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One thing I love about working in TV news is that almost every day when I come into work I never know what I’m going to be doing. This was the case last Thursday when...

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KCRA Lake Tahoe Goldfish

Monster Goldfish Goes Monster

February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

A month ago KCRA reporter Kevin Oliver and I drove up to Lake Tahoe to spend the morning with some marine scientists who made an amazing discovery — that ordinary o to 2-inch long goldfish...

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KCRA – $6 Bag O’ Books!

January 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Heading out of KCRA this morning with morning anchor Mae Fesai to shoot a story at Raley’s about their football deli food for 49ers fans for the game today. “Then we have to go shoot...

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Hanging with my new people at the Sac-Anime Convention. (I came as a character from REI.)

KCRA Sac-Anime Convention

January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Sac-Anime Convention is going on this weekend downtown at the Sacramento Convention Center. I was sent over to grab a quick VO-SOT, a :20-second reader leading up to a short interview soundbite. I expected...

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KCRA Canon PowerShot WX Airchecks cropped 1-3-2013

Canon PowerShot Footage Airs On KCRA-TV News

January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

As I posted a few days ago, this past Monday, New Year’s Eve, I purchased the Canon PowerShot SX 260 HS compact pocket camera at Best Buy. When I came into work on Wednesday, I...

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Former KZAP DJ back at home at the microphone in the KDVS studio.

KZAP Lives Again At KDVS

November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

For 48-hours on November 8-9, 2012, the U.C. Davis student-run campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM. I was sent out to do a story on this for KCRA’s 6 o’clock news. KZAP was one of...

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Mike in the field 6-27-2012

KCRA Photographers Reporting In The A-Block

July 31, 2012 | 1 Comments

The Olympics are in full swing, both on NBC and for the newsroom staffs of NBC-affiliates across the country. At KCRA we have crews crews assigned to the Olympic Zone, a KCRA produced local Olympic...

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KCRA Eclipse 5-26-2012

Eclipse Update – Video Highlights

May 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Solar eclipse was one week ago today. On that afternoon KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, broadcast 90-minutes of live coverage from 5-7 o’clock, with a half hour for NBC Nightly News at 5:30-6 P.M. As...

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Photo taken by a truck driver who was watching the eclipse with me for a while.

Covering The Eclipse

May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

News is not a regularly scheduled thing. Sometimes things happen on your days off and a call for volunteers is put out. I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy, the planets and alignments — so eclipses...

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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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The book year is now available on Amazon! Breaking Into TV News – How To Get A Job & Excel As A TV Reporter-Photographer goes on sale on Amazon as of today. It is larger...

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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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Nello Olivo holding one of his special bottles of wine in his wine tasting room in Placerville.

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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Just a few of the good workers in the donations receiving room at Goodwill at Watt & El Camino in Sacramento.

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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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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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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KWCH Runners 1984

KWCH – Runners Photo Essay 1984

October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m posting this as an historical artifact. It isn’t great television, in fact, it’s the kind of story that I don’t think anyone does anymore. This story is significant for one major thing in my...

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