I have successfully remained off-camera for my entire career, but TV viewers and web readers have seen my work. I have always been the one who wants to know exactly what is going on; at age 13 I took notes while watching the evenings news so I could report back to my family at dinner, whether or not they wanted to know what was going on. I feel so lucky to have a job where I get to find out what is happening, then report it to thousands of people.

I have really soaked up the sun these last few years in California after growing up in Colorado, graduating from Northwestern University (Go ‘Cats!), then producing news content at TV stations in Spokane, Milwaukee and Salt Lake City.

On weekends, you can find me up early running as I train for my next race, or cheering on my alma mater.

I’m known around the newsroom for…

I like the color purple, I have collected so many purple items over the years they kind of overwhelm my desk.

What keeps me going

Definitely need my coffee. I feel like my job provides a public service; that responsibility keeps me going on long days at work.

I give back to my community by…

I go to the farmers’ market every weekend to meet my neighbors and meet the people who grow the food I eat. I also frequent local businesses and restaurants – I think their hard work and dedication are evident in their products.

Why FOX40?

Who doesn’t love California’s weather? Plus, I love working for a company that encourages staying in contact with viewers on multiple platforms: web, tablet, mobile, facebook, twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc.

If I had free time, I would…

Read more books. I’d also like to expand my knitting skills beyond the basics.

Recent Articles
  • Man Found Dead Inside South Sacramento Cafe

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO- A man was found dead inside a Sacramento County cafe early Friday morning. Deputies say they received a call of shots being fired around 4:30 a.m. at The Cafe Monaco on Savings Place Drive off 65th Street. When authorities arrived on scene, they say an Asian man was found shot to death. Investigators are not releasing his identity at this time. Authorities are interviewing employees who were inside at the time for more information. It was an employee […]

  • Arrest Made in Gruesome Sacramento County Animal Cruelty Case

    ARDEN ARCADE- A man is now under arrest in connection with a gruesome case of animal cruelty. Willie Bee Turner, 20, is accused of burning a dog caged in an animal carrier on the sidewalk outside a Masonic Lodge. Last month, firefighters were called to the Oak Plains Masonic Lodge along Becerra Way late one night for what was described as a small fire. After putting out the flames, they realized a dog had been burned inside a cage. Meanwhile, […]

  • Deputies: Adult Son Asked to Move Out, Bites Off Mother’s Ear

    PATTERSON- A man is accused of biting off his mother’s ear, after arguing with her while moving out. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in Patterson on Wednesday for reports of a family fight. Deputies found out Marquette Hudson, who had been staying at his mother’s house with his family, was in the process of moving out. Apparently, when his mother wanted them to move out of her house, they started arguing. During the fight, Hudson bit his […]

  • Husband Arrested in 1978 Disappearance, Death of Oroville Woman

    OROVILLE- A man is now in custody, accused of murdering his wife nearly 37 years ago. Marvin Owens was arrested at his new home in Nebraska after cold case investigators linked him to the disappearance and presumed death of his wife Deborah. In November 1978, Deborah Diane Owens went missing. Her husband, Marvin, reported her disappearance two days after he had last seen her. The couple lived together with their children at the time. None of Deborah’s friends, family, children […]

  • PHOTOS: Woman Caught Using Counterfeit Credit Card at Sacramento County Target

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY- A woman was caught on surveillance video leaving a Rancho Cordova Target after making purchases with a counterfeit credit card. Sacramento County officers say the woman made two fraudulent transactions on the credit card. The woman is described as a black woman in her late 20s or early 30s, standing about 5’4” tall and weighing around 200 lbs. She was wearing black-rimmed glasses and had longer straight hair. Anyone who recognizes this woman, or has information about the […]

  • Roseville Counterfeit Operation Busted

    Police: 2 Suspects, Possibly More, in Armed Robbery of Roseville Couple

    ROSEVILLE- Two men now face charges for allegedly robbing a couple as they walked to a movie theater in Roseville earlier this week. Police arrested two men Tuesday morning in connection with the armed robbery. Monday evening, a couple walking from a parking lot along Eureka Road to a nearby theater were approached by two men wearing masks. One of the men held the couple at gunpoint, while the two suspects took items from the victims. No one was injured. The […]

  • 2 Drivers have Major Injuries from Natomas Accident

    NATOMAS- Two men were rushed to the hospital with major injuries after a bad accident in Natomas Monday morning. There are reports one driver went through a red light, slamming into a pick-up truck at the intersection of North Market Street and National Drive. Just after 6 a.m., CHP officers say a white car slammed into the silver pick-up in the middle of the intersection. Both vehicles were going the speed limit in that area. The intersection was completely blocked, and at […]

  • Dr. Steve Talks about Affordable Gyms for Lower Income People

    300+ Jobs Available at Roseville’s Newest Recreation Center

    ROSEVILLE- A new sports, fitness, tennis, recreation and spa facility is under construction in Roseville, and they are holding job fairs to help find the more than 300 people they need to hire. Life Time Athletic is set to open their newest location along Roseville Parkway this spring. The club will hold two job fairs; the event on February 21 will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the second will be on March 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 […]

  • Parents Charged with Abuse, Infant Dies in Hospital

    3-year-old Rushed to Sacramento Hospital after Being Run Over at Rest Stop

    WESTLEY- A small child on vacation was rushed to a Sacramento hospital after being run over at a highway rest stop. CHP officers say the 3-year-old boy has major injuries after being hit at a rest stop just outside Modesto. After 9 a.m. Friday, the boy and his parents stopped at the Westley-area rest stop and parked. CHP says the boy was standing near his father at the back side door of their GMC Yukon. The father was getting items from […]

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