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.
Dogs are bringing comfort to families who lost a loved one in a fire that ripped through the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland late Friday night.
President-elect Trump has broken another barrier and has spoken to the president of Taiwan for the first time since 1979.
A Santa Cruz college student jumped out of a moving car after she was picked up by a stranger who wouldn't let her out.
Rogelio Chavez has been on the run since before Thanksgiving, and was captured in San Jose late Wednesday night. He is in police custody.
Santa Clara County Sheriff's confirm that 26-year-old Laron Campbell was apprehended late Tuesday evening in Antioch. The search continues for the last remaining escapee from the jailbreak: Rogelio Chavez.