I never thought I’d be working as a TV guy especially since I was very shy as a kid.
Let’s face it, I was a nerd. I loved books growing up and my parents were kind enough to enroll me in a book club early in life.
I was never the kid doing presentations in front of the class preferring to watch quietly from the back.
There were clues though. Often when things happened around San Francisco I would try to get as much information as I could and give updates to my dad who was also an avid news watcher.
I realize now that it is my dad’s love of news and sports that influenced my ultimate career choice. I’m also lucky my mom’s determination rubbed off on me.
In high school I started writing for the student newspaper. As a freshman at U.C. Berkeley, I volunteered at the campus radio station. I was assigned to cover local news on campus. From there I was hooked. My reports often made it on the evening radio news. I enjoyed being the guy to find out and present the news.
I continued my career in radio after college and eventually made the transition to TV news. I still get excited about my job and enjoy bringing pertinent, funny, or just interesting information to the viewers.
I am a life-long Bay Area resident and appreciate the privilege of being able to report in the area where I grew up.