Digging hard on a story is what I live for. As an investigative reporter, I work to hold the powerful accountable and tell the stories of our community’s most vulnerable citizens.
I am a firm believer in the power of journalism and a vocal supporter of the First Amendment. I also feel the media is a crucial component to a free and open society and am guided by the principal every day.
Before coming to KTVU, I worked as a reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle where I covered our region and state’s biggest stories. I developed a deep knowledge of the criminal legal system and closely followed the state and federal courts.
I have also covered the sweeping criminal justice reforms that have taken hold around the Bay Area and country in wake of many controversial police killings.
I’m from Eugene, Oregon where I also went to college at the University of Oregon. I studied journalism and fell in love with the craft. I worked for our school’s newspaper before moving to Portland where I began my writing career.
I later started working for KGW-TV and set about learning every aspect of the TV news business.
When I take a break from my work, I enjoy going on hikes, playing sports, listening to records and taking pictures. I am the father of two energetic toddlers and frequently build LEGOs, race Hot Wheels and patiently sit down for tea parties.
Dozens of serious cases have been languishing in San Francisco for years without going to trial. The coronavirus made an already dysfunctional system even worse.
San Jose residents whose homes were damaged by fire are furious after waiting months to get a permit from the city.
Reform efforts in Antioch are in the spotlight after two recent in-custody deaths of people experiencing mental health crises.
Police seized an arsenal of ghost guns and explosives after a suspect opened fire on a repo man in San Francisco, officials said.
Officers said they tried de-escalation techniques without success. Police said that Calel tried to get into a car that was stopped at a red light and yelled at the driver to let him inside.
Criminal justice reform advocates are continuing their push to end mass incarceration and increase police accountability this year. Many see it as the civil rights issue of our time.
The Berkeley city council voted to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level offenses and other reforms on Tuesday in an effort to reduce racial disparities in policing.
The family of a 30-year-old Antioch man who died when police responded to a mental heath crisis filed a wrongful death claim Thursday alleging police asphyxiated the man with a knee to his neck.
An Antioch man died after an officer pressed his knee on the back of the man’s neck while he was suffering a mental health crisis, family members told KTVU Wednesday.
As of March 15, California healthcare providers can begin vaccinating people ages 16-64 with the highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.