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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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    Family of 7-year-old hit-and-run victim urges parents, drivers to be more careful

    SEATTLE — A 7-year-old girl in Columbia City was hit by a car while she was crossing the street with her family one month ago. She’s starting to show signs of improvement, but she’s still in the hospital. Neighbors say something needs to be done to make sure no more children like Zeytuna Edo get hurt. Family members say you can tell a lot about Zeytuna from her smile. “She’s full of life, she’s a very active young girl,” said […]

  • Pedro Panela holds his newly returned ring Wednesday night. Next to him is his daughter, Pamela Panela. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    ‘Oh, I’m so happy!': Widower desperate for his lost wedding ring gets it returned

    FIFE — A 79-year-old man whose wife died this summer was desperate to find his gold wedding band that was lost last week. On Wednesday night, it was returned by someone who had seen his plight the night before on Q13 FOX News. “Oh, I’m so happy,” Pedro Panela said Wednesday night of the ring’s return. Panela, who had lost the ring while at work at the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife last Thursday, and his daughter said Wednesday night […]

  • “I'm kind of shaking inside,” JoAnn Wilcox said Wednesday. She said a man in downtown Seattle walked up to her and groped her. She followed him, while police were called.  The suspect was later arrested.  (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Woman calls police, follows man she says groped her in downtown Seattle

    SEATTLE — A man was arrested Wednesday in Pioneer Square after police said he walked for blocks grabbing and touching women inappropriately. “I’m kind of shaking inside,” JoAnn Wilcox, one of the victims, said later Wednesday. She said she saw the man approaching, as we walked with her boss. “When I realized he was heading towards my personal space, I thought he was headed for my jacket. I thought he was going to take my jacket.” But the man didn’t […]

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    Victims, shooter identified in south Seattle home double-slaying/suicide

    SEATTLE — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the victims and shooter in the double-slaying/suicide in a south Seattle home Monday night. Police said Honorario D. Yango, 78, shot and killed his 39-year-old daughter, Christina A. Delaisla, and his 11-year-old granddaughter, Anahlia Cowhead, before he took his own life with a gunshot to the head. Anahlia was a student at Seattle’s Aki Kurose Middle School, Seattle Public Schools said. The shooting occurred in their home in the […]

  • Three dead, three remain in hospital as devastated community continues to grieve

    EVERETT – It was the news doctors at Providence Regional Medical Center were hoping they wouldn’t have to report. “Gia Soriano, age 14, passed away tonight as a result of her injuries suffered on Friday,” Dr. Joanne Roberts told reporters Sunday evening. Soriano is the third person to die after Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Student Zoe Galasso, 14, died from a gunshot wound to the head and the shooter, freshman Jaylen Fryberg, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the […]

  • Hundreds of Garfield High students stage walkout to protest possibly losing a teacher

    SEATTLE — Hundreds of students at Garfield High School walked out of class Thursday afternoon to protest the possibility of losing a teacher, because enrollment numbers are lower than the district originally thought they would be. “It’s just outrageous to cut a teacher,” said freshman Nebeyat Arayarin. “It’s almost three months into the school year, they should have figured this out in the first week.” Seattle Public Schools students have until the end of September to transfer. That’s why the […]

  • Students, teachers at Garfield High stage walkout to protest planned teacher reduction

    SEATTLE — Teachers and students at Garfield High School staged a walkout Thursday in protest of the district’s decision to terminate a yet-to-be-named core subject teacher. The walkout was voted on by the Garfield High School Parent-Teacher-Student Administration (PTSA) and associated student government. The elimination of a single core subject teacher, slated to take place in the ninth week of the school year, will affect around 150 student schedules, roughly 10 percent of the student body, the PTSA said. Moreover, […]

  • Thieves break into Sumner home, family sleeps through the burglary

    SUMNER — Todd O’Day calls the people who broke into his home early Sunday morning “very brazen.” He thinks they got in through a side door, broke into his garage, and then made their way into his kitchen. He and his 14-year-old daughter had fallen asleep on the couch nearby. That didn’t stop the thieves from rifling through his wife’s purse. “It’s different when I think I was four feet from where they were,” he says. “They had to literally […]

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    Police warn parents: Watch out for pot-infused ‘treats’ in kids’ bags this Halloween

    BELLINGHAM — Razor blades in apples aren’t the only thing parents need to look out for this Halloween. Now that pot stores are legal in Washington, police say parents need to make sure marijuana-infused edibles don’t get into their kids’ hands. Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham was the first store in the state to sell edibles.  A few months later, they’re still selling a lot. “They’ve been doing really, really well,” owner John Evich said Monday night. That might be […]