Simone
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“First and foremost, a public servant.”
This motto and view point continues to shape the journalist I am, and aspire to be.
Reporting and anchoring are responsibilities I do not take lightly. I view it as my way to give back, and my way to better the community I live in.
A Coloradoan at heart, I was born in San Francisco. My extended family has called Northern California home for decades. I’ve spent summers and holidays learning to love the bay area and all of the fascinating adventures it has to offer. In 2012, an internship in Sacramento refocused my goal of coming back, hoping to someday work in news here.
Returning to Sacramento in 2015 to work for FOX40 was a dream come true! A wonderful chance to become part of a community that I love.
I’m a proud graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Metropolitan State University, earning multiple degrees in political science, speech communication, and broadcast journalism.
I was fortunate to begin my career in Montana, joining the Montana Television Network in 2013. My adventures there took me all across the state, from Great Falls to Billings. Living and working in Montana gave me a sense of balance.
Prior to working in broadcasting, I spent six years as a behavior therapist in Colorado. This had a big impact on the woman I am today. I learned patience, respect, and most importantly, compassion. I remain a strong advocate and friend for those with developmental disabilities.
If I’m not in the newsroom you’ll find me running marathons, hiking with my German Shepherd “Casper,” or hunting for the best sushi spot!


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    The Botanical Buzz at Seasons 52

    Seasons 52 Chef Russell Johnigan and bartender Star Simon show us their secret cocktail, the Botanical Buzz. The key ingredient is the “buzz button” — otherwise known as a Szechuan button. Chewing the button gives a tingling or buzzing sensation in your mouth before you take a sip of the vodka, lemon juice and honey cocktail.

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    In Your Neighborhood: Arden-Arcade

    For today’s In Your Neighborhood, Gary and Simone are out having a blast in the Arden-Arcade area.  Gary is chatting with FlapJacks Diner fans and enjoying his own plate of flapjacks. Last July the restaurant caught fire at the original location on El Camino Avenue. They are trying to rebuild but in the meantime moved to the Arden Way location. Simone is getting a sugar rush at The Parlor Ice Cream enjoying ice cream puffs and some other treats. Here at […]

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    Healing Shamans Provide Holistic Therapy at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

    Lyndsey Call and her baby Shakti have battled through the worst of the little girl’s brain cancer. At the end of major surgery and five rounds of chemo-therapy, Shakti has entered her road to recovery. “We did five rounds of chemo to remove the rest of the cancer in her brain stem and her spine,” Call said. “But she’s doing good, she’s going to make it.” Now Call has enlisted the help of UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s medical team of […]

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    Angie’s List: Hiring a Home Inspector

    When buying a home it’s crucial to get help in the process. Hiring a home inspector with the right credentials can simplify the buying process. The condition of a home’s foundation, roof, attic, basement, heating and air conditioning system, plumbing and electrical and major appliances can all be checked by a professional inspector. During the snowy months it’s best to have an inspector come back after the home’s roof has been through the wet and icy conditions. Older homes can […]

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    National Pet Dental Month with Dr. Jyl

    ORANGEVALE — While many pet owners are concerned about their pet’s bad breath and stained teeth, the underlying issue could be much more serious. Gum disease from plaque and tartar buildup can cause bacteria to “enter the blood stream through the large blood vessels located near the gums and teeth,” Dr. Jyl says. This can increase the risk of infection, especially for the organs with the highest blood flow, such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver and brain. Professional dental […]

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    All-New Series ‘APB’ Airs Tonight

    “APB,” an all new series, airs Monday night on FOX40. Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk plays tech genius and billionaire Gideon Reeves. Fueled by the tragedy of his best friend’s murder, Reeves must take charge of Chicago’s 13th District with the help of Detective Theresa Murphy, played by Natalie Martinez. Utilizing the innovative technology behind the APB app, Reeves leads the “troubled” police force using an entirely new way of fighting crime. “APB” premieres at 9 p.m. […]

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    In Your Neighborhood: Midtown

    From the close proximity to incredible restaurants, farmers markets and locally owned boutiques, to our bike-friendly atmosphere, art-focused community, tree-lined streets and family-friendly events and festivals, all is possible. — This is how the community describes the city of Midtown and this week for In Your Neighborhood Mae and Simone are exploring the streets of Midtown Sacramento. Simone is hanging out in The Trade Coffee & Coworking where you can grab a cup of caffeine and network with some of the […]

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    Corey Hawkins Talks Role in ’24: Legacy’

    “24” is back! Corey Hawkins, star of “24: Legacy,” spoke with FOX40 Monday morning about his role as U.S. Army Sergeant Eric Carter. Carter discovers that his and the identities of his fellow Army Rangers involved in a mission to kill a terror leader have been compromised. Now, he must get help to unravel a devastating terror plot. You may recognize Hawkins’ work as Dr. Dre in the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” or his role as Heath in AMC’s […]

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    Sacramento Ranked 10th ‘Hottest Housing Market’ for 2017

    Zillow announced its top 10 hottest housing markets for 2017 and Sacramento has has come in as number 10. Sacramento was ranked based on its affordability as one of the larger metropolitan cities in California. Home prices are still 58 percent less expensive than the median Bay Area listing. The site has determined that homes values will appreciate almost 5 percent over the next year. Nashville, Tennessee, Seattle, Washington and Provo, Utah ranked, in order, as the top three housing […]