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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
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  • Retired Officer Stops Package Thieves, Supports New Bill That Proposes Harsher Punishments for Porch Pirates

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  • Sacramento Man Gets Visit from FBI Agents after Impassioned Speech at City Council Meeting

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  • Helicopter Video Shows Dramatic Arrest after 35-Mile Chase from Sacramento to Vacaville

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  • Two Dead, One Seriously Injured in South Sacramento Stabbing near Florin Road; Suspect Outstanding

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  • Bridal Party from Sacramento Stranded after Being Denied Flight to Mexico

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  • ‘Hollywood Medium’ Tyler Henry Performs at Cache Creek

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  • ‘Jane Doe’ from 1991 Vacaville Case Identified

    VACAVILLE — A woman found dead in a Vacaville field nearly 30 years ago has finally been identified, police said Monday. Photographs from 1991 show investigators huddled in a field of wildflowers in Vacaville. A 38-year-old woman was found dead on Nut Tree Road as crews were building the Premium Outlets. Detectives at the time deemed the woman’s death suspicious. She had been dead for two to three weeks but there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play, […]

  • California Attorney General Becerra Announces No Charges in Stephon Clark Investigation

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