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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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    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 […]

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    Family of actress Misty Upham raises questions about police during vigil

    AUBURN – The vigil for 32 year old Misty Upham was filled with Native American songs and prayers. “It’s uplifting in this time of sorrow to see so much support and compassion, an outpouring of love and concern,” says Misty’s father, Charles Upham. Many of the mourners were strangers to the young actress. But they knew of her work in movies like “Django Unchained” and “August: Osage County.” “She represented all Native Americans with what she did and her accomplishments.” […]

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    Local health officials recommend getting a flu shot now

    TACOMA — The flu season officially began two weeks ago. Even though no serious cases have been reported in our state, health officials are putting out a warning. Mary went to her pharmacy Wednesday to get a flu shot. She knows it’s still early in the season, but she didn’t want to wait. “I’m going to be 72 next month, and you have to have the senior one,” she said. “Usually by the time they have it at the pharmacy, […]

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    Seattle may be one of the ‘rattiest’ cities — but is that dangerous?

    SEATTLE — Rats have been spotted in stores, schools, and out on the streets. “It’s mostly late at night or early in the morning,” says Tristan Sellers. “There would be little swarms or families I’d see running between the bushes or across the street.” “I see them in the gutters, I see them shooting out between buildings and alleyways,” adds Marc Yeomans. A recent list by the pest control company Orkin, ranked Seattle as the sixth ‘rattiest’ city in the […]

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    Snapchat users see their ‘momentary, private’ pics, videos hacked, leaked online

    KIRKLAND — Hackers have obtained thousands of photos from Snapchat users who thought they were taking private photos that only lasted a few seconds. Fourteen-year-old Dane Garmin says he uses Snapchat all the time to make plans with his friends. “You can see each other, and it’s more interactive than just texting the person.” Snapchat pictures and videos are only supposed to be available for a few seconds. That’s what makes the app appealing to a lot of people. “I […]

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    Local nurses confident they can protect themselves against Ebola risk

    There have not been any Ebola cases in the northwest yet, but at least two medical facilities are preparing for the possibility of treating patients here. Virginia Mason and Harborview both say they have rooms ready. Doctors and nurses here have been paying attention to the Ebola cases in Texas, but they say they’re not worried about the virus spreading. “The possibility of it being a pandemic or coming up here, i don’t think we’re at that level yet,” says […]

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    Parents in Rochester worried after three attempted child lurings in one week

    ROCHESTER, Wash. – Authorities in Thurston County have warned parents that here have been three attempted child lurings in Rochester just this week. The students were all approached by strangers in cars, as they waited at their bus stop. None of the students were harmed, but parents are worried it could happen again. “Oh, it scared me to death. I was totally freaked out about it,” said Sabrina Renfro. “The one this morning was actually just two blocks away.” “It’s […]

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    U.S. airports increase screenings to prevent spread of Ebola

    SEA-TAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Health officials aren’t taking any chances when it comes to Ebola. Tuesday night, a passenger from Liberia landed at LAX, and was immediately taken to a Los Angeles area hospital for testing. “We do understand there’s a lot of concern about Ebola, so our threshold is very low,” said interim health officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “If we think there is something that is of concern, we’re going to take appropriate […]

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    Local breast cancer survivor is making ‘Knitted Knockers’ for other survivors

    BELLINGHAM — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time for a local charity to spread the word about their efforts to help breast cancer survivors. The ladies who gathered at Apple Yarns in Bellingham look like a typical knitting group, until you see what they’re knitting. ‘Knitted Knockers’ are handmade prosthetics going to breast cancer survivors who need something to help them feel whole again. Barb Demorest remembers the first knocker she got after undergoing a […]