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.
YUBA COUNTY — When K-9s go to work in 100-degree heat, they need time to cool down after chasing a criminal. “A half-hour or so is what they need to actually get their body temperature back down in order to come back out and work,” said Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Tarwater. They have water in the back of the K-9 patrol cars, but equally important is the air conditioning. “We can actually take the keys out of the ignition […]
TRUCKEE — Lake Tahoe’s thriving bear population is very active and many of them are getting hit by cars. Bears have been out looking for food following their winter slumber. It is also mating season and the time when juvenile bears are venturing off on their own for the first time. All of this activity can put them in the path of moving cars and these collisions are not uncommon. “Some years it just spikes up to the point where […]
AUBURN — Living in California’s beautiful, golden foothills comes with a risk the residents of Auburn are well aware of. “Fire danger is certainly something that’s very real. So, you got to think about it,” said Auburn resident Calvin Armstrong. The city of 14,000 people is surrounded by dry grass and hillsides. Yet, the Auburn City Fire Department has only one fire station staffed full-time. “We’re well staffed with equipment. We just need people,” said Auburn City Fire Chief Dave […]
STOCKTON — A.J. Puk and Jesus Luzardo are considered two of the top pitching prospects in Major League Baseball and they both made their professional comebacks at the Tuesday night Stockton Ports game. Puk is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Luzardo was sidelined for several weeks with shoulder soreness. Both are expected to be called up to the Oakland A’s at some point this season. Fans in attendance at Tuesday night’s game at the A’s Single-A affiliate in Stockton […]
YOLO COUNTY — Two days after the Sand Fire broke out near the town of Rumsey, firefighting helicopters were still extinguishing flames until almost sundown. The wildfire has burned paths across 2,220 acres from Colusa County south into Yolo County, threatening communities like Rumsey, Guinda and Esparto. Despite hot, dry, windy conditions, the fire did not spread from Sunday night into Monday morning. By Monday night, it was 50% contained. Cal Fire has really focused on an area south of […]
ELK GROVE — Elk Grove police say there was a shooting late Friday night outside an Airbnb rental home where a large party was happening. In a home surveillance video, a young man appears to fire a handgun nine times. At the time, two shooters were firing toward each other. The video shows people frantically running away from the scene. One party-goer was shot in the leg. He was hospitalized and is expected to be OK. “Both shooters were obviously […]
SACRAMENTO — Lance Cpl. Christopher Honeywood stepped onto the Golden 1 Center stage Wednesday as his sister was called up to receive her diploma. Kali Honeywood had no idea her big brother was coming home. “Oh my gosh, my heart is pounding. I didn’t see this coming at all. So I’m just really happy,” the Cosumnes Oaks High School graduate told FOX40 after the big surprise. Christopher is stationed out of Camp Pendleton and has been on deployment in Darwin, […]
SACRAMENTO — A 33-year-old Berkeley woman went from sea level to the summit of Mount Everest and back in a span of two weeks, the shortest amount of time that has ever been done. Roxanne Vogel just returned home Friday night and is still processing everything she experienced. As a nutritionist and research performance manager at GU Energy Labs, Vogel knew how to prepare her body for Everest’s 29,000-foot summit. Her three years of training and preparation included working and […]
SACRAMENTO — Families were enjoying Tiscornia Park in Sacramento on Memorial Day but water rescue teams know how quickly the serenity on the river can turn to tragedy. “This is not a pool, this is not a lake, this is a flowing river and it will act like that,” said Cole Glenwright, who is a volunteer with the Drowning Accident Rescue Team. On Monday, DART kicked off their summer Proactive Patrol program with Sacramento County Regional Parks. They will be […]