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Sacramento is my home. Sure, I grew up in the Bay Area. But after graduating from Sac State with a degree in communications, I knew that I would be happy living and working in this city. That’s why, after a few years reporting in Eureka and Reno after college, I jumped at the chance to come home to the Sacramento region where many of my friends and relatives live. I’ve been a reporter in the Capital City since 2001, and at FOX40 since 2008. I enjoy meeting the great people of this region and visiting so many cities and communities on assignment.

On weekends you can catch me forecasting the weather on FOX40. My love of the outdoors and the science of weather (even those blustery Blue Canyon snowstorms) led to this position.

On my days off, I enjoy keeping up with my extended family and spending time in the company of good friends. I also get along quite well with my DVR and flat screen TV. When the weather is nice, you might see me running or trying to play golf. Trying. During the winter, I gladly trade in the golf clubs for my snowboard.

Recent Articles
  • UC Davis Medical Center Kitchen Going Farm-to-Fork

    SACRAMENTO — UC Davis Medical Center began serving farm-to-fork meals to patients this week. “Having the fresh ingredients, having things in-season, you get the peak flavors out of them. There’s no preservative and you get clean labels,” said sous-chef Jet Aguirre. “We know what’s in it. We actually can pronounce what’s in it.” “We are a hospital in Sacramento, which is the farm-to-fork capital,” added Sky Baucom-Pro, patient services manager and a registered dietitian at UC Davis Health. “And so […]

  • Longtime Chargers Owner, Stockton Native, Alex Spanos Has Died

    Alexander Gus Spanos, a longtime owner of the Chargers NFL team and a Stockton native, has died at the age of 95. Spanos was born in Stockton in 1923 and his parents immigrated to the U.S. from Greece. He became a billionaire on his own. He went from working in his father’s bakery to selling sandwiches to farm workers, to buying property and building apartments. Eventually, he became a highly successful real estate developer, philanthropist and a longtime owner of […]

  • Vigil Marks One Year Since Devastating Wildfires Tore Through Wine Country

    SANTA ROSA — Hundreds came out for a Monday night vigil in downtown Santa Rosa. It was one year ago that many of the people in attendance lost their homes and ran for their lives. “We went in the right direction. So we went left instead of right and it got us out of the fire within five minutes,” said Liz Mintonye. Liz and Ward Mintonye lost their home in the Coffey Park neighborhood. Over and over again as FOX40 […]

  • Donors Help Emotional Support Dog Get Life-Saving Surgery

    Update:┬áBy Thursday, the family said they had received enough donations to help Bella. SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento family’s emotional support dog needs potentially life-saving surgery. Two-year-old Saint Bernard, Bellaluna, is suffering from a rapidly growing mass in one of her feet. “She’s not just a dog, she’s part of the family,” explained Bellaluna’s owner, Cheryl Bonner. Bonner’s husband, Matt, once a high school and college football standout, has been having a hard time ever since he got into a motorcycle […]

  • Restaurant Fundraiser for Deputy Stasyuk’s Family Attracts Large Crowds

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Brookfields Restaurant in Rancho Cordova was packed with customers Tuesday night in response to a fundraiser for the family of fallen Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk. Ten percent of all sales between the hours of 4 and 10 p.m. were donated to the family. “When I had surgery he helped me with my scooter up the ramp,” said customer Sue Olivas, one of many people in attendance who had had positive encounters with Deputy Stasyuk. “He […]

  • Investigators Seek to Identify Man Seen Near Massive Modesto Building Fire

    MODESTO — Stanislaus Fire investigators and Modesto police are sharing a video, hoping to identify a person seen in the area of 8th and I streets in Modesto on Sept. 14. The images were captured shortly before a massive four-alarm fire ravaged two commercial buildings. Several businesses were gutted by the flames including AJ Batteries, Albert’s Tire and Wheels and Crescent Work and Outdoor. While investigators want to speak to the man seen in the video, they are not calling […]

  • Red Flag Fire Danger Conditions Return to Northern California

    SACRAMENTO — The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire danger warning for a large portion of Northern California, from Shasta County, south to Sacramento County and west to the Bay Area. The warning is in effect between Wednesday night and Thursday evening. According to a National Weather Service bulletin, “A combination of gusty wind, low humidity, and very dry fuels will result in critical fire weather.” California’s five most destructive fires in terms of structures lost, including […]

  • Video: Army Captain Surprises Daughters at School after Yearlong Deployment

    GALT — After serving in Iraq as a Chinook helicopter pilot for nearly a year, U.S. Army Capt. Cynthia Jones came home to California Tuesday and surprised her daughters at Galt Adventist School. Kindergartner Mary was the first to run into her mother’s arms for a long embrace when school got out, followed by third-grader Naomi. The girls knew their mom was coming home within a week but were completely surprised and elated to see her Tuesday. “I was so […]

  • Memorial BMX ‘Ghost Bike’ Honoring Jamari Moore Stolen

    SACRAMENTO — A “ghost bike” was taken from a pole on El Centro Road in Sacramento where it had been fastened to memorialize 15-year-old Jamari Moore. Moore was hit and killed by a car in August of 2017. The bike had been specially selected and put in place by Moore’s family members several months ago. “He liked to ride the BMX-style bikes,” explained Jennifer Green, Moore’s grandmother. “So we went and searched and searched, found the right bike. We painted […]