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 reports weekdays for the ABC7 Mornings News and anchors ABC7 Morning News on Saturdays!
President Obama had nothing to say in public about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash or the Middle East conflict during his 16 hour trip to the Bay Area.
Crews are working to secure a building after a truck crashed into the front of a liquor store in San Leandro.
A high tech plan to ease traffic around the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium will be presented to the Santa Clara City Council Tuesday night.
Hundreds of Bay Area families stood in line for hours to register for free backpacks and school supplies at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose.
An East Bay congressman took part in a hearing in which Texas' governor asked the White house to help with the immigration crisis.