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
  • 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.

  • There’s a Little Bit of Ione in Many Major League Ballparks

    IONE — On average, 70% of a baseball game is played on the infield dirt and sometime in the ’90s, fields started to use science to improve play. “People figured out what worked and what didn’t and pulled numbers. And figured out, ‘Hey, this is a better product or we can make a better product for this type of use,'” Chris Shastid, head groundskeeper at Raley Field, told FOX40. What many big league and minor league ballparks prefer these days […]

  • Kings’ Fox Holds Basketball Camp for Kids

    ROCKLIN — The Sacramento Kings still have a couple of months to go before training camp begins, but point guard De’Aaron Fox is back in town to hold his summer basketball camp for kids.

  • Giants Legend Jeffrey Leonard Teaches Baseball to Local Players

    FOLSOM — Giants fans will remember the name Jeffrey Leonard. “Hac-Man” played 14 big league seasons, half of those in San Francisco where he was a two-time all-star. At age 63, he has taken on his next assignment in life by teaching baseball through his competitive program for teenagers that is still in its first year. It is appropriately called Hac-Man Baseball. “I just thought about my father. I’m just following in his footsteps, you know,” Leonard told FOX40. “He […]

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