I love the mornings and interacting with viewers on social media. To say my journey to the KTVU morning team took a number of twists and turns would be an understatement.
After graduating from Campolindo High School in Moraga, I headed off to Chico State to studying broadcasting and got my first big break.
During my senior year, I walked to the local television station – KHSL – looking for a job. The weatherman had just quit so the new director asked me if I could do weather and I said ‘Yes!”
From there I went to KFTY Channel 50 in Santa Rosa and became the station’s first weather man. Years later then a young Bill Martin would take the same position.
After a few years, I traveled to San Jose and joined the news team headed by Jan Hutchins and Isabel Durant.
It was there where I covered my most memorable story – the killer storm that pounded the Bay Area in the early 1980s. I had to be helicoptered into the Monterey area because of the flooding caused by the storm.
t was that storm that introduced the term “El Nino” to most Bay Area viewers as mudslides killed people in both the Santa Cruz Mountains and in Sausalito.
When KICU dropped their newscast in the early 1990s my next stop was with the SportsChannel to report on one of my true loves – hockey.
I did locker room and intermission interviews during the San Jose Sharks games. The team went to the
Stanley Cup playoffs and among the opponents I got to interview was the great Wayne Gretzky.
From the Shark Tank, I went back weather at KMST in Monterey, then to KPIX here in San Francisco and WBBM in Chicago.
After a spot in Denver I returned to the Bay Area in 1999 and started here at KTVU in 2000.
Away from work I enjoy mountain biking and hiking in the East Bay hills. I love the Sharks, but the Detroit Red Wings also remain a favorite from the years as a child I lived near Motown.