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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    Oil train protesters disrupt Obama speech: ‘I gotcha, I heard ya,’ prez replies

    SEATTLE (AP) —Protesters objecting to crude oil shipments on Northwest railways briefly interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks in Seattle Friday night. Speaking at a fundraiser Friday evening for Gov. Jay Inslee, the president paused when hecklers shouted, urging him to use his authority to stop the oil trains. The president responded, saying he heard them: “I gotcha. I heard ya. You made your point, but can I go on now?” He then added, “I’ve still got six months. Give me […]

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    Renton mother and son earn their high school diplomas together

    KENT, Wash. — A Renton mother and son made history Thursday night, by earning their high school diplomas from Renton Technical College together. Enjoli Harris says she always regretted dropping out of high school before graduation. But after she became pregnant with her son Elijah, she couldn’t keep up with her classes. This year as she watched Elijah get ready for graduation, she decided to finish up her last six credits and get her diploma, too. Enjoli says she worried […]

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    Seattle bartenders and bouncers go through active shooter training

    SEATTLE — Since the Orlando nightclub shooting, many have wondered about safety here. The city of Seattle is trying to prevent the possibility of mass casualties by training people what to do in an active shooter scenario. The first training session happened in Capitol Hill Monday. “I feel like it’s important to be able to help each other out,” says NG Langston. That’s why she and 100 other people who work in bars and clubs in Seattle attended the training. […]

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    Child rescued, but father missing after fishing boat capsizes in Bellevue’s Phantom Lake

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — A 5-year-old child was rescued but his father was missing after their boat capsized Monday night on Phantom Lake in the 1800 block of 156th Ave. SE in Bellevue, police said. The father and son were fishing on the lake when the boat capsized. The first came in at about 9:26 p.m., police said. The boy had a life jacket on and was able to swim, but he couldn’t find his dad. The search for the father […]

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    Family says driver broke their windows with a knife after road rage incident

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. – Mountlake Terrace police are investigating a dangerous road rage attack. A family says a driver rammed their car as they got off the freeway, then got out of his vehicle and came at them with a knife. They escaped unharmed but they’re shaken up by the assault and confused about why they were targeted. “There’s red paint here, you can kind of see it and you can see the markings right here,” says Claudine Fisher as […]

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    Friends remember father/nurse beaten to death near CenturyLink Field last year

    SEATTLE – It’s been close to a year, but an Auburn family still doesn’t know who’s responsible for killing their loved one outside CenturyLink Field last June. Police say Benito Enriquez was beaten to death, after leaving a Kenny Chesney concert. His friends and family members gathered tonight to re-trace his last steps and pay tribute to him. “He was like a giant teddy bear, the best friend you could ever have,” says Lindsey Fowler. The 30-year-old father of two […]

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    Man dressed like UPS driver caught on camera stealing packages

    AUBURN – An Auburn woman catches a thief dressed as a UPS worker walks up to her porch and steal a package.  Seconds later, he walks right by an actual UPS delivery man. When Kelly Gordon first looked at the surveillance video, she didn’t suspect theft. “At first I thought why is that UPS guy picking up that package?” she says. “Maybe he delivered it to the wrong place, you always think there’s a reason for it.” Then she realized […]

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    Opponent of state’s transgender bathroom law criticized for his tactics

    SEATTLE — One man says Washington’s law allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with could open the door for criminals to take advantage of women.  He’s now leading the fight to get the law overturned. But his tactics are raising some concern. Here’s what Joseph Backholm, chairman of the Just Want Privacy Campaign, said on a Family Policy Institute podcast a few weeks ago (here’s the link): “My favorite signature gathering strategy for all […]

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    Criminal charge filed against Everett company over employee’s death in augur accident

    SEATTLE — The King County Prosecutor’s Office  filed a criminal charge Friday against an Everett company, Pacific Topsoils, in connection with serious workplace safety violations that led to the death of an employee in 2014. The prosecutor’s office said Pacific Topsoils is charged with Violation of Labor Safety Regulation with Death Resulting, which is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000. Pacific Topsoils’ employee, 19-year-old Bradley Hogue, was killed by a rotating auger while working inside the hopper of a […]

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    Lawyer accuses Bellevue Christian School of failing to act on allegations against teacher

    SEATTLE — The attorney for a teenager who says her former teacher sexually molested her is speaking out. Sim Osborn says the girl was 13 and in seventh grade in 2012 at Bellevue Christian School in Clyde Hill, when her science/shop teacher Edward Sloan began touching her inappropriately. He says the girl’s family reported the incident to the school, but administrators failed to take any action. “That was not a safe school, that was not a safe learning environment,” Osborn […]