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 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 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

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...

March 25, 2018

The California state Capitol was the site for one of the largest March for Life protests in the state on Saturday. High school students gathered at Crocker Park in Sacramento and marched to the capitol carrying signs "Never Again" and "End Gun Violence."

They were met b...

March 18, 2018

Even though it was St. Patrick's Day, a night usually associated with parties and bar hopping, a sellout but shivering crowd filled Papa Murphy's Field for the 5th season opener for Sacramento Republic FC.

Wearing beanies, scarfs and down jackets, soccer fans huddled cl...

March 15, 2018

The clock struck 10 and they began walking out. By the hundreds, by the thousands, by the tens of thousands across Sacramento, California and the United States. High school students took 17 minutes out of their school day Wednesday to honor their fellow students gunned...

March 8, 2018

Each night for more than 50 years, hundreds of people gather on a pier in Key West to watch the sunset together, sipping Rum Runners and munching on conch fritters. At the Albuquerque

International Balloon Fiesta, visitors rise before sunrise to watch the colorful launc...

February 22, 2018

It started as an ordinary January afternoon in the newsroom. I was working the broadcast desk for The Associated Press in Los Angeles, putting together stories for the state and national wire. A story crossed that made me let out a wail loud enough for a co-worker to a...

February 21, 2018

She was about to cover her first NBA playoffs and was nervous. My hometown team, the Sacramento Kings, were going up against the Los Angeles Lakers with Shaq and Kobe and everyone was super excited. But when my reporter arrived at the arena for a live shot, she panicke...

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