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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
  • Police: Woman fights off sexual assault in Davis, investigators search for attacker

    DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — Police are searching for an assailant who ran away after attempting to sexually assault a woman in Davis late Sunday night, according to the Davis Police Department. On Monday, Davis Deputy Police Chief Paul Doroshov had to balance the sensitive issue of maintaining a victim’s privacy while also warning the public about a frightening attack. Investigators are requesting information from the public that might identify a suspect. “Any suspicious activity would help,” Doroshov said. According to […]

  • ‘It’s just not worth it’: CHP, locals say don’t drive to the mountains Thursday

    COLFAX, Calif. (KTXL) — The snowplows are ready for Thursday — and not just in the high Sierra. Placer County’s Roads Division has been sending extra crews and equipment to Colfax to handle the several inches of snow expected in the foothills. For locals, foothill snow is something to expect a few times a year. But they had a message Wednesday for people planning to pass through Thursday. “Don’t drive if you absolutely don’t have to,” said Theresa Duarte. In […]

  • Modesto City Council votes to close nine-hole golf course

    MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The struggle to will a stubborn, dimpled ball into a shallow hole in as few strokes as possible has driven many a golfer to fits. But a larger problem threatens the very existence of golf courses. Declining participation in the sport has contributed to the closure of 800 courses nationwide in the past decade, according to Business Insider. And following a five-year study, the city of Modesto determined Modesto Municipal Golf Course, open since the 1930s […]

  • Some Sierra travelers caught off guard by heavy snowfall

    (KTXL) — Like midnight confetti on New Year’s Eve, the snow fell heavily Monday — but not without warning. For a chain installer, it literally pays to focus on the forecast. “They said 9 to 12 inches,” one installer told FOX40. Many told FOX40 they knew the snow was coming but were surprised when the weather changed so rapidly. Chain requirements went into effect over Donner Summit around 5 p.m. “My parents were an hour ahead of me and they […]

  • Skiers, snowboarders face dangers of ‘Sierra cement’ amid dry start to new year

    (KTXL) — As they began the New Year with a dry spell, ski and snowboard resorts once again started making snow. Powder is what it’s all about up in the Sierra and nobody gets excited about what is sometimes called “Sierra cement.” “Oh, you just got to take it a little easier, you know,” one snowboarder said. “You can’t go hit the big stuff. Can’t huck any big cliffs if it’s pure ice.” Ignoring the conditions can earn skiers and […]

  • Man dies in Stanislaus County after getting the flu

    STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Nationwide this flu season is on track to be one of the worst in decades, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The Centers for Disease Control is reporting at least 2,900 U.S. deaths because of the flu since October. The latest local case was a man in Stanislaus County. And the season has only now been ramping up. “In a typical year, there are about 25 million cases, 25 million cases […]

  • CHP: Drivers taking advantage of nice Sierra weather in risky ways

    (KTXL) — With a break in the weather, Interstate 80 in the Sierra started looking like a racetrack. “We had during the Thanksgiving season, and a little bit of the Christmas season, people taking up to six hours to get from Sacramento to Reno,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Justin Barnthouse. On the final Monday of 2019, a 39-year-old man died traveling up the mountain near Blue Canyon. “We do know he was driving a 2005 Infiniti traveling at reckless […]

  • 9 feet of snow since Thanksgiving week boosts Sierra tourism

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (KTXL) — Nine feet of upper mountain snow has fallen since the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and a couple feet of that fell just this past weekend. For December in the Truckee-Tahoe region, it is Chamber of Commerce weather. “Well white gold, as you know,” said Truckee Director of Tourism and Economic Programs Colleen Dalton. Dalton said she was mountain biking in Truckee just three weeks ago. “You blink and the seasons change,” she told FOX40. “It’s been a […]

  • Meant to be: Auburn woman becomes husband’s kidney donor

    AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — A husband and wife in Auburn can now say with certainty they are the perfect match — in more ways than one. Lisa and Dan Summers of Auburn first met through Eharmony. “They actually reached out to me and they’re like, ‘You need to go on this date,’” Lisa told FOX40. “And I hadn’t gotten that with anybody else and they’re like, ‘Your compatibility is extremely high.'” Little did they know how deep that compatibility went. […]

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