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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!

Recent Articles
  • Get a ‘Taste of East Sac’

    For the 9th year East Sacramento is celebrating with the “Taste of East Sacramento” which has grown to feature dozens of neighborhood restaurants, cafes, breweries, and specialty grocers who come together to offer attendees many tasting options with wine, coffee and beer samplings.  While the event’s popularity is certainly due in part to the wide variety of edible experiences available, it’s also a chance for local food and beverage-related business owners to step out from behind the scenes and interact […]

  • Kids Matter: Sacramento Parent Education Fair

    Sacramento Parent and Hands4Hope are hosting an education and enrichment fair for elementary-aged children on Friday at the Palladio in Folsom from 4 to 8 p.m. Kids will be able to work on craft projects, see gymnastics and karate demonstrations and more! Parents will be able to chat with experts in the area that bring local families stellar education and enrichment programs throughout the school year. You can get more information here.

  • Pacific Flyway Wildlife Art Festival Coming to Sacramento

    The Pacific Flyway Wildlife Art Festival and National Competition hits Sacramento July 22 and 23, and it features national wildlife artists from all over the U.S., many of whom reside right here in Sacramento. Pacific Flyway Decoy Association 47th Annual Wildlife Art Festival and Competition July 22 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento Tickets: $5 for the weekend; children under 12 years are FREE More information: www.pacificflyway.org

  • Keeping Your Pet Safe During the Summer

    Dr. Jyl shares some tips and tricks for keeping your furry friend safe during the triple-digit temperatures that we’ve been seeing recently. A few helpful reminders: Get a cooling mat for your pet to rest on Freeze fruit in ice for a cool snack or to cool down your pet’s water Don’t forget pets need sunscreen, too! Hot pavement can injure your pet’s paws

  • Kru Owners Discuss New Hours

    Kru has new hours! Co-owners Billy Ngo and Kimio Bazett and bartender Kick Amano-Dolan stop by the FOX40 studio to make some delicious sushi and drinks, and discuss the shift away from lunch.

  • West Sacramento Mayor Attends US Conference of Mayors

    West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon traveled to Miami for the 85th annual United States Conference of Mayors. The event is the one time of year where all the mayors of America gather to discuss topics ranging from climate change to immigration. Mayor Cabaldon will bring home a $25,000 check; West Sacramento won top honors in education and work force initiatives.   Kyle Dowd contributed to this report.

  • The Science Behind Sunscreen and How to Choose the Right One

    SACRAMENTO — Spending a full day in the blazing summer sun is an occupational hazard of being a lifeguard. But Sarah Colson, lifeguard manager at McClatchy Pool in Oak Park, says there’s one thing that makes it bearable — sunscreen. “It’s part of our uniform, actually,” Colson said. “So when our lifeguards come in every day, they have to put on their yellow shirts, their lifeguard shorts, their pocket masks, and apply sunscreen.” Colson’s lifeguard team uses sunscreen provided by […]

  • Health Matters: Low Sodium Recommendations for a Healthy Diet

    While it is important to regulate and reduce salt intake, many people are misinformed about what foods to avoid and how much sodium is necessary for a healthy diet. Karina Knight, a registered dietitian, says that some people following a strict low sodium diet have been found to be at a higher risk of heart disease. Foods naturally low in sodium are recommended for a healthier diet, while processed foods like breads, cheeses and meats should be avoided. People who […]

  • Republic FC Gears Up for Big Game Against Real Salt Lake

    Republic FC will be facing off against Real Salt Lake at Papa Murphy’s Park Wednesday for the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup. Coach Paul Buckle explains that this will be the first time Republic FC has hosted a MLS team at the stadium. Kickoff starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.