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.
Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams has pledged to reform the police department following a decade of scandal and controversial police killings. Civil Right's groups and family members of people killed by police are skeptical he has what it takes.
Some Bay Area police departments edit police body-worn camera footage before releasing it to the public. Some activists say many departments go too far in manipulating the footage to spin a more favorable story. Others say editing video can provide important context that may not be visible in the raw footage.
Long-time progressive San Francisco politician David Campos was hired as the new chief of staff at the district attorney's office.
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, his predecessor George Gascón, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton, and San Joaquin County’s Tori Salazar are the founding members of the Prosecutors Alliance of California, a new law enforcement association focused on criminal justice reform.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is warning residents to get ready for more power shutoffs to prevent another wildfire catastrophe. But the warning comes amid concurrent disasters already plaguing California.
A Santa Rosa woman whose son and his father died from fentanyl is sharing her story and hoping it can help other addicts get clean.
Members of the newly sworn SFPD academy class tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
San Francisco's opioid epidemic is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic with experts fearing that measures to combat the virus may be inadvertently leading to more fatal overdoses.
Before he was fired last year, the former chief administrator at the San Francisco medical examiner's office said in a lawsuit that he was told to alter the autopsy report on the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
A man accused of a bloody rampage earlier this year in San Francisco's Tenderloin had been placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold but was released after only a few hours, records show.