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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
  • Volunteer Lookouts Play Key Role in Fighting Fires

    DOBBINS — With fire danger high in California and lightning in the Sierra forecast this weekend, Cal Fire’s volunteer lookouts play an increasingly important role in firefighting. FOX40 visited the Oregon Peak lookout tower Wednesday afternoon near Dobbins in Yuba County, one of several such towers in the Sierra foothills where Volunteers in Prevention are constantly watching for any sign of smoke. “We are the first line of defense when it comes to spotting fires,” explained Mary Battista, volunteer coordinator […]

  • Roseville Man’s Homemade Beer Wins Top National Award

    ROSEVILLE — A Roseville man took home the highest award in a national competition, honoring the most outstanding homemade beer. In addition to winning two gold medals for his lagers, Greg Young won the Samuel Adams Ninkasi Award, given to the homebrewer whose beer scored the most points at this summer’s National Homebrew Competition during Homebrew Con 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. “I wasn’t even thinking about that award,” Young told FOX40. “So it was a surprise […]

  • Fire Crews Working Quickly to Contain 82,700-Acre Wildfire

    YOLO COUNTY — With every acre of golden grass that goes up in smoke, the County Fire proves how vulnerable California is to wildfires. The west end of the 82,700-acre fire spent Monday afternoon creeping down to the east shore of Lake Berryessa. Wednesday morning, the fire was 25 percent contained. Several evacuated homes and ranches are situated in between the flames and the lake shore. Firefighters are working to protect the properties with engines on the ground and helicopters […]

  • LIVE BLOG: County Fire Rages in Yolo, Napa Counties

    MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: The following areas are to be evacuated: – West of State Highway 16 to Berryessa Knoxville Road – South of Old County Road 40 – North of County Road 53 – West of State Highway 16 to the Yolo/Lake County line – North of County Road 40 – South of the Yolo County line For questions regarding the evacuations, contact Yolo County 2-1-1. Napa County residents can text their zip code to 888777 for updates. Road Closures: Berryessa […]

  • Longtime Friend Says Justice Kennedy May Visit His Sacramento Roots Following Retirement

    SACRAMENTO — Now that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, he may be spending more time in Sacramento, according to a man who knows him well. “He has lifelong friends here,” said Clark Kelso, a professor at the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. “I don’t think he’ll relocate but he will be a frequent visitor to the West Coast, including to Sacramento.” Kennedy was born in Sacramento and graduated from McClatchy High School. After Harvard Law School, […]

  • Dying Winds Could Mean a Break for Crews Battling 13,000-Acre Pawnee Fire

    LAKE COUNTY — Containment on the Pawnee Fire in Lake County was increased from 5 percent to 17 percent Tuesday evening. The Pawnee Fire has burned 13,000 acres and destroyed 22 structures, including 12 homes, according to Cal Fire. Around 2,700 fire personnel are assigned to the incident. Crews have protected hundreds of structures that were threatened by the fire. Flames continued to burn aggressively during the afternoon in the wildland east of Spring Valley and south of the Indian Valley reservoir. Helicopters […]

  • Occupants of Modesto Home Rescued from Carbon Monoxide Exposure

    MODESTO — Five Modesto residents were treated at a hospital Tuesday morning after they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide inside the Tokay Avenue home where they were sleeping. “Headache and stomachache were the main symptoms,” said Johnny Hutson, one of the five who was hospitalized. “And that’s exactly what I had when I woke up.” The first to become sick was a young woman. The four other occupants of the home were unaware carbon monoxide was the […]

  • Crews Gaining Upper Hand on Mariposa County Wildfire

    COULTERVILLE — A 115-acre wildfire threatened homes and ranches Monday afternoon between the town of Coulterville and Lake McClure in Mariposa County near the burn scar of last year’s Detwiler Fire. Cal Fire named the incident the Wheeler Fire. Firefighters faced several challenges, including wind, steep terrain and limited access on narrow dirt roads. They were able to stop the fire’s forward progress with a combination of ground and air resources. Ponds and reservoirs in the area provided good access […]

  • CHP, Truckee Fire Rescuers Recognized for Daring Rescue

    AUBURN — A pair of California Highway Patrol Air Operations officers and a Truckee firefighter received a prestigious award this month for a skillful helicopter hoist rescue. CHP Pilot Monty Emery and CHP paramedic Mathew Calcutt based out of Auburn and Truckee firefighter Dave Fichter received a Higgins and Langley Memorial Award for Swift Water Rescue. The honor recognizes “preparedness, teamwork, and a job well done, sometimes under extreme conditions, where training is vital to the success of rescue missions, […]