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
  • Meet the man in charge of every Super Bowl field since the beginning

    MIAMI, Fla. (KTXL) — On Sunday, the city of Miami will host the Super Bowl for a record-setting 11th time in the Sunshine State. “It’s nice to play where it’s going to be warm,” said NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls during his career as quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Hard Rock Stadium will host its first Super Bowl since 2010. The capacity is expected to only be just over 60,000 for the game […]

  • Rules analyst with local ties weighs in on Super Bowl LIV

    MIAMI (KTXL) — Mike Pereira is a household name now but before he got his job at Fox, he was first an NFL referee and then the head of officiating for the league. Before retiring 10 years ago, Pereira’s last game for the league was the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami. “It is special but all Super Bowls were special for me,” Pereira told FOX40. “They were much more pressure-packed when I was in charge of officiating. You lived and […]

  • 49ers fans in Miami hit beaches days before the big game

    MIAMI, Fla. (KTXL) — With Super Bowl LIV only six days away, Monday was opening night in Miami for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of the big game Sunday. The Fox Sports Experience was set up on South Beach where 49ers fans came to represent. “Awe, this is an awesome place. The weather, the sun, the beach. I mean you can’t go wrong with Miami,” 49ers fan Will Acevedo told FOX40. “We’re gonna get our […]

  • Fans gather, greet 49ers at their Miami hotel

    MIAMI, Fla. (KTXL) — The San Francisco 49ers arrived at their hotel in Miami Sunday night and some of their fans were ready to greet them. “My dad was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco when he met my mom and he was a die-hard 49ers fan,” fan Sarah Gandrey told FOX40. “He had tickets to Candlestick when it opened, but he passed away nine years ago.” Believe it or not, though, her dad hasn’t missed a 49ers game. […]

  • Local UPS driver packs a punch as professional boxer

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Thousands of up-and-coming fighters appear on local, professional boxing cards all across the country — but with little money to show for it. To make ends meet, one Sacramento fighter delivers both in and out of the ring. He goes by the name Malikai “Machine Gun” Johnson. “I want to be the new face of boxing in Sacramento. I want to be a superstar here,” Johnson said. At just 22 years old, Johnson has been boxing […]

  • Stunt driver from Rocklin buys ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Shelby Cobra

    (KTXL) — “Ford v Ferrari” was one of the top movies from this past year and is up for four Academy Awards, including best picture. Rocklin resident Tony Hunt did most of the driving for the character Christian Bale portrays in the movie. The pair often worked side-by-side on set. “Christian and I were either trading a helmet or trading gloves or whatever so that he could do his dialogue stuff,” Hunt told FOX40. “And then after that, we’d do […]

  • ‘She’s my hero’: Alyssa Nakken’s parents talk about her historic role with the Giants

    WOODLAND, Calif. (KTXL) — The dust still had not settled from Thursday’s historic announcement by the San Francisco Giants that Woodland-native Alyssa Nakken was promoted to assistant coach, making her the first full-time female assistant in Major League Baseball history. “I was so proud of her because she’s been an advocate for women and girls for a long time. She made it, you know,” said Nakken’s mother, Gaye. “She’s done it and there’s no words really. I mean, she’s my […]

  • California’s governing body for high school sports expressing interest in esports

    ORANGEVALE, Calif. (KTXL) — The California Interscholastic Federation, which is the governing body for all high school sports, is expressing interest in the expanding scene of esports. “Out of the ordinary, right,” Casa Roble High School Athletic Director Tory Paoli told FOX40. “It’s not something you’d expect to be considered a sport.” It’s already a big business at the professional level and more than 60 colleges are now offering teams and full-ride scholarships. It makes sense that high schools like […]

  • UC Davis graduates develop smart parking sensor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A pair of recent University of California, Davis graduates have parlayed a one-time class project into a real-life, money-making business. It’s called Japa. “Japa, Just a Parking App,” said co-founder Mathew Magno. “Smart parking is such a new industry that no one has really heard about. We took it outside the classroom. We made it into a real business.” Magno and his business partner, Charles Chen, simplified smart parking with a device that looks like a […]

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