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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
  • Police Search for Man Who Attacked, Robbed 68-Year-Old in Elevator

    STOCKTON — The Stockton Police Department needs help finding a man who attacked a 68-year-old in an apartment elevator last month. Ky Van Nguyen was attacked in the elevator of his Stockton apartment complex June 7 but says he didn’t back down. “I fight back. I don’t care, you know?” Nguyen said. The Stockton Police Department says three people hit and robbed Nguyen of his cell phone at the Franco Center Apartments off El Dorado Street. “The very next day […]

  • Gender Reveal Lights Up State Fair Ferris Wheel

    SACRAMENTO — It’s a girl! The announcement on the Ferris wheel lit up Cal Expo. Stacy and Ricky Wheeler now know they’ll be parents to a baby girl. An over the top gender reveal is exactly what the couple deserves after Stacy says they tried to conceive for years. The little girl is their miracle. “Such a huge blessing. I was on fertility medicine and it was my last round before in vitro, so I’m super thankful,” Stacy said. A […]

  • Two Dead After Plane Crashes in Meadow Near Truckee 10 Minutes After Takeoff

    TRUCKEE — A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft. The pilot, who was declared dead at the scene, reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff. He was trying to make it back to the Truckee Tahoe Airport when the plane went down around 7:40 a.m., 10 minutes after it took off, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. A hiker witnessed the […]

  • Friend of Late Vietnam Vet Speaks Out, Pays for Funeral

    SACRAMENTO — It’s so incredible to see the support around John Hash’s family as they try to navigate life without him. FOX40 got a call Saturday morning from a man who after seeing our story promised to help Hash’s family in a huge way. A friendship that spanned decades. “Three times a week, at least three times a week, he’d come see me,” said Michael O’Leary, Hash’s friend. The call O’Leary got that his close friend John Hash died from […]

  • A War Vet Died Unexpectedly. Now, His Family Seeks Help Paying for Funeral

    MODESTO — John Hash went to war from 1968-1970. He was honorably discharged. Sadly, his family thinks he died from heart failure while at dinner with his wife on Wednesday. He did a lot for the country; now his family needs help to give him a proper burial. One word to describe Vietnam war veteran John Hash, selfless. “He ended up carrying one of his buddies out,” said Hash’s son, Nicholas who has the same last name. For his heroic […]

  • ‘Miracle’ Still Stands After Fire Heavily Damages West Sacramento Church

    WEST SACRAMENTO — Constantine Baranoff lights up when he talks about his church in West Sacramento. The altar he served at when he was just 8 years old is now destroyed. “Investigators believe the fire originated somewhere in the altar,” Baranoff said. “So that’s where most of the damage appears to be.” A fire at West Sacramento’s Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women leaves nothing behind but a blackened mess. “Devastating news that we lost the church,” Baranoff […]

  • As Wildfire Season Flares Up, Safety is Top Priority at Cal Expo Fireworks Show

    SACRAMENTO — The annual Cal Expo fireworks show lit up the dark Sacramento sky Wednesday. “Sometimes there’s designs with the fireworks and I just like to see them,” said Camryn Gresham. But in other parts of the region fires illuminate the night. Safety is key at Cal Expo to make sure an accidental fire doesn’t spark up because of the show. “Even while the racks are being set up Cal Fire comes out and makes sure we have them placed […]

  • Man’s Murder Outside Midtown Bar Remains Unsolved Two Years Later

    SACRAMENTO — One local family has been through more heartbreak in the last two years than many experience in a lifetime. “Sometimes I wonder how I’m still standing,” said family member Josephine Hernandez. Hernandez’s son’s half-brother, Will Murti, was shot and killed two years ago Tuesday in midtown Sacramento. His nephews and Hernandez’s grandsons, Robert and Sergio Murti, were killed in South Sacramento in May 2017. An arrest was made in their deaths but not in Will’s. “Everybody says ‘rest in […]

  • Man in Wheelchair Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Stockton Boulevard

    SACRAMENTO — A man in a wheelchair was hit by a car near the Stockton Boulevard and Broadway intersection around midnight Saturday. On Monday, Melvin Hill was identified as the victim in the crash. Hill’s friend, Stephen Calloway said he “saw the police trying to pump somebody’s heart.” Calloway quickly learned it was his friend. “It’s sad,” Calloway said. “It’s sad.” The car was traveling northbound. The driver left the scene after the incident. Hill was taken to the hospital […]