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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
  • Joseph DeAngelo’s Pending Divorce Could Impact East Area Rapist Trial

    CITRUS HEIGHTS — Accused of 13 murders and 50 rapes, suspected East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo has been behind bars in Sacramento for nearly 10 months. As he awaits what’s expected to be the largest trial in California history, he’s facing a different legal issue. “There is now a divorce pending, which means they are no longer legally married and that’s significant,” said attorney Mark Reichel. Court records show DeAngelo’s estranged wife, Sharon Huddle, filed for divorce last […]

  • Department of Water Resources Facing Multiple Lawsuits in Oroville Dam Crisis, Including Racism and Sexism Allegations

    SACRAMENTO — It’s been two years since the crisis at the Oroville Dam forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate. Now, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is facing multiple lawsuits for its role in the spillway emergency. A hearing was held on Friday to consider whether some salacious details in the lawsuit should be included. Things like sexism, racism and theft. The DWR wants those allegations taken out of the lawsuit, calling them “irrelevant” and based on assumption. But lawyers […]

  • Sacramento Neighbors Raise Money for Police K-9s after Suspects Found Hiding in Their Yards

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — A shooting and high-speed police chase were followed by a dramatic manhunt in a residential Sacramento County neighborhood. Around two months ago, Sacramento K-9 Reno sniffed out the suspect in a backyard in Arden Park. “About 3:15 in the morning, my husband woke me up and said, ‘There’s something going on outside,'” said neighbor Evelyn Jensen. It was a frightening wakeup call for Jensen and her neighbor Theresa Lincoln. Two of three suspects believed to be involved […]

  • Missing Man Found Dead Along Snowy Trail near Nevada City

    NEVADA COUNTY — After three days of searching for their missing loved one, family and friends were mourning his loss after he was found dead on a snowy trail just east of Nevada City. They say Joshua Nordyke was a loving man who enjoyed creating music and writing poetry. “He played the bongos really good and the bass guitar,” said longtime friend Ryan Durham.  “He was funny, always real loving, just a great guy all around. Loved his friends.” Durham […]

  • Suspect in Stolen Truck Involved in Deadly Crash on March Lane in Stockton

    STOCKTON — The Stockton Police Department is investigating  a deadly crash on March Lane and Quail Lakes Drive. The incident began around 3 a.m. Friday when California Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop a Chevy Silverado truck for speeding on I-5. The driver then got off the freeway at March Lane and led officers on a pursuit. CHP said the suspect ran a red light and struck three other vehicles at the Quail Lakes Drive intersection. One driver sustained minor […]

  • Downtown Sacramento Businesswoman Offers Storefront to Homeless Woman

    DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento businesswoman has been trying to help the homeless downtown by opening her storefront to one woman living on the streets. Homelessness in Sacramento has been an issue many local businesses are well aware of. “Within the last year, I’ve seen a huge increase in the homeless population of women of all ages,” said Jade Nicole, the vice president of business development for Magnum Opus. The most recent estimate shows a 30 percent increase in homelessness in […]

  • First Wave of Electric Scooters Coming to Sacramento Streets on Friday

    OAK PARK — A new form of transportation is coming to Sacramento streets this week. On Friday, the first wave of 100 electric scooters will be available to rent at Jump Bike racks in Sacramento and West Sacramento. The company that makes them, Jump, is owned by Uber. Riders can find a shared electric scooter through the Uber app. Mayor Darrell Steinberg expressed his excitement, saying: “Shared scooters will give our residents another affordable, green way to get around. I’m […]

  • How Quick Thinking Saved Hundreds of Lives during Camp Fire

    PARADISE — As the Camp Fire approached Paradise, many were stuck in gridlock, unable to escape. But some found cover in an unlikely place thanks to a split second decision by firefighters who helped nearly 200 people take shelter in a vacant strip mall. On the morning of November 8, Cal Fire engineer Calin Moldovan learned about the fire through a text from his captain in Magalia. “I said, ‘How bad?'” Moldovan said. “He said, ‘Bad.'” Moldovan left his Rocklin […]

  • Sac State Students Say SF Gallery Booted Them Over Pro-Life Signs

    SACRAMENTO — Some Sacramento State students feel discriminated against after they say a San Francisco art gallery kicked them out for their beliefs. Cell phone video captures tense moments between the group and an employee of the gallery. “She saw me take out my phone, I was like, ‘I’m recording this,’” student Carmen Perez, who had attended the anti-abortion Walk for Life event earlier in the day, told FOX40. At one point, the video shows the employee giving them the […]

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