I discovered the thrill of television news at CPTV, the campus TV station at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I earned my degree in Journalism.
I began my career in television as a producer at KCOY in Santa Maria, CA. Later, I started reporting at KIEM in Eureka and then moved on to News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, NC. I ultimately returned to KCOY as an anchor and reporter. I was co-anchoring five evening newscasts when I left for ABC7 News in October of 2011!
In North Carolina, I covered hurricanes. In Santa Maria, I covered the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, and a few years later, the pop star's death. I've been inside a space launch complex at Vandenberg Air Force Base and talked rodeo and politics with Steve Ford, son of President and Betty Ford, at Steve's Central Coast ranch. But in this business, you've never "seen it all."
I live in San Francisco and enjoy jogging along the Marina Green to Hoppers Hands. One of my three sisters also lives here. She is my best friend and city tour guide. (Hi Emily!)
Our parents still live in SJC and it is one of my favorite vacation destinations!
If you have a story idea for me, or just want to say hello, find me on Facebook. I also love to tweet!
Katie is an anchor and reporter for ABC7 News.
A car crash involving one of Google's self-driving cars happened Friday afternoon on a Mountain View road. The wreck left a Lexus SUV badly damaged.
Two students have now confessed to placing swastikas and hateful language on residence halls.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been vocal about police shootings, with his recent kneeling during the national anthem. That protest has earned his national attention, but now death threats.
The man accused of beating of an 88-year-old woman in the South Bay made his first court appearance Monday, facing a long list of charges.
Officials have released the identity of the Mountain View man who they believe was killed on Highway 101 in Palo Alto when a large brass bolt the size of a baseball went flying through his windshield.