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This is a TV news story that I shot, reported, wrote and edited that ran on KCRA-TV’s Common Ground on Saturday May 19, 2012. In daily news we live under very strong time constraints of...

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A month ago I reported a story KCRA Channel 3 Reports about a delegation of Chinese businessmen and government officials from Funan County in the People’s Republic of China coming to Sacramento to look at...

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This past week I was a guest on KCRAChannel 3 Reports at 7 A.M. with host Adrienne Bankert to discuss my new book Breaking Into TV News: How To Get A Job & Excel As...

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KCRA Olivia Morgan Graduates

May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saturday at KCRA, my end of the week. After quickly shooting a story on an auction of California state government surplus i was given printouts for three addition stories for me to shoot quickly throughout...

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In Breaking Into TV News – How To Get A Job & Excel As A Reporter-Photographer is a section on “Writing” where I present five different stories that I’ve done as a reporter-photographer, starting with...

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KCRA Chinese Businessmen In Sacramento

March 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

A delegation of Chinese government leaders and businessmen from Funan County in China are visiting Sacramento, considering setting up a distribution center here for their products — baskets and woven furniture. I’ve seen woven baskets...

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KCRA Nello Olivo’s Award-Winning Wine–Dipped

February 7, 2012 | 1 Comments

I’ve done a couple of posts about my friend Nello Olivo’s award-winning wines. He introduced his wines starting in 2010 and in his first year alone won over 24 state, national and international awards. He...

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Good Deeds Open Doors At Goodwill

January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The last day of 2011. New Year’s Eve. KCRA reporter Brian Hickey and I are sent out on assignment to cover people making last minute donations to get breaks on their 2011 taxes. Last year...

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Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 I’ve really been looking forward to this Christmas Day. It’s one of those rare Christmas Days where I actually have the day off. News is a 7-day-a-week business and Christmas...

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Every now and then in the business of TV news you get a chance to meet and do a story on someone who’s work you admire and who had been a part of something historic....

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Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend and former co-worker at KCRA asking if I could help out a filmmaker friend of hers. Her friend had a short film and wanted to...

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Christmas Is Upon Us

November 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Christmas Season is officially here. Known as “Black Friday,” the first day after Thanksgiving when all the stores are mad with super-low one-day sales and the public turns into shopping zombies to get deals...

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Late yesterday I got these text messages from Leslie Korrine with the Sacramento SPCA: “We have been inundated. Running out of animals!! It’s been a madhouse. People lined up at 8am.” Then from me: “Did...

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KCRA – SPCA Adopt-A-Thon Preview 11-11-2011

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m rushing to post this story this evening to help promote the Sacramento SPCA 11-11 adoption drive that begins tomorrow, Friday, November 11 — 11/11. On an average day the SPCA adopts out 25-35 pets...

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You never know what people are going to like. I was crossing the newsroom where there was a news meeting going on and one of the managers said, “We really liked the pictures you got...

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KCRA – Searching For WWII MIA’s

October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A month or so ago we got an e-mail at KCRA about two local people who were putting together a coffee table book about searching for lost servicemen from World War Two. This e-mail led...

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My 2010 MMJ Resume Reel

September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, after I posted my 1995 resume reel, I got to thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve put together an audition reel or a compilation of my work. I’m a...

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Remembering the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm

August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, October 20, 1991, the hills above Oakland and Berkeley, California, were ravaged by an extraordinary firestorm. Immediately, KCRA-TV, in Sacramento, dispatched every available crew and as many other photographers and reporters who they...

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