I feel incredibly blessed to be able to report in the Bay Area, specifically from the South Bay where I’m from. I grew up watching the 10 p.m. news on KTVU and to be a part of the team is a dream come true.
Raised in Milpitas, I went to elementary school at Holy Spirit School in Fremont and then Notre Dame High School in downtown San Jose (I mention my schools because I’m so grateful for my teachers and the education I received!). I earned a Journalism degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
My career started at The Filipino Channel reporting for “Balitang America” in Redwood City. I then worked at KCBY in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon, KION/KCBA in Monterey/Salinas and KVVU in Las Vegas before joining KTVU in April of 2014.
My career achievements include an Emmy nomination while working in Las Vegas for teacher background checks. Also in Vegas, I reported for Fox News with Shepard Smith after a gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip upset with a club’s cover charge.
I also helped my station KION receive a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of the Giants fan Bryan Stow attack. In 2019, I received a John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association for a story on a pending teacher’s strike in San Jose.
However, my greatest achievement is becoming a mom to a now toddler.
Thank you for watching KTVU Fox 2. It’s an honor to report the news to a community I care deeply about, my hometown! Feel free to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
People have been trying to spread cheer, from a distance.
Some businesses and individuals are stepping up to help first responders and healthcare workers dealing with the pandemic. On Thursday night, Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant in Fremont provided 40 free meals to police officers.
On Wednesday, in Santa Clara County, there were 84 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported. It’s the largest number reported in a single day now that testing is readily available. There is also one new death bringing the death toll to 17.
On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee announced the summer 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the first time a global health issue has caused the Olympic games to be suspended.
CDC says young people are not immune to COVID-19.
Health officials said the new tactic of social distancing will dramatically slow the spread of the coronavirus, but how well are people doing that?
Santa Clara County's Sheriff released six inmates from custody early to help slow spread of the novel coronavirus.
Zanotto's Family Markets will have hours for only seniors to shop at their South Bay grocery stores.
On Wednesday, the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force singled out Santa Clara County and said gatherings should be limited to 250 people. It comes as a legally-binding order prohibiting events with 1,000 people is now in effect.
Santa Clara County’s ban on large gatherings of more than 1,000 people goes into effect Wednesday to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Small businesses in downtown San Jose said they are already taking a financial hit.