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
  • Trump’s White House communications director resigns

    WASHINGTON — White House communications director Mike Dubke is leaving the administration, he said Tuesday, amid swirling speculation about a possible Trump staff shakeup. He told CNN Tuesday he submitted his resignation on May 18 but offered to stay until the end of President Donald Trump’s foreign trip. A final day has not been set, Dubke said. “It has been a privilege to serve this president,” Dubke said in a phone interview. Dubke said he had “a good conversation with […]

  • WATCH: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson take the stage at We Day Seattle

    SEATTLE – Seahawks star power was out in full force Friday at We Day Seattle! Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin and coach Pete Carroll all took the stage to give more than 15,000 students from around Western Washington inspiration to go out and do good in the world. We Day is a day-long event full of motivational speeches and performances. But students can’t buy tickets to We Day, they have to earn their way in by giving back to their local […]

  • Democrats three times more likely to unfriend people with opposing political views

    Democrats are three times more likely than Republicans to unfriend someone on social media because of their political views. That’s according to the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan research group. The findings from their study concluded that 24% of democrats have deleted a person on social media for having opposing political views following the 2016 election. Only 9% of Republicans said they deleted someone because of their political views. Similarly, the study found that 28% of liberals and 8% […]

  • Payless closing four stores in Washington

    Four Payless ShoeSource stores in Washington will be closing. This comes after the retailer announced yesterday that it will file for bankruptcy and close 400 stores nationwide. That includes the stores at Marysville Kmart Plaza in Marysville, the one at Cascade Mall in Burlington, College Market Place in Poulsbo, and Three Rivers Mall in Kelso. The company says it will reduce its debt by half and increase its presence online. You can see the full list of closures here.

  • Husband having sex with wife during deadly DUI crash gets 5 years

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida — A man who was having sex during a fatal DUI crash has been sentenced to five years in prison. According to the Palm Beach Post, a judge sentenced 33-year-old Matthew Notebaert last week for the 2014 crash killed his wife Amanda Notebaert. Notebaert said he and his wife were enjoying their first night out after having their second child. He said the couple started drinking from a flask at a concert. During the drive home, the […]

  • IHOP waiter offered job after photo shows him helping disabled customer eat her meal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – What happened after a waiter served up an act of kindness is proof that not all good deeds go unnoticed. Joe Thomas received national attention after a photo of him at work at an IHOP in Springfield, Illinois, was posted on the company’s Facebook page. Thomas was pictured as he helped a disabled woman eat her meal. Springfield resident Keshia Dotson posted the picture hoping that the company would recognize his kindness. “I have worked in the […]

  • 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 […]