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
  • In Clark Case, Activists Turn Attention to AG Becerra

    SACRAMENTO — Upset by District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s decision to not file criminal charges against the officers who killed Stephon Clark, activists are now turning their attention to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “When the nation is watching, what will we do? Attorney General Becerra, you have the opportunity here to make a turn in how we deal with police practices in the state of California,” Rev. Shane Harris, president of the People’s Alliance for Justice, said Monday. Harris […]

  • WATCH: Rev. Kevin Ross Speaks about Healing after DA’s Announcement

    Rev. Kevin Ross with Unity of Sacramento spoke with FOX40’s Ali Wolf about what the community can do to move forward and heal after the district attorney said no carges would be filed against the officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark.

  • UC Davis Professor’s Anti-Police Comments Resurface Following Officer’s Death

    DAVIS — Just over a month after a young Davis police officer was shot and killed on the job, a University of California, Davis professor was under fire for comments he made in the past about killing officers. UC Davis literature professor and author Joshua Clover is facing scrutiny over his comments about police. In an interview published in 2016, when asked what’s wrong with society today, he said, “People think that cops need to be reformed. They need to […]

  • DNA Helps Uncover Suspect Behind 1970s South Lake Tahoe Murder Cases

    PLACERVILLE — Answers are surfacing four decades after two brutal killings in South Lake Tahoe. Carol Andersen was only 16 when she was found dead. The Zephyr Cove high school student was last seen leaving a party. “It was a July Fourth weekend in 1979. Her body was discovered the next morning, early morning hours,” said John Gaines, an investigator with the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office. Brynn Rainey worked at a casino. Investigators say in the summer of […]

  • Bill Would Create New Lanes on I-5, Highway 99 — With No Speed Limits

    SACRAMENTO — For years, the state has been looking for a faster, easier way to travel between Northern and Southern California. Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, has proposed new legislation to do just that. “We thought let’s go ahead and have four lanes in the middle of the right of way, and let’s offer the opportunity to have no speed limit,” Moorlach said. Moorlach’s bill, SB 319, would create two lanes in each direction on Interstate 5 and Highway 99 […]

  • 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 […]

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