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!
One tour bus company that takes people to Napa's wine country says business is down following the earthquake, but drivers are assuring people the vineyards and tasting rooms are safe and not to be missed.
The leader of a city hall too familiar with earthquakes toured the damage in Napa Tuesday morning. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also offered to help.
Crews lay down the replacement sod at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara ahead of Sunday's 49ers game against the Chargers, while an attorney raises rail safety concerns.
There was another police involved shooting in a St. Louis suburb rocked with three straight days of violent protests.
There has been an outbreak of gun violence in Antioch over the past 36 hours, where four people were injured after being shot in separate incidents.