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
  • Percussive Therapy Exploding in Popularity

    SACRAMENTO — As percussive therapy gains in popularity, it’s not just for elite athletes or the rich and famous anymore. “The whole goal behind percussive therapy is to decrease inflammation that has accumulated while you train,” Dan MacLean, a therapist at Results Physical Therapy, told FOX40. The handheld machines are no joke, performing at a very high rate of 40 pulses per second. According to the developer of Theragun, the device is seven times more effective than manual therapy and […]

  • UPDATE: Remains Believed to Be Missing Calaveras County Grandmother Found Near Wilseyville

    UPDATED August 16, 2019 1:30 p.m. — During their search on Friday, crews discovered remains they believe to be Helen Joyce Coultrup. Authorities said there has been “heavy animal activity involving the human remains.” Belongings like an ID and clothing belonging to Helen were also found in the area.  The remains and evidence involving animal activity will be sent to the Calaveras County Coroner’s Office and a California Department of Fish and Wild Life laboratory for further processing and examination. […]

  • Sacramento Man’s ‘Funky, Old’ Nikes Sell for $50,000

    SACRAMENTO — Do you ever wonder what you might have tucked away at home that could be worth a lot of money? Chances are an old pair of shoes probably is not what comes to mind. Last month, one Sacramento man sold a pair of Nike running shoes for $50,000. “I kind of had an idea what they were worth, so yeah, but it far exceeded that,” said Dave Russell with a laugh. So, what exactly made the shoes so […]

  • Mauricio Dubon Acquired by Giants after His Big League Dream Brought Him to Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — The San Francisco Giants made a flurry of deals during last week’s Major League Baseball trading deadline, one of which brought some depth to the team with a unique Sacramento connection. Mauricio Dubon is happy to be back home. “I played here in high school. So, it’s a lot more fun now though,” he told FOX40. The 25-year-old has spent the last decade chasing his dream of playing in the big leagues. Dubon was born and raised in […]

  • Man Recovering after 35-Foot Fall through Skylight

    ELK GROVE — A local family is counting their blessings after a husband, and father to two young kids, nearly lost his life last week when he tripped and fell through a rooftop skylight at a dealership in Elk Grove. Travis Gipson is recovering at a Sacramento hospital. “He has a broken hip, a broken femur, a broken pelvis, broken elbow, broken thumb, fractured skull, and a gash behind his ear they had to staple up,” his wife, Angelina Gipson, […]

  • Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika and Yellow Fever Viruses Found in Stanislaus County

    MODESTO — An invasive mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus, as well as other serious diseases, was discovered last week and this week in the eastern part of Modesto. It’s the first time the Aedes aegypti mosquito was found in Stanislaus County. It’s alarming to health officials because of the mosquito’s ability to transmit Zika and Yellow fever. “No, we do not have any local transmission, it has not happened in California, and we hope it doesn’t,” said Wakola […]

  • New State Law Limits Full-Contact Practices for Youth Football

    SACRAMENTO — Following in the footsteps of the NFL, the NCAA and high schools, youth football in California now has guidelines for limiting full-contact practices. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the California Youth Football Act. Going forward, it will limit full-contact practices for youth football teams to no more than 30 minutes per day, twice a week to help reduce brain injuries. “If we can really focus on the fundamentals of football, the fundamentals of tackling, keeping your head […]

  • Local Brother, Sister on Same Boxing Card

    SACRAMENTO — We’re all familiar with the expression “they fight like brother and sister” but in the Minter siblings’ case, they actually do fight — just not each other. Dave and Amy Minter will appear together on the same boxing card Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento.

  • Seniors Get New Lease on Life with Weight Lifting Team

    NAPA — Men and woman in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s powerlifting is likely not the first thing you’d expect to see on your next trip to the gym. The members of the Napa Senior Weight Lifting Team all have a different story, but they all agree it has been life-changing for them.

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