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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
  • In Latest Storm, Snow Turns to Rain in the Sierra

    SODA SPRINGS — As another storm hit Soda Springs on Wednesday, neighbors were trying to be proactive. “I’m from Wisconsin and I’ve never seen snow like this before,” neighbor Josh DenBoer said. DenBoer spent much of the day shoveling snow off the front porch of his apartment. It had been sliding off his roof all day. That kind of “avalanche” is something the National Weather Service is warning snowy communities about. When there is heavy rain on top of snow, […]

  • Drowning Accident Rescue Team on ‘High Alert’ Ahead of Storm

    SACRAMENTO — Water was rushing out of Nimbus Dam into the lower American River at a rate of 15,000 cubic feet per second Tuesday, more than quadruple what it was a week ago. The Bureau of Reclamation has been increasing the flow incrementally to make room for runoff into the Folsom Lake. On Wednesday, it will increase even more. People, like David Wilding, who use the American River Parkway for recreation were noticing the dramatic rise. “The water flow has […]

  • With More Snow in the Forecast Some Sierra Residents are Getting Overwhelmed

    SODA SPRINGS — Around 10 to 20 feet of snow has piled up in the Donner Summit area. In the Serene Lakes neighborhood of Soda Springs, two-lane roads were down to one lane Monday. The snow was all the way up to the utility lines. Some homes in the area were barely visible. People who live in Serene Lakes told FOX40 they knew what they signed up for when they moved to the area but what they have experienced so […]

  • How One Tahoe-Area School District is Reinventing Snow Days

    WASHOE COUNTY, Nevada – For a kid growing up in a place that snows, there’s no day like a snow day. It’s too stormy outside, the roads are too dangerous, and you get to stay home. But in one Lake Tahoe-area school district, the traditional snow day is a thing of the past. “I was kind of confused at first. I didn’t really know what to think,” 8th grader Kaden Winter said. It’s now called a digital day. “It’s like […]

  • After the Snow, Some Are Now Dealing with Power Outages

    PLACERVILLE — As the snow started to melt in lower El Dorado County, neighbors like Pamela Romero were dealing with the aftermath. “This was quite the storm for us. We’re not used to this much snow at one time,” Pamela Romero, who lives in Placerville, told FOX40. “On my way home at 2 a.m. in the morning, the roads were all closed. So I parked my car the safe route and walked half a mile to my house.” She hiked […]

  • Thinking About Heading to the Snow? Officials Urge Caution

    TRUCKEE — With 6 feet of fresh snow on many Sierra slopes, first responders in the mountains were warning people about potential hazards Tuesday. Avalanche danger in the area was considerable, according to the Sierra Avalanche Center. Skiers and snowboarders were urged to stay on groomed slopes and go with a buddy. Those who fall alone in deep powder may have a hard time getting themselves out. In a Tuesday evening conversation with FOX40, Sgt. David Hunt of the Placer […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Storm Brings More Snow to Sierra, Lower Elevations

    POLLOCK PINES — The Sierra continued to get a significant amount of snow Monday, with meteorologists predicting some snowfall in the lower elevations. The National Weather Service tweeted Monday that light snow could fall between 1,500 feet and 750 feet. ❄️❄️Snow Report Update!❄️❄️ Check out the latest snow reports as of 10AM this morning. Additional snow accumulation is forecast thru tomorrow with significant snow expected down to 1500 feet. Elevations between 1500 feet to 750 feet may see light snow […]

  • CHP Warns People About Fake Jewelry Scam

    STOCKTON — The California Highway Patrol is warning people about a scam that usually starts when a good Samaritan is flagged down by what appears to be a well-dressed family in a broken-down luxury car. They tell an elaborate story about why they need money for gas — but they don’t just ask for a handout. The scam artists offer the jewelry around their necks for that gas money. “Most of the time it’s always that sob story,” said David […]

  • Sierra Residents Digging Out from Several Feet of Snow

    SODA SPRINGS — About 7 feet of new snow fell in portions of the high Sierra over the past seven days. An extended break in the weather gave people who live in the high Sierra a chance to catch up with all the necessary shoveling and plowing around their properties. Soda Springs resident Charlie Houtz was one of many residents busy operating snowblowers in their driveways. “You know when we get a foot of snow or 18 inches of snow […]

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