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.
Diane Knoles, the managing attorney of homicide unit at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, has resigned. She's the latest veteran attorney to leave the office after Chesa Boudin was sworn in earlier this year.
The Oakland Police Department said it began allowing sex offenders to register in person or remotely on Tuesday after KTVU began asking questions about its shuttered registry unit.
The Oakland Police Department has suspended registrations for sex offenders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, offenders who want to follow the law are in violation and the city has no up-to-date records on the locations of hundreds of sex offenders.
A group of fortune tellers are accused of swindling a Los Gatos kindergarten teacher out of her home and all her possessions. Victoria Nelson is now suing the group, hoping to get some of her life back.
Investigators found a severed human head in a refrigerator while conducting an investigation into a missing person case on Sunday in San Francisco, sources said.
Despite being some of the most crucial workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, home healthcare workers say they're underpaid and lack enough personal protective equipment.
A group of inmate advocates on Thursday urged county officials to close Santa Rita Jail in Dublin as the number of people infected with COVID-19 hit 12.