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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
  • Caltrans Worker Hit by Van, Falling Light Pole on I-80 in West Sacramento

    WEST SACRAMENTO — A Caltrans worker was hit by an out-of-control van while working on Interstate 80 Friday morning before a falling light pole struck him. Gary Morin’s fiancee, Madeleine, identified him as the worker who was sent to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries following the incident. That morning around 9, Morin had parked his truck nearby as he worked along the right shoulder of the eastbound I-80 transition ramp near Enterprise Boulevard. A van changing lanes clipped […]

  • Proposal Has Dispensary Moving into Popular Midtown Bakery’s Space

    SACRAMENTO — The Bread Store, a midtown staple for nearly three decades, could soon close its J Street location to make room for a marijuana dispensary. Safe Accessible Solutions Cannabis Dispensary has applied to move into the location at 17th and J, next to BevMo. But first, the city has to hold a hearing to review the permit since the proposed location is 300 feet from a residential area and 600 feet from a church and drug rehab center. BevMo […]

  • Man Attacked by East Area Rapist Speaks Out

    SACRAMENTO — For more than four decades, Victor Hayes has silently fought through his pain and trauma. “It’s not something that as a proud young man that you really want to go around and openly talk about,” Hayes said. “It’s pretty much the nightmare that never ends that keeps on giving.” Now, at the age of 63, the first man victimized by the East Area Rapist is opening up about his darkest moments. “It’s a little bit of therapy for me, […]

  • Folsom Middle School Bully Accused of Injuring Classmate to Transfer to Different School

    Update: The family’s attorneys and the school district say the accused bully will transfer to a different school. Titus will be returning to school. FOLSOM — A Folsom mother is demanding action after she says a bully pushed her seventh-grader, causing his head to slam into a metal pole during a school field trip. The Folsom Cordova Unified School District says multiple investigations are underway but Kindra Miller says that’s not enough. She was keeping her son home from school. “It’s […]

  • She Volunteers 12 Hours a Day to Bring Comfort to Camp Fire Evacuees

    GRIDLEY — Inside the gates at the Butte County Fairgrounds, dozens of Camp Fire evacuees have made this grassy field their temporary home — and one woman has made it her mission to bring them comfort. “A tried and true guardian for all these people out here,” security guard Sean Steele said. “She’s relentless.” Since the fire started, Crystal Robinson has dedicated herself to helping those displaced by California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire. “You see the stories on the news, […]

  • Camp Fire Evacuees Begin Long Process of Starting Over

    GRIDLEY — Some Camp Fire evacuees were just beginning the recovery process Tuesday after losing everything in the deadly wildfire. Terrie Payne and Gary Brand have spent weeks sleeping outside and in shelters after the fire destroyed their home in Paradise. They left everything behind, including their chihuahua Harley. “I said, ‘Harley, I love you.’ It’s all I could do,” Brand said. They don’t know when they’ll have a home again. “You see this happen to other people and you […]

  • High-Risk Surgery Restores Sacramento Man’s Eyesight

    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento man has been cherishing the little things after a miracle surgery restored his eyesight. Dazelle Mallory was born with very poor vision but about a decade ago he started to lose his eyesight completely. He was had to learn braille and use a cane. “I had to get on social security because it was just so bad,” Mallory said. Doctors diagnosed him with extreme cataracts and myopia, or short-sightedness. Only 2 to 4 percent of people […]

  • Rocklin Couple Sets Up Way for People to ‘Adopt’ Camp Fire Survivors

    ROCKLIN — The Camp Fire has forced thousands of families in Paradise to start over. So a couple from Rocklin created a unique and effective way to make an impact and inspire others to do the same. They decided to “adopt a family” to help them get by after their home burned in the Camp Fire — and the idea has taken off. “There are no neighbors, everyone’s lost their home. So it’s up to people like us to help […]

  • Teachers in Butte County Continue Helping Students Despite Losing Homes to Camp Fire

    CHICO — Butte County schools are closed because of the Camp Fire and the Superintendent of Schools announced Friday that all schools will remain closed through the end of the month. There are 32,000 students in Butte County who are not in class right now. Many of them don’t have a school and a lot of them lost their homes. Now, some teachers from Paradise are taking it upon themselves to help elementary school students feel a sense of normalcy. […]