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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
  • 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 […]

  • Deadly Crash along I-80 near Gold Run Investigated as Possible Kidnapping, Homicide

    GOLD RUN — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash along Interstate 80 near Gold Run as a possible kidnapping and homicide. A Placer County investigation team has been on the scene since around 9 a.m., when a black pickup truck rammed straight into a tree, killing both occupants. Investigators have information that the crash may not have been an accident. Drivers on the freeway at the time apparently indicated that the driver drove into the tree on […]

  • Good News for a Redding Family Despite Carr Fire Devastation

    REDDING –Viktorya Ford has just “been kind of camping out” before a road block on Quartz Hill Road in Redding. Just beyond the closure is her grandmother’s home. “My grandma is out of town and the fire was across the street from her house. I was hoping to get some of her things out,” said Ford. She asked us for a favor, to check if the home on River Ridge Drive was still standing. So many homes nearby were destroyed […]

  • Fire Shuts Down Highway 99 in Galt

    GALT — A fire in Galt snarled traffic along Highway 99 and Simmerhorn Road. Patrick McEnerney’s family business in Galt sits right next to his home. On Wednesday, he refused to let the fire take it down. “I came over to the house and started putting it out behind the house,” McEnerney said. Cain Brothers Body and Paint backs up to northbound Highway 99. So, when a fire sparked across the highway on Simmerhorn Road, McEnerney had to act. “It […]

  • Narcan: Local First Responders Give Overdose Reversal Drug to Hundreds Each Year

    SACRAMENTO — Fans are in shock after Demi Lovato reportedly overdosed in Los Angeles. “Celebrities draw attention to this but this is something that’s been happening for the last 30, 40 years,” said author Jason Smith. It’s something that happened to Smith. His opioid addiction started at 17 years old. “I overdosed a number of times,” Smith said. But Smith and Lovato have more than that in common. TMZ reports narcotic reversal drug Narcan, the nasal form of naloxone, revived Lovato. […]

  • Stockton Food Vendor Shot in an Attempted Robbery

    STOCKTON – The Stockton Police Department is seeing an increase in food vendor and delivery robberies and assaults. They’re a good target. This isn’t the first time a food vendor has been attacked in Stockton, but this is the first time in years one has been shot. FOX40 spoke to the victim Saturday with the help of a translator; he tells us he’s thankful to be alive. With a cart full of food, Bernardo Perez set up at Constitution Park […]

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