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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
  • Citizens Raise Concerns About Gravel Project near Colfax

    COLFAX — Concerned citizens are speaking out about the changing nature of Greenhorn Creek, which empties into Rollins Reservoir near Colfax. They also want recreational access to the area restored. “Everything’s getting changed year by year, how worse it’s getting,” said high school senior Megan Barber, who grew up enjoying the creek near her grandparents’ home. “It was more open to everybody and everyone could ride their dirt bikes and have a good time. It was a great family environment.” […]

  • Community Members Honored for Helping Sikh Man who was Attacked

    TURLOCK — Dozens of people were honored by the Turlock City Council Tuesday night for helping a local Sikh man who was the victim of an attack that Stanislaus County detectives are investigating as a possible hate crime. Surjit Singh Malhi said he was putting up signs for Congressman Jeff Denham in the community of Keyes on the night of July 31 when he was attacked by two men who hit him, threw dirt in his face, swore at him […]

  • Norovirus Outbreak Found at Mendocino Complex Fire Evacuation Center

    LOWER LAKE — A professional cleaning crew thoroughly disinfected a fire evacuation center in Lower Lake Wednesday following a norovirus outbreak. Norovirus can spread easily among people living in close quarters. It causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms typically last between one and three days, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Several evacuees became sick with the virus Monday and Tuesday at the Red Cross shelter at Lower Lake High School. “If it’s on your hands and you touch […]

  • Respiratory Therapists Warn Public About Poor Air Quality

    MODESTO — Air quality this week has been reaching unhealthy levels throughout Northern California due to smoke from various wildfires. “We’re starting to see a little bit of an influx in our hospital regarding the air quality impact,” said Joe Garcia, a respiratory therapist and director of respiratory services at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Some patients, such as asthma sufferers, are experiencing symptoms they haven’t felt in years, according to Garcia. Those with pre-existing conditions are the most susceptible. […]

  • Puppy with a Mighty Spirit Needs a Forever Home

    SHINGLE SPRINGS — His name is Mighty, which is a good word to describe his determination. “He does not know he’s different,” said Ann King, a volunteer trainer at Foothill Dog Rescue in Shingle Springs. The nonprofit saves dogs from crowded shelters, fosters them with families and adopts them out to forever homes. Five-month-old Mighty was the only survivor from a litter of bull terrier Shih Tzu mix puppies. He has spina bifida and cannot use his hind legs. “We […]

  • Local Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Calls MGM’s Lawsuit ‘Unfathomable’

    SACRAMENTO — The memories are terrifying but Lisa Fine, from Sacramento, spoke openly about last October’s Las Vegas shooting because she wants to help fellow survivors. “Just watching and listening to people being murdered by an AR-15 is the worst thing ever and when the bullets are flying by you the air changes. You can feel the hair lift up,” Fine said. She and another survivor, Brian Claypool, formed the Route 91 Strong nonprofit to raise money to help victims […]

  • Hail Hits the Sierra During Summer Storm

    TRUCKEE — Towering cumulus clouds rumbled with thunder over the Sierra Monday and delivered thick blankets of hail to portions of Truckee and the shores of Lake Tahoe. Much of the Ponderosa Golf course in Truckee was covered in white. The marble-sized balls of hail damaged some Truckee gardens, pounding the pedals off flowers. According to an online CHP dispatch log, some traffic in Truckee was at a stand-still while the heaviest portion of the storm hit around 5 p.m. […]

  • Stockton Home Burglarized Then Shot At; Police Search for Suspects

    STOCKTON — Friday night, while the Fierros family was out visiting relatives, their Stockton home was burglarized. “They didn’t take much but they destroyed the whole house,” said Jeimi Fierros. “They just tore everything up apart.” Surveillance cameras captured a young man at the front door before it happened and a few young people prowling around out back. “They yanked the cameras out,” Jeimi Fierros said. “They broke the lights. The kicked the dog, broke his rib.” Jeimi is the […]

  • Relatives of 16-Year-Old Carmichael Homicide Victim Speak Out

    SACRAMENTO — Surrounded by relatives and supporters, the mother and brother of 16-year-old homicide victim, Zachary Whittington, shared their thoughts during a Tuesday evening news conference outside Liberty Towers Church in Sacramento. Zachary was shot to death Sunday inside a Carmichael apartment, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. A 13-year-old has been arrested in the killing. Zachary’s mother, Sherrie Whittington shared the following statement: “Zachary James was my son. When I had him, I thought parenting would be easy. […]