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I joined the Q13 Fox News team as an anchor/reporter in June 2013. After living in the deserts of Nevada and California for several years, it was nice to move somewhere with trees. I had almost forgotten what they looked like!

I was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved west to attend the University of Southern California. I’m still a die-hard Trojan and will proudly sport my cardinal and gold up here in Husky country.

My TV career has taken me around the country. I’ve reported and anchored in Palm Springs, California’s Inland Empire, North Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I also spent five years working in Las Vegas, where I became somewhat of an expert on casino buffets.

My husband and I are excited to explore the dining options here in the Pacific Northwest. We’re also big sports fans, so expect to see us rooting on Pete Carroll and the Seahawks when they play anyone but my beloved Philadelphia Eagles.

If you want to see what’s going on behind the scenes or have a story idea, connect with me on Twitter, @tina_patel.

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    Dozens of animals covered in filth rescued from University District town home

    SEATTLE — Police say they found dozens of animals cramped together and covered in urine and feces in a University District town home Wednesday. Those animals were confiscated and are getting checked out by a vet now. “On a number of levels, it’s disturbing,” Ann Graves, the manager of field services for Seattle Animal Shelter, said. A few days ago, a property manager at the complex named Bridges at 11th filed a complaint with the shelter, saying there were a […]

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    6 sickened by E. coli linked to local food vendor at farmers markets

    SEATTLE — At least six people sickened with the same strain of E. coli have been linked to a local Mexican food vendor who operates at farmers markets, the county health department said Tuesday. Three of the six are now in the hospital. Seattle & King County Public Health Department said the local vendor runs Mexican food trucks and food stands at several local farmers markets, so it’s possible more people may have been exposed. James Buder is heartbroken, seeing […]

  • Police release video of Seattle nightclub arson suspect

    SEATTLE – -It’s been three weeks since an arsonist set fire to Neighbours nightclub in Capitol Hill. Police are now releasing more surveillance video of the suspect, in the hope that someone can help identify him. Police say on the morning of Friday, August 7, the man started a fire next to the door of Neighbours nightclub and took off. The sprinklers came on almost immediately, so the damage was limited to the outside of the club. But police say […]

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    Seattle police trying to identify serial burglar who targets coffee stands

    SEATTLE — Police are trying to find the man responsible for at least four burglaries. They say he stole a van, then drove around the city breaking into coffee stands. He’s been dubbed the “Lady Bug bandit” because he was caught on camera breaking into Lady Bug Espresso in Seattle’s Sodo district two weeks ago. But police don’t believe his crime spree started there. They say the white van that he drives up in was stolen from a home in […]

  • Police say much of the rise in gun violence in Seattle area due to gangs

    SEATTLE — Police say they are trying to tackle an increase in gun violence before more innocent lives are lost. On Tuesday, they talked about the tactics they’re using to combat dangerous gang activity. Latrell Mitchell decided to join in on a candlelight vigil, calling for an end to violence this weekend. Her son was killed in the Capitol Hill neighborhood last week. “My son didn’t deserve it. My son wasn’t an angel, but he was 23. And like most […]

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    Capitol Hill residents take a stand against crime in their neighborhood

    SEATTLE – Residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle are gathering tonight, to take a stand against the increase in violent crime. According to Seattle police, assaults, robberies and murders in Capitol Hill are up 38% from last year. Daniel Goodman spent the day walking the streets of Capitol Hill, warning his neighbors about the increase in crime. “Just last Friday, I was beaten up a few blocks from here,” he says. Goodman was leaving R Place, when a […]


    Some of Seattle’s waterfront businesses frustrated at latest delay in seawall construction

    SEATTLE — The replacement seawall won’t be done on time or on budget, according to Seattle’s Department of Transportation. They made the announcement Friday, saying it will now cost $409 million to complete the project. The original estimate was $334 million. The new date for completion will be 2017 — a year later than planned. Steve-O spends his days driving tourists in his pedicab along Seattle’s waterfront. This summer, he’s had to answer a lot of questions about why there’s […]

  • Fire near Onalaska in Lewis County takes out a $300,000 fire engine

    ONALASKA, Wash. — Authorities shut down part of U.S. 12 for hours Wednesday and began evacuating everyone within 1 mile of a grass fire that was threatening structures and a large propane tank. US 12 is CLOSED between Ethel and Salkum. Take alternate routes #GoreRoadFire #WaWILDFIRE @waDNR_fire — WSDOT – SW Region (@wsdot_sw) August 19, 2015 The fire was in a wheat field near Gish Road, Lewis County officials said, but it was near a large, 10,000-pound propane tank […]

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    More than 50 structures destroyed in Chelan fires; evacuations continue

    CHELAN, Wash. — Crews continue their battle Monday with several large fires threatening homes in the Chelan area in central Washington. The Chelan Complex fires, burning in several areas around Lake Chelan, have charred more than 56,000 acres. The blazes have destroyed more than 50 structures, forced about 1,500 residents to flee and scorched more than 155 square miles. Scores of homes remain threatened. What's left of this home off Main St. Neighbors say the fire demolished it within a few hours. #ChelanFire […]

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    Wildfire forces couple to move their wedding from Chelan

    CHELAN – Wildfires have forced thousands of homeowners and tourists to evacuate from Chelan. Tonight, strangers came together to help one couple find a new place to walk down the aisle. It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Becca and Lars Jorgensen. They were in Chelan yesterday planning the last minute details of their wedding, when multiple fires broke out. “We definitely knew it was dry and it can happen over here. But it was for sure, a surprise,” says […]