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 the height of the shopping season, federal agents made a bust of high-end counterfeit items in the South Bay.
With the start of crab season delayed due to toxic ocean conditions, fishermen and Bay Area crab lovers are out of luck this Thanksgiving.
A man was shot and injured at the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage near San Francisco's Westfield mall and the search to find the gunman caused the garage to be locked down.
Business owners and homeowners say they have struggled to get the city to fix a flooding and sewage problem in their Mission Terrace neighborhood.
Facebook founder and future dad, Mark Zuckerberg, says he's going to take two months paternity leave when his daughter is born.