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As the morning news anchor on FOX40, I can be found on the big red couch weekday mornings from 5-10 a.m.

In years past, I was one of “The Answer Guys” on The Discovery Channel and a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated Evening Magazine (snagged a couple of Emmy Awards along the way).

I’m proud to have shared a morning radio microphone for 20 years with my friend Phil Cowan—anybody remember “The Paul & Phil Show?”

I’m a Sac State grad, a frustrated novelist, and a runner of marathons (Boston twice). My wife and I live in Granite Bay. We have three lovely daughters, two handsome sons-in-law, and three beautiful grandsons.

I’m known around the newsroom for…

For better or for worse– okay mostly for worse– I play the ukulele. It’s a little disappointing that the little four-stringer has been acquiring a trendy, cool image in recent years. I preferred the days when it was 100% dorky through and through. My baritone uke and I frequently provided the soundtrack to bath time when my kids were little.

What keeps me going

It can’t be seen on camera, but 9 mornings out of 10 there’s a Diet Mountain Dew sitting at my feet. I nurse it through the morning, kind of like a green caffeine IV drip…

I give back to my community by…

I’m on the Board of Governors for Easter Seals. Very proud to be associated with such a splendid organization, and I encourage everyone to find out about the amazing work they do serving people with disabilities in our community.

Why FOX40?

I’m often asked why I made the move from radio to television. To be honest, every time the alarm clock goes off at 2AM I ask myself the same thing (radio = baseball hat + no shaving + sleeping later). But I’m really enjoying the challenge of this new adventure. Television is so much more collaborative, and the inevitable mistakes are much more painful when there’s a camera pointing at you.

If I had free time, I would…

I would A) read more & B) write more. I have a history of being a voracious reader. The schedule of a morning TV anchor makes that a challenge. If I sit down at almost any point during the day to read a book, I’m generally asleep within ten minutes. I’ve gone from a book a week to a book a month, at best. And as for writing, I have found the mammoth challenge of writing a novel to be enormously satisfying. I’ve completed two, and have a couple more in the works. Yes, if I had more free time, I’d be trying to keep up with Stephen King…

Recent Articles
  • Rancho Cordova is Turning 15

    Rancho Cordova Mayor Linda Budge and the Cordova High School Marching Band and Color Guard stop by the FOX40 studio to tell us about the a two-day Fourth of July celebration — which also marks the 15th year of Rancho Cordova’s cityhood.

  • Steinberg, Matsui Reflect on Capitol-to-Capitol Event

    Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, talk about their experience at this year’s Capitol-to-Capitol event in Washington, D.C.

  • Capitol-to-Capitol: Judy Woodruff

    FOX40 caught up with PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff, who spoke about the current political climate in Washington.

  • Three Californias? Local Lawmakers, Business Leaders Weigh In

    How do local lawmakers and business leaders feel about billionaire Tim Draper’s plan to split California into three states? We learned this week that most are able to put their views pretty succinctly.

  • Where California’s Money Ends Up in Washington

    California is what’s known as a donor state. For every dollar it sends the federal government, the state gets just under a dollar back. Organizers of the annual Capitol-to-Capitol trip say that’s exactly why the event is necessary.

  • Cap-to-Cap: City Leaders Aim to Find Solution to Homelessness in Sacramento Region

    This week, business and city leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. to discuss local projects and issues facing the Sacramento region. One task is to try to get more funding for a growing problem the nation is facing — homelessness.

  • Cap-to-Cap: How Local Delegates Hope to Streamline Permitting Process

    Consuelo Hernandez, district director with the City of Sacramento, and Ed Manning, vice chair of policy for the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, spoke about meeting their at the White House – and their efforts to streamline the federal permitting process so projects can stay on track.

  • Cap-to-Cap: Ami Bera

    FOX40 caught up with Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, to talk about bipartisanship and how having Sacramento delegates in Washington help lead the way.

  • Cap-to-Cap: Business Leaders Find Opportunities to Collaborate

    Businesses typically compete against each other, but as leaders from our region visit Washington, D.C. for this year’s Capitol to Capitol trip, business leaders are finding opportunities to collaborate. FOX40 spoke Monday morning with Laurie Harting, senior vice president at Dignity Health for the Sacramento area. Dignity Health one of four major healthcare providers in the Sacramento area. Harting says it’s important for businesses to collaborate and find common issues to find better solutions.