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Growing up, I always had a pen and paper in hand; taking notes, writing journals and begging my parents to tell me stories. But in college, instead of following those interests, I decided to attend UC Berkeley as a Molecular Cell Biology major. The summer before my first semester, I interned at NBC in my hometown, San Diego. From then on, I was hooked on the fast paced, exciting world of TV news. I ditched science and never looked back!

My career has taken me from California to Las Vegas to New York and now back to California. I worked my way up from production assistant and writer at KUSI in San Diego, to producer at KTNV in Las Vegas and then to Reporter in NYC.

I spent the past two years carrying a big camera and tripod through the streets of Brooklyn and The Bronx. I was a “One Man Band” reporter and fill-in Anchor for News 12. While in NYC, I covered Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the mayor’s race, dozens of snow storms and lots of crime.

I’m known around the newsroom for: being a klutz!

What keeps me going: iced coffee , peanut M&Ms and sunshine.

I give back to my community by: Shopping and eating local as much as possible. I love that our area is a great place to do that! Also I believe little random acts of kindness go a long way. Making someone else’s day makes me happy.

Why FOX40? FOX40 brought me back home to California. It’s a place for me to take on new challenges while working with nice, talented people.

My greatest TV moment: After Hurricane Sandy, I did a report on a religious center in Queens that was badly damaged and in desperate need of aid. After the story aired, I found out that my report prompted FEMA to call the religious center and give it the assistance it needed.

TV moment I’d like to forget: Fainting in the studio during a live CNN broadcast. It happened during a short internship during college. (I had slept only a few hours before my 3am call time.) Security came to get me and I was mortified! I guess I made a lasting impression but not the kind I was hoping for!

If I had free time, I would: Do more yoga, hiking and biking. Also I’d like to spend a day doing absolutely NOTHING but that may never happen – I always have a to-do list!

Recent Articles
  • Elk Grove Man Wins Battle Against Insurance Company for Affordable Medication, Plans to Fight for Others

    ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove man who’s been fighting to get the medication he relies on to stay alive is now feeling joy and relief. FOX40 first brought you Mark Dendy’s story on Monday after his insurer told him they’d no longer cover the drugs he needs to treat a rare disease. Without insurance this medication would have cost Mark Dendy more than $20,000 a month. When he reached out to FOX40, he had filed an appeal with his […]

  • Neighbors of Suspect, Victims Share Feelings of Relief after NorCal Rapist Arrest

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — The NorCal rapist has been linked to attacks dating back to 1991. The most recent was in Sacramento in 2006. It was in a quiet residential North Natomas neighborhood that two young women – roommates – were tied up and raped inside their home. The suspect – believed to be the NorCal rapist – was caught on one neighbor’s surveillance cameras. They say their surveillance video – which they turned into police – helped generate a sketch […]

  • Demonstrators Block L Street, Protest ‘Rape on the Night Shift’

    SACRAMENTO — Protesters rallied in Downtown Sacramento on Friday, demanding Gov. Jerry Brown sign legislation they believe will protect female janitors from being sexually assaulted on the job. The demonstration briefly shut down L Street outside State Capitol building early Friday afternoon. Many were prepared to be arrested, and at least nine were taken into custody. “I’m a survivor,” demonstrator Marilyn Ruvio said. Ruvio took part in a five-day march from San Francisco to bring attention to the issue. She […]

  • Activists Question the Way Officers Involved in Darell Richards Shooting Responded to Incident

    SACRAMENTO — A 19-year-old — masked and armed with a pellet gun – was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers. Photos show a different side of Darell Richards: a smiling 19-year-old. He is described by those who knew him as a loving person. In 911 calls released by the Sacramento Police Department – you can hear fear and concern from people in the area who saw Richards, masked and armed with a pellet gun. “He’s walking around carrying a […]

  • Mother Fights Cancer While Searching for Answers to Her Son’s Murder

    WOODLAND – Friday, four suspects charged with the murders of two Yolo County teenagers appeared in court. David and Jonathan Frost, Chandale Shannon and Jesus Campus were all charged with murder and kidnapping; after Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore disappeared in the fall of 2016. Enrique’s mother has quietly been fighting for answers — for months. For almost two years, Lola Rios Gutierrez spent all her energy fighting for answers about what happened to her son Enrique and his friend […]

  • Prosecutors Decide Suspected East Area Rapist Will Be Tried in Sacramento

    SANTA ANA — A former police officer accused of being the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer will be tried in Sacramento County on more than a dozen murders committed up and down the state that terrorized residents during the 1970s and ’80s. The State of California v. Joseph James DeAngelo will now play out in a courtroom in the Golden State’s capital. District attorneys from the six counties where the crimes allegedly happened announced an amended complaint was filed Tuesday […]

  • After 32 Years, a Father and Daughter Meet for the First Time

    SACRAMENTO — This meeting was three decades in the making. “I’m exhilarated,” James Long said. “I’m flying high.” Long met his 32-year-old daughter for the first time Friday after she landed at Sacramento International Airport. He had no idea she even existed until just a few months ago. “Thirty-two years passed and my brother calls and says, ‘Hey, your daughter wants you to call her. She’s been looking for you for years and years,'” Long told FOX40. Long’s daughter, Samantha […]

  • UPDATE: One Dead in ‘Suspicious’ Placer County Gated Community House Fire

    Update, August 8, 2018: The Placer County Sheriff’s Department identified the person killed as 48-year-old Kevin Jon Hourigan. PLACER COUNTY — Roseville Fire says one person has died in a house fire in the Morgan Creek Gated Community of Placer County. Neighbors on the quiet, tree-lined street were shaken after the deadly explosion. “We heard a loud noise,” said neighbor Yatish Goel. “It was a big thud kind of thing. So first I thought it was construction going on but then I […]

  • Joseph DeAngelo’s Longtime Coworker Says He was an ‘Average Joe’

    SACRAMENTO — Before he was accused of being the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo was seen as an “average Joe.” Bill Helms recently bought a collection of second-hand tools from an old coworker and friend. Each wrench was meticulously hand-engraved in cursive with the name of the man who once owned them — Joe DeAngelo. “This is a framing square and it’s got his signature on it too,” Helms said. Helms worked next to DeAngelo for 11 years as a […]