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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
  • Teachers Often Work Two, Sometimes Three, Jobs to Make Ends Meet

    ROCKLIN — Every day, after class ends and the students leave, you can find first-grade teacher Melanie Frost in her classroom preparing her lesson for the next day. But she can’t stay long. Four days a week, Frost rushes from her job at Valley View Elementary School in Rocklin, to her second job tutoring students at their homes. On some nights, Frost, a mother of two boys, heads to her third job at Bayside Adventure Church in Roseville, where she […]

  • ‘Paradise is Home:’ Personal Stories Emerge from Camp Fire

    PARADISE — As the Camp Fire continues to rage in Butte County, personal stories from survivors and firefighters are emerging. Jody Jones – Mayor of Paradise Mayor Jody Jones lost everything to the fire that raged through her town. She estimates the majority of Paradise’s homes are gone. “It’s pretty devastating. It’s huge,” she told FOX40. “I would say 90 percent of our homes are gone. The entire town council lost their homes, half of our police department, most of […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Roseville

    This week for In Your Neighborhood, Simone got to spend the morning in Roseville at some popular spots. Bloom Coffee and Tea Indoor Skydiving at iFly  Carnagie Museum Denio’s Farmer’s Market

  • HALLOWEEK: Spirit Hunting at Dad’s Kitchen

    SPIRIT HUNTING: Dad’s Kitchen on Freeport Boulevard is known to have spiritual patrons. Simone did some investigating with Sacramento Paranormal Intuitive Research Investigation Team and she may have communicated with a ghost named Ben.

  • HALLOWEEK: Best and Worst Candy for Your Kid’s Teeth

    Dr. Elizabeth Demichelis with the California Dental Association Foundation is in the kitchen with Simone revealing which candies are the best and worst for your kid’s teeth. CDA Cares Free Dental Clinic Fri. – Sat., Oct. 26-27 Modesto Centre Plaza Doors open at 5:30 a.m. Free parking, no ID required

  • HALLOWEEK: Quick and Easy Makeup Looks for Halloween

    FOX40 is kicking off Halloween Week — Halloweek for short — by showcasing some quick and easy makeup looks to use as your costume. A lot of this could be done with makeup you already probably have. Erika is a mermaid. Sierra is a sugar skull. Amy is a floral fairy.

  • HALLOWEEK: How to Choose a Safe Costume for Your Pet

    Simone is in the studio with Joan Stone from Camp Bow Wow Fair Oaks learning the safest ways to let your pets in on the Halloween fun. Dressing up your pet for Halloween can be harmful. Costumes should not constrict the animal’s movement, hearing or sight, or impede their ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, it may be helpful to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, don’t bother. Before your […]

  • 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.