in this neighborhood,” neighbor Kim Kearney said. Surveillance video from a home near 9200 Neville Way shows a man pouring flammable liquid on a car before lighting it on fire. He then left the scene in a dark SUV. The incident happened on Saturday, March 3. […]

  • Friends Honor Man’s Memory after Deadly Freak Accident in Sacramento Nightclub

    SACRAMENTO — A freak accident at Badlands nightclub over the weekend left a young man dead and loved ones in shock. Basilio Cervantes did a lot for his family and friends, now they want to make sure everyone knows about the great person he was. “I just wanted to get a tattoo in memory of him because that was my best friend,” said Alexxus Garza, Cervantes’ best friend. “We promised each other that we weren’t going anywhere,” said Cervantes’ ex-boyfriend […]