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.
Water is infiltrating every nook and cranny of many mobile homes in San Jose. One park has 200 units that have been evacuated due to the relentless rising waters of Coyote Creek.
Monday's storm slammed into the South Bay creating traffic problems, road closures and flooding.
The South Bay Muslim community says the current executive order is contributing to Islamophobia and Thursday they came together to address the problem.
Several Bay Area businesses will shut their doors Thursday to participate in a nationwide protest called "A Day Without Immigrants."
Getting around the Santa Cruz Mountains is getting more difficult by the minute. Alternative routes to Highway 17 are being closed and drivers are getting frustrated. Some are even ignoring the signs.