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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
  • San Joaquin International Film Festival Highlights Local Stories

    The ninth annual San Joaquin International Film Festival will celebrate local stories for one day in December. The festival offers a great opportunity for the public to catch independent films on the big screen, says the festival’s founder and director Sophoan Sorn. Buy tickets to see the films playing on Dec. 16, including “Dolores,” “Listen” and “The Paris Opera,” by visiting the festival site.  

  • FOX40 Partners with The Salvation Army to Recruit New Bell Ringers

    FOX40 has partnered with The Salvation Army to recruit new bell ringers for the upcoming holiday season! Volunteer to bring in donations and help thousands of families in and around the Sacramento area. You must be 18 or older to be a bell ringer. Shifts last between two to eight hours. Visit volunteer.salvationarmy.org to sign up!

  • Pink Week: Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise and Stretches

    The side effects of cancer treatment can change your daily routine and how you feel and look. A positive attitude and a strong, fighting spirit can go a long way, but there are specific ways to cope with the side effects, too and even some exercises and stretching that can help with your recovery. Kaiser Permanente Physical therapist Virginia Pier and breast cancer survivor Carol Lundquist join FOX40 during Pink Week to talk about exercises to help patients deal with […]

  • This Weekend: 7th Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival

    This weekend at Cal Expo is the 7th annual Sacramento Aloha Festival. The event itself is free but parking is $10. The Aloha Festival features educational exhibits, workshops and, of course, food. Click here for more information.

  • The Rink Studios Holds Close to Its History

    SACRAMENTO — With The Rink Studios in North Sacramento closer to completion, FOX40 took a walk down memory lane. During the 1950s, the building was known as The Senator Roller Drome and belonged to Thomas and Dorothy Lane. The pair were champion roller skaters and instructors who passed their athletic gifts down to their four children. “In terms of skating itself, in those years my parents produced hundreds of champions,” said Pamela Lane Milton, the Lane’s second oldest daughter, and […]

  • Joey Garcia Explains the Things We Sacrifice to Make a Relationship Work

    Relationship expert Joey Garcia explains what couples should sacrifice in order to keep their relationship strong. Things to take off your checklist for what qualifies as the “perfect” partner would be ego-related matters, such as status, wealth, appearance and achievements, Garcia says. It’s important to learn healthy communication, even when you don’t share the same outlooks as your partner on those certain aspects regarding their character.

  • In Your Neighborhood: Antelope

    Martina and Simone are hanging out at two local high schools as well as two local eateries in the Antelope neighborhood.  Martina visited Antelope High School to check out their student government, dance/cheer teams and their band as they host a pep rally for their first football game.

  • 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.