Katie Marzullo
Hello bright lights of San Francisco! I feel so lucky to be doing what I love in this a beautiful and dynamic city. I was actually born in the Bay Area (in Berkeley) but grew up in San Juan Capistrano in Southern California riding horses and raising goats for 4-H.

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.

At least two people have died from heat-related illness in San Jose this week. One was a homeless person in a car. Santa Clara County also had homeless people in mind when officials decided to open county libraries to pets.
The heat has turned deadly in the South Bay. Santa Clara County has confirmed at least two people died this week from heat-related illnesses.
A San Jose couple says someone stole their pet pig. The 100-pound animal was reportedly taken from their backyard on Sunday, and now they're offering a $500 reward for her return -- no questions asked.
The big question for so many about Oakland's Ghost Ship fire may never be answered. The Oakland Fire Department released its "Origin and Cause" report on the fire on Monday and it says they could not determine a specific cause.
The Santa Cruz Animal Shelter is overrun with black and white Boston Bull Terriers. The dogs were rescued from a home in Scotts Valley.