I’ve had my share of excitement and close calls covering both news & sports for FOX40 since 2003. Probably the most thrilling was covering the San Francisco Giants World Series run back in October 2010 and being in the clubhouse for the champagne celebration. By the way, that stuff really does sting when you get it in your eyes!

While I’ve spent the majority of my two decades in TV covering sports, it’s my transition to reporting and anchoring everyday news that I’m most proud of.

In fact, because of the relationship I have established with Sacramento’s Animal Shelter and all the stories I’ve done, I am known as the best Sports/Animal reporter this business has ever seen. My only question; is there any other Sports/Animal reporters even out there…anywhere?

My job has allowed me to be involved and to completely jump into a passion of mine…the sports world. But yet, when I leave FOX40 for my weekend, the games, the highlights, the personalities are left behind as well. I’m proud that this business doesn’t run my life.

I love living in this part of the country and enjoy an amazing relationship with a woman who shares many of the same dreams & desires that I do. I’ve got two daughters, a step-daughter and step-son. It makes for a lot of crazy, fun & incredible moments and I’m thrilled to be a part of it all.


Recent Articles
  • West Sacramento Family Raising $17,000 to Get Autistic Daughter a Service Dog

    WEST SACRAMENTO — A West Sacramento mother needs the community’s help to raise $17,000 so she can get her 6-year-old autistic daughter a service dog. “She’s become really aggressive lately. She harms herself and she harms others,” said Yendi Tello. Although she has a great support group at home, Tello’s daughter, Kairi, must have someone there with her 24/7. “She is not aware of danger,” Tello explained. “If we were to leave the door open, she would be able to […]

  • Students Nationwide Will Join ‘Youth Climate Strike’ Friday

    SACRAMENTO — Students across the country, including many local students, plan to walk out of school Friday as a protest to call for more action to address climate change. Organizers have dubbed the event the “U.S. Youth Climate Strike.” It’s an extension of similar protests around the world that began last summer. The movement gained attention when 13-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations Climate Summit reprimanding delegates for not doing more. “It’s the […]

  • Sheldon Huskies Prepare for State Title Game Against Sierra Canyon

    ELK GROVE — The state high school basketball finals are taking place Friday at the Golden 1 Center. Sheldon High School will again be playing for the open division crown Saturday night. Friday night was the last practice of the season for the Sheldon Huskies. For the second year in a row, they’ll be playing for the division title against a stacked Sierra Canyon Squad again. And you don’t need to remind the players about the out-come last season. “We […]

  • Rocklin’s Hardwood Palace Up for Sale

    ROCKLIN — Rocklin’s Hardwood Palace is up for sale. Hardwood Palace has been open just off Industrial Avenue. The sports facility has eight full-size basketball courts. “Part of the sale is in fact that we are so busy and we have a good reputation in the community and provide a place for all these athletes to come and have a good time,” said general manager Steve Williams. “So, from our standpoint, we’re going to keep going.” Whoever buys Hardwood Palace […]

  • Storm Wreaks Havoc in Nevada County

    GRASS VALLEY — A home in the Grass Valley area was severely damaged Tuesday when a tree fell onto it. The homeowner, Diane Tosse, says she and her dog were in the other room when the tree fell around 4 p.m. Her husband was at work. “The living room is destroyed. All the furniture is crushed and the windows and floor. My new hardwood floor probably has to be replaced,” Tosse said. For now, Tosse’s home is unlivable — but […]

  • Davis Man Honors Officer Natalie Corona by Running 224 Miles

    DAVIS — An ultra-runner is doing the unthinkable in Davis by trying to complete 224 miles over the course of 72 hours. And his efforts are for a very good cause. Back in January, rookie police officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed. Her badge number was 224. So, Colin Schmitt is running 224 miles in her memory. He plans to complete the task on Sunday, 2/24. Schmitt has run long distances before but never something like this. Schmitt got […]

  • William Jessup Basketball Player Looks Ahead to Big Future on the Court

    ROCKLIN — The name Keith Phillips might not ring a bell but around William Jessup University, and especially on the hardwood, Phillips’ stock has been quickly rising. “He was a guy that was getting recruited at the Big Ten level in Detroit during high school,” said head basketball coach Lance Von Vogt. Twice now Phillips has been named the national NAIA player of the week, including this past week. He is the sixth leading scorer in the country, averaging more […]

  • Sacramento’s Only Remaining Boxing Promoter has Big Hopes for City

    ROSEVILLE — Nasser Niavaroni is Sacramento’s one and only boxing promoter. “The one and only after legendary Don Chargin passed away recently,” Niavaroni told FOX40. He has been promoting fights in Sacramento since the mid-’90s, putting on his share of big events too. “Selling out the Memorial Auditorium in 1998 and they were out of beer by the third fight,” Niavaroni said. “We want to get back to that. That is the plan.” The days of a sold-out Memorial Auditorium […]

  • Mom Uses Social Media to Ask The Rock to Take Her Daughter to Her Special Needs Prom

    EL DORADO HILLS — It takes a lot of courage for any teenager to ask someone to their high school prom, but how about asking Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to take you? One Ponderosa High teen has started a social media campaign with the help of her mom to see if The Rock can be her date to her special needs school prom in May. 16-year-old Alexa Van Patten can do a lot more than striking a pose. She swims, […]

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