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.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has agreed to pay more than $22,000 in fines for several ethics violations committed while in political office that raised questions about her personal and political relationships, officials said Tuesday.
An intruder at a disabled woman's San Francisco home was arrested just days after getting out of jail.
Thieves are increasingly stealing small ticket items like laundry detergent and razors, which authorities say they can easily fence online and at local flea markets.
Even with a number of high-profile seizures of illegal fireworks, authorities believe they've only scratched the surface of a growing multi-million dollar black market.
A broad daylight shooting that left a 21-year-old Watsonville woman wounded was just one troubling case of gun violence that continues to increase in San Francisco.
A year after Oakland police deployed tear gas and projectiles on protesters following a youth rally for George Floyd, officials have not disclosed whether officers acted within policy.
While a motive for the shooting has not been publicly revealed, VTA gunman Sam Cassidy's ex-wife said he had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago.
The ex-girlfriend of VTA shooting suspect Sam Cassidy said he "exhibited major mood swings as result of bi-polar disorder," in court documents from the time they dated.
The alleged gunman in a San Jose shooting that left 9 dead, including the shooter, was identified as a VTA employee. An ex-girlfriend called him abusive, co-workers called him “strange,” and at least one neighbor said he had a hot temper.
While every law enforcement agency in California is now required to have a de-escalation policy, critics say many agencies aren't backing up the law with adequate training. The San Francisco Police Department has been doing de-escalation training for years, leading to significant declines in use-of-force incidents.