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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
  • Great Outdoors Week: Shadow Glen Riding Stables

    In honor of FOX40’s Great Outdoors Week, Simone is out in Fair Oaks at the Shadow Glen Riding Stables with one of the owners Terry Howard. Shadow Glen Riding Stables has been serving the Sacramento area for over 35 years. It’s nicely nestled in a corner of Mississippi Bar on acreage that is leased from the California State Parks Department. As you pull in the drive way you can feel the “Old West” and you know you’re in for a […]

  • Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

    Mass shootings have unfortunately become all too common. Karry Harris and Dan Davis, both of National Violent Intruder Preparedness Solutions, join FOX40 in the studio to talk about what you need to know in the event you find yourself in an active shooter situation.

  • National Tot Day at Tank House

    The folks over at Tank House in downtown Sacramento are celebrating National Tot Day with a variety Dirty Tots.

  • Cooking: Fat City Prepares for Dine Downtown

    Executive Chef Christian Viau introduces two dishes Fat City Bar and Cafe will be preparing for the 13th annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week. Grab tickets to enjoy Fat City’s organic salmon with pineapple salsa and roasted thyme and honey parsnips on a bed of black rice. Then finish off the meal with a banana cream pie. Dine Downtown starts Friday. Tickets cover a three-course prix fixe meal at any participating restaurant. Make reservations at Fat City in Old Sacramento through […]

  • 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 […]