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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
  • Flu Season Arrives in Northern California

    SACRAMENTO — Influenza cases are on the rise in Northern California, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Doctors are urging people to get vaccinated. Even those who are young and otherwise healthy are vulnerable to the flu virus. “We do see a lot of young people that die from influenza, probably because they’ve never had an influenza vaccination and never lived through an epidemic. So they have no pre-existing immunity,” explained Dr. Brett Laurence, a Sutter infectious disease physician. […]

  • Hundreds of Pets Rescued from Camp Fire Still in Shelters

    BUTTE COUNTY — The four shelters that have been set up in Butte County for Camp Fire pets will have to be phased out, so there’s a need for foster families. But volunteers also want to see happy reunions between pets and their owners. “You know, it’s sad because you never think in a million years that it would ever happen to you,” said Annelise Huppert. Huppert lost her home in the Camp Fire but was able to escape with […]

  • Cars Belonging to Camp Fire Evacuees Stolen, Burglarized

    NATOMAS — Some people who lost their homes in the Camp Fire are now victims of car theft. According to Sacramento police, two cars were stolen and two others burglarized in the parking lot of Staybridge Suites in Natomas. The crimes happened between Nov. 20 and 29. Police confirmed the stolen cars belonged to Camp Fire evacuees who were staying at that hotel, as did at least one of the cars that were broken into. One of the victims told […]

  • Drivers Should Prepare for Snowy Roads in the Sierra

    KINGVALE — The Wednesday drive was easy but conditions over the high Sierra are about to become blinding with heavy snowfall in the forecast. Heavy snowfall is expected to hit the high Sierra starting late Wednesday through Thursday night. The National Weather Service says people should try to avoid driving over the Sierra passes after midnight. A clean windshield can be a lifesaver. The last thing a driver would want is for their washer fluid to freeze — but it […]

  • Travelers Warned About Wintry Weather Over the Sierra

    TRUCKEE — Chain requirements were in effect for a brief period over the summits of Highway 50 and Interstate 80 Monday afternoon. Those requirements were lifted in the evening as a relatively weak storm fell apart. A colder, wetter storm will impact the Sierra Wednesday night and Thursday. As much as 3 feet of snow may fall over the Sierra summits, according to the National Weather Service. Snow may fall as low as the 4,000-foot elevation at times. The California […]

  • Cars in Colfax Tagged with Obscene Graffiti

    COLFAX — Residents woke up Sunday morning in a neighborhood just south of downtown Colfax to green spray paint on their cars in shapes resembling swastikas and male genitalia. “We’ve lived here for 27 years and for many, many, many of those years I would not even lock the front door,” said one of the victims of the vandalism. “And now I can’t even park my car in my driveway overnight without somebody vandalizing it.” Reinhard Auf Dem Venne said the […]

  • Winter-Like Conditions in the Sierra Delay Travelers

    KINGVALE — Wheels were spinning on the roadways as travelers tried to make it over Donner Summit on the night before Thanksgiving. The drive was easy just before sunset and traffic was moving at freeway speeds with no obstacles. Just after dark, the weather turned winter-like in what seemed like an instant and some travelers were already on the mountain without chains or four-wheel drive. But even travelers with chains were having trouble. On the steep eastbound incline between Soda […]

  • Travelers Urged to Prepare for Upcoming Storms

    SACRAMENTO — Travelers will encounter slick roads over the Thanksgiving holiday as back-to-back winter-like storms arrive in Northern California. The National Weather Service is predicting more than an inch of rain in the Valley, between 2 and 5 inches throughout much of the foothills and up to a foot of snow at the 7,000-foot elevation in the Sierra between Wednesday and Friday. The first storm arrives Wednesday. Then there will be a break between storms during the day on Thanksgiving. […]

  • Sheriff: Camp Fire’s Death Toll Rises to 48

    PARADISE (AP) — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family’s living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as “Zeus,” was described as a loving father and loyal friend. They were among the first victims identified in the aftermath of the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history, an inferno blamed […]