• Magic Wheelchair


    July 31, 2017 – People often ask how we–as news people–cope with reporting on people’s worst days, how we stay positive in a world of negative, how we find joy in what we do. I always say it’s the people we meet, whose stories we tell–good or bad–that make the job rewarding. (more…)

  • Jail Escape


    January 26, 2017 – Talk about a wild crazy couple of news days! We had an exclusive Tuesday. A big one.

    First let’s go back to January 2016, when three prisoners escaped from Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana. (more…)

  • Bum Shoulder and a 4 Our Heroes Shoot


    Friday July 21, 2017 –  As you may know, I’m a television photojournalist. For twenty-three years I’ve covered news for NBC Los Angeles, not only around Southern California but also the world, loaded down with a beast of a camera–which leads to where I am now, with a bum shoulder. But hey… I’m adaptable, right? (more…)

  • Riding the High


    November 6, 2015 – What a week! I’m totally riding the high from the reaction to my BABES RIDE OUT  coverage. The news segment was the top post for NBC LA on Monday. (more…)

  • Work and Fun Collide: Babes Ride Out


    October 23, 2015 – It’s not often my news coverage intersects with my personal life (thank goodness), but in this case, it’s pretty darned great. There’s this cool thing called, BABES RIDE OUT, an all-girl motorcycle campout in Joshua Tree California.

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  • My Week In News


    OCTOBER 16, 2015 – It’s been an interesting week in the news biz. Fortunately, no crime scenes for me. Instead, we had a bit of looking back, a bit of civil disobedience done right, some heat and some wild coyotes, along with some long-overdue justice. Take a look. The Story Links will take you to the actual news clips on NBCLA.

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  • Marsy’s Law, A Funeral, and a Water Crisis


    APRIL 17, 20 and 21, 2015

    Two things happened to interfere with my blogging. One, the stories didn’t inspire me much, and two, Friday I got knocked down with a nasty migraine and passed out in the back of the newsvan halfway through the day, leaving Vikki to join another photographer to finish the day. (more…)

  • The Gray Area


    April 16, 2015

    Not everyday can be visually interesting. Today was one of those days. (more…)

  • Talk About Smart!


    April 15, 2015

    Ummm… Happy Tax Day? Ew. No. Nope. The words “happy” and “tax day” cannot be in the same sentence. Let’s just forget what today is, okay? Okay.

    If you read yesterday’s post, you know all about the Wild Goose Chase. Good news!! (more…)

  • Wild Goose Chase



    APRIL 14, 2015


    Here we are. April again. Something about April stirs my desire to blog about life. Last year, I blogged daily with my 100 Happy Days challenge. A couple years ago, I did Blog Every Day April. Maybe the urge hit this year because I’m procrastinating with two major novel editing tasks.

    Ahem.

    So let’s get to it, shall we? (The news day, not the procrastinating…) (more…)