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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.


Recent Articles
  • Devastated mom of 2-year-old boy shot to death in Kitsap County cries, ‘I want to know why…’

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The parents of a 2-year-old boy shot to death by an unknown gunman said Monday they can’t understand how they could have lost their innocent son in such a tragic way. The shooting occurred Saturday in a Bremerton-area trailer home, where Jalisa Lum and her son, 2-year-old Kaden Lum, were staying with Jalisa’s roommate, Heather Kelso, 29. Kelso and Kaden were both killed when a gunman opened fire in the trailer and then fled. Kaden’s parents […]

  • Two-year-old Kaden Lum was shot and killed in Bremerton Saturday, March 28, 2015. (Photo courtesy of family)

    Heartbroken parents of 2-year-old boy killed in shooting talk of their loss, anger (VIDEO)

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The parents of a 2-year-old boy shot to death by an unknown gunman in Bremerton are overwhelmed with grief and anger. “There are no words to describe what has been taken away,” says Jalisa Lum, the mother of Kaden Lum, the toddler who died in Saturday’s shooting. “You spend all this time bringing your son up, watching him progress,” added Kaden’s father, James Trammell. “Then all of sudden, somebody comes and just takes it all away.” […]

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    Lynnwood woman paying it forward, searching for owners of stolen jewelry given her by mistake

    LYNNWOOD – A burglary victim wants to pay it forward. She says a thoughtful and caring stranger returned some of her stolen property. She wants to return the favor, by finding the rightful owners of jewelry that was given to her by mistake. “I don’t know but there’s stories in this box,” says Dana Hwu, who’s spent the last day going through a box of jewelry, trying to figure out who it might belong to. “These are somebody’s memories. Maybe […]

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    Manhunt for man suspected of killing his 42-year-old nephew in SeaTac

    SEATAC, Wash. — A 42-year-old man working at a box and crate store in SeaTac was fatally shot Thursday, and authorities quickly released the name and photo of a suspect and the vehicle he is believed to be driving. The King County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect is the victim’s uncle. Sheriff’s spokesman BJ Myers said deputies found a 42-year-old man who had been shot in the face at a box and crate store in the 18900 block of 16th […]

  • Victim of bear spray attack: ‘There’s better things to be doing … than picking on the pizza delivery guy’

    CHEHALIS, Wash. — The pizza man thought he was making a delivering to a new customer. But the Lewis County man ended up getting shot in the face with bear deterrent spray during a failed robbery attempt. Brian Norris spends a lot of his day driving around Lewis County, making deliveries for Sahara Pizza. He doesn’t think of it as a dangerous job. “I know a few years back, I think one of the other local pizzerias had an incident. […]

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    Police warn about man going door to door, offering car ‘repair’ service

    BELLEVUE — Police are trying to identify a man who’s been going door to door, trying to swindle money from people by offering to fix their cars. Take a look at the side of this GMC Denali. The family that owns the truck didn’t want to talk on camera. But they tell us a man knocked on their door this weekend and offered to buff out some scratches on their side door. They said yes, figuring they wouldn’t pay him […]

  • Car prowler caught on surveillance breaking into garage, stealing gun

    SEATTLE — A car prowler is bad enough. But police are concerned that a car prowler in Ravenna is now armed. He stole a handgun, after finding it in a car he broke into. Police don’t know how the prowler was able to get into the locked garage of the Ravenna apartment complex. But he’s seen on surveillance video trying the doors of several cars. Eventually he comes to a Toyota Scion that appears to be unlocked. “I’m the type […]

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    Suspect arrested in rape, robbery of Olympia area woman

    OLYMPIA — The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said Friday night that  a suspect had been arrested in the rape and robbery of a woman in the Olympia area last weekend. The sheriff’s office said the suspect is currently in the Thurston County Jail and that no details would be provided until Monday. On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office released a composite sketch and two photos of a suspect who raped and robbed a woman at knifepoint while she was walking to […]

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    Burglar uses master key to get into Capitol Hill apartment building

    SEATTLE — Police are trying to figure out how a thief was able to get into an apartment building on Capitol Hill. It appears he had a master key that let him into the lobby. He then broke into an emergency lock box, and stole more keys. Residents of the Gatsby Apartments in Capitol Hill say building managers told them about the break-in. “They sent an email and informed us,” says Miriam Berger. “I wasn’t really worried, it didn’t really […]

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    Safety concerns increase after construction accident on 520 bridge injures 8 on bus

    BELLEVUE — Construction on part of the 520 bridge has been suspended in the wake of Tuesday night’s crane accident involving a Metro bus. The state is now investigating the contractors that were operating the crane that lost part of its load of pipes, causing a huge traffic sign to come crashing onto the bus. “Something hit me in the head really hard,” says Whitney Lee, one of the passengers on that bus. “This huge object came through the very […]