After a ¼ century away from the Bay Area I finally got the call to come home! On a wild media tour through California, Michigan and New England….KPIX came calling in February of 2011 to anchor their Morning Show. You could hear my family cheering in the East Bay! I grew up in Walnut Creek and Orinda and graduated from Cal. So, if I happen to bellow out a “Go Bears” during the show…. It’s in my DNA.
My 1st five jobs were in Sports starting in Eureka at KIEM in 1985 where I made a 9-grand a year! I doubled that a year later in Manchester, NH at WMUR where I fell in love with the Granite State except for the months Jan, Feb & March! It’s chilly there, but oh it’s such a beautiful state! I landed in Boston in 1991 at WLVI where I did everything. Weekend Sports, Sports Director, Morning News Anchor, and Lead Anchor. A 14 year run covering everything from Larry Bird’s retirement, the Red Sox finally beating “The Curse”… and some guy named Brady who had a big run in Foxboro.
I moved to news in 2001 just months before the 9-11 attacks and covered all things New England for the next decade including 2 NH Primaries, Senator Ted Kennedy’s passing, and the RI Night Club fire. In 2007 I jumped ship to WFXT in Boston as their Weekend Anchor, News Reporter and Weekend Sports guy. If they let me do weather I would have done that too. In 1997 I snuck away to Detroit’s WJBK for one year as their Sports Director just in time for the Red Wings Stanley Cup run and that same guy named Brady won a National Title at Michigan before I headed back to Boston.
I have earned 4 emmys along the way, and I simply love what I do. My job is never boring because every day is different. I love telling personal stories and such a privilege to meet and report on our daily newsmakers. When I’m not getting up at “O-dark-thirty” for KPIX I love to work on my home. I took a lake cottage down to the studs in NH and rebuilt it by myself. It took me forever but the sense of pride in the work is incredible. I also have a deep affection for Lake Tahoe. There is simply no better place on earth. I love Baseball too. I would sleep at AT&T Park if they would let me. My claim to fame….I took one out at Fenway Park over the “Monster,” and I made a cameo in movie The Departed. I played a newscaster! A stretch I know!! I am thrilled to be back home and rediscovering the beautiful Bay Area. Please join me every weekday morning from 4:30-7 and Noon. And if you are a weekend early bird check out Bay Sunday on Sunday Mornings at 5:30 we’ll try and get your mornings cooking.
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A group of Australian basketball trick shot artists nailed a shot from 415 feet above the basket, atop the Gordon Dam in Tasmania.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Tommy Davidson who was in town for upcoming stand-up comedy performances. You know him from Showtime’s “Chocolate Sundae’s”, “The Proud Family”, “In Living Color”, “Black Dynamite” and more.
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“Cirque du Soleil’s Totem: A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind,” has performances in San Francisco now through Dec. 18 and returns to the Bay Area in San Jose on March 2.
“Fela! the Musical” is currently on tour and playing at the Curran Theater in San Francisco until Dec. 11. The show, which has won three Tony Awards, is based on a true story exploring the life of the late legendary Nigerian artist/activist/composer Fela Anikulapo Kuti.