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“First and foremost, a public servant.”
This motto and view point continues to shape the journalist I am, and aspire to be.
Reporting and anchoring are responsibilities I do not take lightly. I view it as my way to give back, and my way to better the community I live in.
A Coloradoan at heart, I was born in San Francisco. My extended family has called Northern California home for decades. I’ve spent summers and holidays learning to love the bay area and all of the fascinating adventures it has to offer. In 2012, an internship in Sacramento refocused my goal of coming back, hoping to someday work in news here.
Returning to Sacramento in 2015 to work for FOX40 was a dream come true! A wonderful chance to become part of a community that I love.
I’m a proud graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Metropolitan State University, earning multiple degrees in political science, speech communication, and broadcast journalism.
I was fortunate to begin my career in Montana, joining the Montana Television Network in 2013. My adventures there took me all across the state, from Great Falls to Billings. Living and working in Montana gave me a sense of balance.
Prior to working in broadcasting, I spent six years as a behavior therapist in Colorado. This had a big impact on the woman I am today. I learned patience, respect, and most importantly, compassion. I remain a strong advocate and friend for those with developmental disabilities.
If I’m not in the newsroom you’ll find me running marathons, hiking with my German Shepherd “Casper,” or hunting for the best sushi spot!


Recent Articles
  • National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

    October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Simone is out at Front Street Animal Shelter learning about what kind of things potential adoptive parents should consider when searching for a new pet. Bobby Mann from Front Street Animal Shelter and Ashley Smentek from Gold Hill Canine have a few suggestions on how to find the perfect pet for your home.

  • Sacramento Business Journal: Sacramento’s Fastest-Growing Companies

    Sacramento Business Journal Editor Adam Steinhauer joins us to talk about some of the fastest growing companies in our region.

  • Using Bronzer This Summer: What to Avoid

    Jennifer Jones from the Blades and Brushes Studio stopped by to tell us how to use bronzer during the summer and the biggest mistakes people can make. These are the products she used: Hoola Blush (Benefit Cosmetics) – $27 Queen Collection Ebony Bronzer (Covergirl) – $7 Give Me Sun Mineralized Skinfinish (MAC) – $34 Butter Bronzer (Physicians Formula) – $12

  • What You Should Know About The Keto Diet

    The keto diet is becoming more and more popular, but is it right for you? Karina Wright, dietician and founder of the California Nutrition Group, stops by the studio to help break down what you need to know before you start.

  • Great Outdoors Week: Shadow Glen Riding Stables

    In honor of FOX40’s Great Outdoors Week, Simone is out in Fair Oaks at the Shadow Glen Riding Stables with one of the owners Terry Howard. Shadow Glen Riding Stables has been serving the Sacramento area for over 35 years. It’s nicely nestled in a corner of Mississippi Bar on acreage that is leased from the California State Parks Department. As you pull in the drive way you can feel the “Old West” and you know you’re in for a […]

  • Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

    Mass shootings have unfortunately become all too common. Karry Harris and Dan Davis, both of National Violent Intruder Preparedness Solutions, join FOX40 in the studio to talk about what you need to know in the event you find yourself in an active shooter situation.

  • National Tot Day at Tank House

    The folks over at Tank House in downtown Sacramento are celebrating National Tot Day with a variety Dirty Tots.

  • Cooking: Fat City Prepares for Dine Downtown

    Executive Chef Christian Viau introduces two dishes Fat City Bar and Cafe will be preparing for the 13th annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week. Grab tickets to enjoy Fat City’s organic salmon with pineapple salsa and roasted thyme and honey parsnips on a bed of black rice. Then finish off the meal with a banana cream pie. Dine Downtown starts Friday. Tickets cover a three-course prix fixe meal at any participating restaurant. Make reservations at Fat City in Old Sacramento through […]

  • San Joaquin International Film Festival Highlights Local Stories

    The ninth annual San Joaquin International Film Festival will celebrate local stories for one day in December. The festival offers a great opportunity for the public to catch independent films on the big screen, says the festival’s founder and director Sophoan Sorn. Buy tickets to see the films playing on Dec. 16, including “Dolores,” “Listen” and “The Paris Opera,” by visiting the festival site.