Hi my name is Kimberly McDougall, I am doing the only job I have dreamed about since I was 10 years old. I started reporting in high school and never quit. I went to the best college ever, the University of Alabama, and I am a raging Tide Fan.

The reason I wanted to do this job is because I feel being a reporter I can actually make a positive impact in my community. I am originally from California, but I spent some time in Chicago and Birmingham, Alabama. I came back to the Golden State last year, and I couldn’t be happier to be home.

I love camping, hiking and skiing. Living in Sacramento puts me so close to what I love the most, being outdoors. If I had more time, I would explore more trails and run a lot more. I would also read more books.

In the 10 years I have been a reporter, I have covered large stories such as the Natalee Holloway disappearance, I was even sent to Aruba. I also covered hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ivan. I was stationed on the Alabama Gulf Coast for more than a month covering the BP Oil Spill.

The story that impacted the reporter I am today was last April when I covered the deadly outbreak of tornadoes in Alabama that devastated the entire state. I stood less than five miles away from an EF-4 tornado, and watched as it leveled a majority of the city of Tuscaloosa. It’s one of those moments in life that truly changes you.

I have been awarded an Edward R. Murrow award, ABBY award, and numerous Associated Press Awards. I love being back in California, but I am still getting to know the area; if you have a story I must cover please please please E-mail me. Kimberly.McDougall@FOX40.com.

Recent Articles
  • With Rainy Weather, the Tisdale Weir Flows

    SUTTER COUNTY — In Sutter County, the Tisdale Weir is flowing. It is the first of five weirs to begin spilling when the Sacramento River’s water level begins to rise. Right now, the water level is about two feet above the weir’s spill level of 45.45 feet. When it rains a lot, and runoff from the mountains flow combine sometimes, it’s too much for the Sacramento River in Sutter County to handle. The river in that stretch is much more narrow than […]

  • Amazon’s Holiday Giving Tour Stops in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — It was a miracle on 34th Street for the children of the Next Move Charity. Santa arrived early on a special 18-wheeler sleigh packed with presents from Amazon Prime. “It’s one of the best things about working at Amazon – having the opportunity to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Brian Fontenot, with Amazon. The families, who have been struggling with homelessness, many for years were greeted by Santa Claus, at the Next […]

  • High Schoolers Make Ailing Child’s Wish Come True

    LOOMIS — Eight-year-old Calvin Grisham jumped for joy Friday as the Make-A- Wish foundation sends him and his family to Disneyland for free. Friday was not about MRI’s, tumors or his illness, it was about making this little boy happy. The students at Del Oro High School’s Make-A-Wish club raised $10,000 to help this little boy smile. The club planned an entire assembly as a decoy for the big surprise. They told Calvin it was all about honoring heroes. Calvin just didn’t […]

  • Deputies Searching for High-Speed Chase Suspect

    SACRAMENTO — Deputies are searching for a suspect from a high-speed chase that began in Elk Grove and ended in Sacramento. Authorities report the suspect was driving a stolen car he picked up near Power Inn and Calvine Road. When the chase began speeds reached over 100 mph. The chase ended when the man crashed the car into another parked vehicle in front of Sky Parkway. He then fled on foot into the neighborhood. At this time authorities have a […]

  • Saint John’s Women’s Shelter Breaks Ground on Expansion

    SACRAMENTO — Saint John’s broke ground on a new facility Wednesday that will open 90 new beds for women and children who are homeless and struggling with addiction. The program that has been around for more than 30 years is currently able to house 180 women and children. The $4 million expansion will revolutionize their programs. Currently, every night, there is anywhere from 250 to 300 women looking to receive the help Saint John’s provides. Wednesday, they turned dirt, which […]

  • Cirque du Soleil Employee Dies in Accident Before Show in SF, Tonight’s Sacramento Show Will Go On

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — Cirque du Soleil’s “TORUK  – The First Flight” will still premier Wednesday night after the death of an employee earlier this week. A technician working on Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia” show in San Francisco was struck by a lift and died from his injuries on Tuesday night, according to a statement from the performance company. The employee, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a local hospital where he died, according to San Francisco […]

  • Sheriffs Investigating Deadly Car Crash in Roseville

    t=”360″ auto=”true”] ROSEVILLE — Placer County sheriffs are investigating a deadly car crash in Roseville. The incident happened on Industrial Blvd. near Blue Oaks Blvd. around 3:17 a.m. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle for a missing front license plate. It is reported that the driver took off leading the officer on a chase. As the officer got closer, the driver whipped around and switched direction to go south on Industrial Blvd. Soon after, the driver […]

  • Plastic Plant Catches Fire in Lodi

    LODI — A fire broke out in Lodi at a plastic plant early Wednesday morning around 3 a.m. The fire is burning at Epic Plastics Inc. on East Turner Road. The flames burning were upwards of 50 feet in some areas. Lodi and Stockton crews are are protecting surrounding structures and untouched plastic products. The cause is unknown at this time. Stay with FOX40 for updates on this story.

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    Registrar Recommends Making a Voting Plan to Save Time

    SACRAMENTO — After a long and tumultuous election season, Election Day is finally with in reach. If you didn’t mail in your ballot, plan on heading to the polls on Tuesday, are you prepared? “It’s very exciting for our office, but it’s like, ‘Do we have enough ballots? Do we have enough this?’ We have checked, double checked — we are ready,” Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine said. With 17 statewide propositions on the ballot, LaVine recommends doing your homework […]

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