My name is Bhavisha, but most people call me “B” because my name is too difficult to pronounce.

I was born and raised in Northern California in a small town where the only fun thing to do was go to Target on a Friday night.

I always knew I wanted to work in TV news — I was the kid who sat on the playground reading a newspaper and asked my parents if I could stay up late, not to watch a scary movie but to watch the 10 p.m. news.

Aside from working brutal morning show hours, I also volunteer for a non-profit journalism organization where I help put on conferences for hundreds of journalism students. I also love sports, roller coasters, buffalo wings and high heels.

Follow me on twitter: @BhavishaPatel

Recent Articles
  • Recipe: Skirt Steak Yucatan from Bahama Breeze

    Skirt Steak Yucatan Ingredients 4 skirt steaks (approx. 10 oz. each) 1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper ½ teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon sea salt Pineapple Salsa Ingredients ½ pineapple, cored and cut into rounds ¼ cup red onions, chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped ½ tablespoon jalapeño, chopped ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 teaspoon salt, to taste  Directions Clean and oil your grill grates with cooking spray […]

  • Video shows mother pulling gun on would-be robber to protect kids

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. “All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something,” she told WPLG. That’s when the woman’s motherly instincts kicked in and she grabbed the shotgun from her bedroom. […]

  • Republicans may cut ‘essential health benefits’ to pass Trumpcare

    By Meg Wagner The road to ‘meaningless coverage’? In a last-minute bid to get their health care bill passed, House Republicans are considering killing federal regulations that require insurers to cover basic health services, such as maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health services, in plans offered to consumers. The proposal could woo on-the-fence conservatives into voting for the American Health Care Act, a Republican plan to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, by […]

  • Photos of veterans being neglected at VA cause outrage

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post them to Facebook. Now thousands of people are expressing outrage and the head of the medical center says an employee involved has been removed from patient care pending an internal review. Hanna and Stephen McMenamin posted photos of two veterans who were struggling in the waiting […]

  • Child, suspects found after Amber Alert issued for Yakima toddler taken at gunpoint

    UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled; suspects and child found. No further details released. YAKIMA, Wash. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 1-year-old boy who was last seen Monday night in Yakima. Investigators say a male suspect broke down the back door, pointed a gun, and took Leonnel Barajas. This happened at 801 Central Avenue in Yakima. The child is 2 feet tall, 45 lbs, with blond hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a maroon shirt with […]

  • It’s National Margarita Day! Here’s how you can celebrate

    Raise your glass, it’s National Margarita Day! So, how do you celebrate? Grab a margarita and post a picture to social media using #NationalMargaritaDay. Whether it’s frozen or on the rocks, who can resist a delicious margarita in the middle of the week? The only deal we could find locally, was at Bahama Breeze. The chain is kicking off its 6-week Viva la ‘Rita celebration by offering the classic margarita for only $2.22 (because National Margarita Day falls on Feb. 22). If […]

  • Dog named ‘Scarface’ mauls owners after they try to put a sweater on him

    TAMPA BAY, Fla. — A dog named ‘Scarface’ sent two people to the hospital after its owner tried to put a sweater on him, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Friday when 52-year-old Brenda Guerrero tried to put a sweater on the dog and it attacked her. Her husband, 46-year-old Ismael Guerrero, tried to pull the dog off of his wife and it turned and began attacking him. Warning: Graphic video That’s when their 22-year-old son […]

  • Speech professor breaks down final presidential debate

  • Bill Belichick’s epic rant against NFL tablets: ‘I’m done’

    San Francisco — Bill Belichick is done with newfangled technology. The notoriously curt New England Patriots head coach expounded on his distaste for Surface Tablets on Tuesday. The NFL supplies teams with Microsoft tablet computers as part of a long-term partnership that began in 2013. But new grandpa Belichick will be using paper, thank you very much. He said he’s ditched the NFL-supplied hardware in favor of old school techniques. During a press conference Tuesday, Belichick talked for more than five […]

  • Speech professor breaks down second presidential debate of 2016