Storytelling has been my passion for as long as I can remember.
I never realized I was any good at it until I started writing for my college newspaper at Sonoma State University.
I began my journalism career as a writer for the Sonoma State Star and eventually became news editor of the newspaper. Those years as a college journalist inspired to me to pursue journalism as a full-time career.
I graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in communication and media studies and political science. I began my post-college journalism career at the Vacaville Reporter, a daily newspaper in Northern California. I covered the county court system and spent most of my time inside the courtroom, learning the ins and outs of the legal system and reporting on it.
I’ll always have a place in my heart for newspapers. Something about the roughness of the paper and the ink left on my hands after a morning read will always bring me joy.
After a year with the Reporter, I left print journalism and joined the assignment desk at FOX40 News in Sacramento, Calif. Television news offers more immediacy and urgency than print — and that’s what I’m enjoying most as an assignment editor.
During my time at FOX40, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a digital content producer and occasional field producer — writing stories for both broadcast and online. Those experiences have allowed me to learn all aspects of television news. There is so much more to TV news than the faces viewers see on their screens and I’m thankful my position allows me to learn all sides of the industry.
In the future, I hope to return to reporting. I love to tell stories and I enjoy finding people in my community with stories that deserve to be told.
The assignment desk takes me away from my reporting roots — so in time, I hope to report again.
I created this website while I was in college to showcase my best written work from both my professional and college journalism career. Use the portfolio tab to see the stories I’m most proud of.
All my published work can be found here.
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