If you've watched Eyewitness News for any length of time, you know that we're all about investigations. That's where I come in. I'm the investigative reporter here and I think I have the most interesting job in town.
I started here in October 2014. I'm not counting, but I'm guessing by now that means I've listened to about 8,000 messages on our Tip Line (869-2929).
It's my job to investigate your tips and to ask tough questions that hold powerful people in Kern County accountable. I file lots of public records requests and enjoy making your local government more transparent.
In addition to the Tip Line, I also produce feature stories and spend a good deal of time covering high-profile criminal trials in court.
I'm also a Valley guy. Raised in nearby Visalia, I spent much of my life passing through Bakersfield on the 99 on the way to/from home. I never saw much more of Bakersfield until the last couple of years, but my wife and I are enjoying living here.
I graduated from Liberty University in 2013 with a degree in journalism and began my media career as a newspaper reporter for the Visalia Times-Delta. I wrote about a variety of topics in print, from crime and politics to food and features.
But after a while, I got the itch to try TV news. I'm grateful Eyewitness News offered me that opportunity.
Away from the studio, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Jeannette, playing the trombone and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Diamondbacks. I work out regularly at In-Shape and am very involved at RiverLakes Community Church. If you see me out and about, please say hello!
My stories air primarily on weekdays during the 5 and 6 o'clock newscasts, but I also anchor our Eyewitness News Investigates show Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.