Have you heard the phrase “West Coast, Best Coast?” Since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with California and that’s putting it lightly. Luckily, I grew up in the Bay Area. What’s even luckier is now I get to be a reporter in my home state.

I didn’t truly appreciate this amazing place until I left. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, I ventured across the country to start my journalism journey. I got my master’s degree at Boston University in broadcast journalism and thought after a year away I would head right back to the Golden State. But as is ever so true in this industry, nothing is predictable.

I traded my flip-flops for mountain boots and trekked to Grand Junction, Colorado, where I accepted my first job as a multimedia journalist.

Two years of snow instead of sun and lakes instead of beaches and now I can finally say I’m home!

Nothing is more fulfilling than pursuing my passion of storytelling in the place I first fell in love with the industry. When I do a story at FOX40 I don’t think I’m reporting the news to viewers, I truly feel like I’m reporting the news to neighbors, friends and family.

I look forward to all the opportunities Sacramento has to offer and can’t wait to meet as many people in this area as possible.

Feel free to contact me with story ideas I would love to hear from you!

Recent Articles
  • After Beating Cancer, Rocklin Girl Gives Back to Local Nonprofit

    ROCKLIN — FOX40 met Taylor in 2016 when she was going through treatments for cancer. Taylor has now beat cancer — her family waited a long time to say that. “She’s thriving now,” said Taylor’s mother Michelle Hurst. “She’s back at school, she’s in third grade.” The 8-year-old from Rocklin was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in 2016. Now she has her laugh back. “Without being suppressed under chemo and everything she just has this immense happiness and she […]

  • Woman Claims Son was ‘Targeted’ by Bullies, Beaten at Florin High School

    SACRAMENTO — Just a couple of weeks into the new school year and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department was already investigating a fight at Florin High School. Freshman Cameron Kenney says he was injured in the Friday afternoon fight. “I was just standing there. He pulled me, I socked him. He just started jumping me, all four of them,” Kenney said. The Elk Grove Unified School District could not give FOX40 many details but a spokesperson calls the situation distributing […]

  • Police: Sutter County Fire Chief Hit Car Before Public Intoxication Arrest

    YUBA CITY — Sutter County Fire Services Chief John Shalowitz was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication Sunday night in Yuba City, according to the Yuba City Police Department. The department says Shalowitz hit a car while in his personal car in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s. By the time police got there, he was gone. Police say he went home because he claimed officers took too long to get to the scene. Shalowitz then called dispatch on himself. Officers […]

  • Recent Crashes Put Spotlight on Stretch of I-80 in Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD — There have been three recent incidents along one stretch of Interstate 80. On Aug. 10, a car plowed into and killed CHP Officer Kirk Griess and Jaime Manuel. Then, on Aug. 21, three Caltrans workers were hit by a car and injured. Just recently, on Saturday, there was a fiery car crash. “It’s just people not paying attention,” said Fairfield resident James Howard. They all happened on westbound I-80 near the Manuel Campos Parkway exit in Fairfield. “Is […]

  • Man Accused of Impersonating Deputy Arrested at Sac International

    SACRAMENTO — A Folsom man suspected of impersonating a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday evening at the Sacramento International Airport. Deputies say 33-year-old Brad Beaver was wearing a complete Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department uniform, complete with a duty belt and handgun. His car, a white Lexus hatchback, was parked in the loading zone of Terminal A. “If our deputies are driving Lexus’ on normal patrol duties then taxpayers would certainly have questions,” said Public Information Officer Shaun Hampton. […]

  • ‘Our Community is Not Afraid:’ Residents Gather at Forum after Sikh Men Attacked

    MODESTO — Recent attacks in Manteca and Keyes have been devastating blows to the Sikh community. But they won’t back down. “I’m not afraid,” said Jaspreet Kaur. “Our community is not afraid. We feel the love and support from our neighbors.” Community members from different backgrounds gathered at a forum in Modesto Thursday. It started a conversation about how to move forward from the violence. Two horrific attacks to two Sikh men in Keyes and Manteca, but they’re not alone. A […]

  • Terrifying Uber Ride Through Sacramento Leaves 3 Women Shaken; Driver Arrested

    SACRAMENTO — Three friends are speaking out two months after a 25-minute nightmare Uber ride through Sacramento. “I legitimately believed that we were going to die,” said Theadora Fuerstenberg. It’s an app thousands use every day but a June 15 Uber trip on Interstate 80 from a book club in Arden to Oak Park traumatized three women. “He would swerve in and out and then as he was doing this he would say, ‘We’re all going to die now,'” Fuerstenberg said. Fuerstenberg, […]

  • A Manteca Community Bands Together in Support of a Grandfather Who was Attacked on His Morning Walk

    MANTECA – A Facebook post Saturday morning got a lot of attention from Manteca residents as people horrified by an act of violence want to make, a grandfather that was attacked on his morning walk, more comfortable on his next one. Sahib Singh Natt walked around Manteca’s Graystone park everyday until he was attacked by two teens on one of those walks. “I don’t know, it was sick, really it was a messed-up situation,” said William Hudgins. The 71-year-old now […]

  • Nelson Fire Burning in Solano County Prompts Evacuations

    UPDATE: The Nelson Fire has been 100 percent contained as of Sunday morning, according to Cal Fire. #NelsonFire [final] near Nelson Rd and Cherry Glen Rd, Vacaville (Solano County) is now 100% contained at 2,162 acres. Unified Command: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, Solano County Fire pic.twitter.com/BnnaZBSqad — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 12, 2018 SOLANO COUNTY — The Vacaville Police Department reported a grass fire burning in the area of Nelson Road Friday afternoon. A large plume could be seen sending […]

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