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.
The median price of a home in the San Francisco Bay Area has shot past $1 million, according to the California Association of Realtors. The association also saw a record number of homes sold last month despite the pandemic.
Another upcoming celebration that’s going to be impacted by the pandemic is Halloween. On Wednesday, health officials in Contra Costa County urged families to avoid trick or treating calling it too risky.
Much of the Bay Area had good air quality on Tuesday with blue skies visible. It’s welcome relief after a record stretch of unhealthy air.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday for San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. This year, the beloved holiday tradition will be a drive-thru event. For the first time in 41 years, it will also be held in a new setting with a fee.
The Bay Area’s record string of consecutive “Spare the Air” days shows no signs of ending. Friday marks the 25th day in a row. Air quality officials say it's an unfortunate trend likely to continue as fire seasons worsen.
The ominous skies are adding to some people’s stress and anxiety and the darkness in daytime can even disturb sleep patterns. Experts said normalize and don’t make it worse than what it is.
Amid the heat, air quality remained an issue on Tuesday. It marked a record 22 consecutive days of Spare the Air alerts. Smoke from the wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality up and down the state.
In 2008, the East Bay Express named the Uptown, the Bay Area's best rock club.
In Santa Clara County, salons, barbershops, and malls are allowing customers inside. Next week, the county may get the green light from the state to resume more indoor operations.
At last check, the fire has destroyed more than 925 homes. Past and present Santa Cruz County Supervisors are not surprised the numbers rival that of the Loma Prieta earthquake and like the earthquake, rebuilding could take years.