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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
  • 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

    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 […]

  • Woman Says She Came Face to Face with Downtown Sacramento Stabbing Suspect

    DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Desireah Lamar, like hundreds of others around the State Capitol, got off work. “Just walking east on 9th Street,” Lamar recalled. Lamar was heading to a friend’s house when she says she saw Sean O’Neal in a wheelchair acting erratically. “As I got closer I could see the guy in the wheelchair was coming toward me,” Lamar told FOX40. She didn’t realize what was going on until she said she “saw in […]

  • Drivers, 2 Children Injured in I-80 Wrong-Way Crash

    SACRAMENTO — Four people, including two children, were injured Tuesday in a collision on Interstate 80 in Sacramento. The CHP reports around 6:30 p.m., 22-year-old Kelley Coleman, of Sacramento, drove his pickup truck the wrong way onto the Madison Avenue eastbound offramp. He began driving across I-80 until he was in the fast lane. At one point, Coleman realized he was going the wrong way, according to the CHP. When he went to turn around he was hit by an […]

  • Friends Step Up to Help Local Coach Whose Parents Lost Home in Mendocino Complex Fires

    WEST SACRAMENTO — The football field is coach Andy Hamel’s second home and it’s an escape from what happened to his first home. The Mendocino Complex destroyed his parents’ house in Lake County. He was there the day they got evacuated. “We could see the fire, about 30-foot flames coming over the ridge,” Hamel said. “We had the fire department driving up and basically he pulled up to us and said, ‘You guys need to get out of here right […]

  • Woman’s Cousin Says She was Leaving Boyfriend Before Deadly I-80 Crash

    EAST BAY — Thursday was just another day at work for Robert Graham until his phone rang over and over again. “Devyn’s mother said, ‘It wasn’t an accident, it wasn’t an accident,'” Graham said. “She was crying her eyes out and I couldn’t get anything else out of her.” His cousin, Devyn Graham, was killed in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 in Gold Run. “It’s the most senseless, disgusting thing I’ve ever heard of,” Robert Graham told FOX40. Robert […]