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!
Stormy weather is causing flight delays at SFO for travelers at the start of the holiday travel season.
The city has finally responded to complaints regarding a messy piece of city-owned property that neighbors have been complaining about for months.
After the two recent rounds of flooding, residents are bracing for the next storm that could flood them again.
In the North Bay residents say they have seen worse flood conditions, but they were keeping a close eye on the floodwaters creeping towards their homes.
Could you use a little calming influence in your life? Well, a new device developed in the Bay Area is designed to put you in a less stressful place.