From covering presidents, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Olympics to the Academy Awards and serial killers, I've seen and written about it all from New York, Los Angeles and Sacramento. I'm a former reporter/editor for The Associated Press, newspaper reporter and Huffington Post blogger who worked in broadcast news for 20 years. I've won Edward R. Murrow and AP awards and trained more than 100 journalists. So many stories are out there. I'm here to tell them.


May 18, 2020

              (Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner)

Twilight. Such a magical, mystical word and time. As a lifelong night owl, it's my favorite part of the day. It's when the sun starts to descend, casting a golden glow over the tall grasses and...

April 15, 2020

I don't know what to say right now, and I usually have no problem with that. I've always been able to give advice and draw on my life experiences to try and give wisdom to my daughters about any problems they faced, whether it be life, love, work, friends, exercise, ea...

April 3, 2020

 It can be hard to be happy, hopeful or even smile during a pandemic. We've never been under this type of extended lock down before in California and facing grim health statistics that keep rising each day. But many people are finding ways to get creative to spread som...

March 25, 2020

What California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday, March 19, 2020 around 6:30 pm was unprecedented in the history of California and the United States. He effectively shut down the most populous state in America to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. California...

March 23, 2020

Bayside Church Pastor Ray Johnston admits he was a little worried the weekend of March 15th when the Sacramento-area mega church decided to close its eight campuses and offer online services instead due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I was kind of depressed, to be honest...

March 23, 2020

It was an April morning, and I was running late and rushing to get to work. My boss met me at the elevator, but that wasn’t unusual. He sometimes pulled me aside to talk about personnel matters. He led me back to the big boss’s office, where I was told to take a seat w...

March 23, 2020

Ken LaGrande’s Sun Valley Rice reached a deal in July to export his rice to China, the first time a California rice farmer sold their product to China.

Ken LaGrande was with his family in London in early July when he received the blockbuster news. His global rice team w...

March 23, 2020

When you walk into Sacramento Pipeworks, in a vintage brick building on North 16th Street that was once a metal factory, the first thing you see is a massive, 40-foot climbing wall partners work together to scale — one climbing and the other holding the safety rope, a...

September 25, 2019

On April 29, 1939, a staggering 50,000 people turned out for the dedication of the Sacramento Air Depot, which went on to become McClellan Air Force Base, a critical asset for the United States during World War II and an economic engine for the Sacramento region. Local...

September 23, 2019

Family Affair

After Rusty and Dave Prevatt decided to leave their father’s insurance practice, he followed them into the exciting new world of video.

 Photo by Fred Greaves

(This story first appeared in Comstock's magazine in June 2019)

On a cold and dark overcast morning,...

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