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.


July 18, 2018

The news that would knock me off my feet came on a late Tuesday night on April 25th, 2018. I was up late as usual writing because I'm a night owl. I glanced at Twitter and saw her Tweet: An arrest has been made in the East Area Rapist case.

Holy Shit! I said at 12:26 am...

June 19, 2018

It was on a warm summer night on my way home from a soccer match when the text came through.  It was from my neighbor, Janice, and it was blunt and to the point. "There is a coroner's van parked by your house. 'John' hung himself in his garage." 

John was our neigh...

May 3, 2018

 Social Media has drastically and dramatically changed the way we do news in the past decade.  We are required to do so much these days. Reporters are on scene of a breaking news story and are required to go live, Tweet, Facebook Live or Periscope, take pictures and vi...

April 18, 2018

She called me unexpectedly one day. I was busy at work and was stunned when I answered the phone. We had not talked in 10-15 years. Things were strained between us. Actually, not friendly at all. I went into a private room and listened. She was seeking information abou...

April 6, 2018

 Photo by KFBK's Joe Michaels

The March 18th shooting death of Stephon Clark by two Sacramento Police officers led to more than two weeks of protests, marches, rallies, vigils, meetings and news conferences of a magnitude never experienced before in the community. Sacra...

March 21, 2018

Innovative Journalism

He killed 12 people. Raped more than 50 women. His crime spree in the mid 1970s left the Sacramento area paralyzed with fear. His crimes centered around Carmichael, Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. Two occurred right down the street where I live....

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