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
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    ‘It could be one of us or one of our kids’: Dozens turn out to raise funds for girl battling leukemia

    MILL CREEK, Wash. — Dozens of people came together at the Jet Bar and Grill to help 7-year-old Zaraiyah Broddy, an Edmonds girl fighting leukemia. Even though many community members have never met Z, they’re trying to raise money so her family can take her to California for experimental treatments. “I had a conversation with her today, told her everyone was getting together because so many people love you,” says Andrea Warner. “She said, ‘Really?’ with that big smile she […]

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    Thanksgiving in jeopardy for thousands of people still without power

    POULSBO, Wash. —  Nearly 4,000  people in Kitsap County were still without power Wednesday night, with many of them wondering if the lights would come back on in time for Thanksgiving. Daniel Evans built a campfire in his front yard, so he and his family could stay warm while the power was out. “I figured this was just the easiest way to deal with it right now, instead of dealing with a hotel and it (the power) coming right on […]

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    Thousands in Kitsap County without power for second time in a week

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Thousands of people are in the dark once again.  Strong winds swept through the Kitsap Peninsula Tuesday, knocking down trees and power lines. The winds were continuing to gust late Tuesday night, making it hard for the crews who are trying to clear roads and restore power. J.D. Burke doesn’t have any power at home. But that’s not stopping him from finishing up some painting. “You just kind of roll with the punches and keep a […]

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    Freezing temperatures could lead to flooding, if you don’t protect your pipes

    SEATTLE – The freezing temperature can cause a lot of problems, if people aren’t prepared. Homeowners could face flooding if they don’t protect their pipes. Crews with Beacon Plumbing are already busy, but they know it’s about to get even busier. Every year when the temperatures drop, the pipe problems begin. “We get one little cold snap and we’ll just get flooded with a whole bunch of calls with frozen pipes and things flooding,” says Ned Evans. But he says […]

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    City of Seattle opens emergency weather shelter

      SEATTLE – The city is opening an emergency severe weather shelter Saturday night and Sunday night at Seattle Center. The severe weather shelter is operated by Salvation Army, with some funding coming from the city’s Human Services Department.   “As the city works with our regional partners to develop long-term solutions to our homelessness crisis, we must simultaneously address the immediate needs of those living on our streets by providing safe, warm and secure shelter, especially during freezing weather,” […]


    Lynnwood gun shop says sales are up since Paris attack

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — The terrorist attacks in Paris stirred up fears in the United States. A lot of people are now trying to prepare against a future attack by arming themselves. Anthony Birchman and his dad have been gun owners for years. But they’re not looking for another gun for sport. They saw what happened in Paris last week, and decided to get a gun for protection. “We figure the more good people we have out there with guns, the […]

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    Homeowners without power getting ready for freezing temperatures overnight

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. — It could be a tough Friday morning commute for many people, especially in the North Sound. Many roads there flooded earlier this week, so they are likely to freeze when temperatures drop overnight.  It’s just the latest problem for people who are still trying to recover from the storms earlier this week. Tina Walker wasn’t surprised when she stopped at a food truck Thursday and ran into several of her neighbors. “We’re all in the same boat,” […]

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    Friends grieve for 23-year-old man killed when tree crushed his car during storm

    MONROE, Wash. — Friends are coming together to remember the 23-year-old man who was killed during Tuesday’s windstorm when a tree fell and crushed his car while he driving near Monroe. “I still can’t believe it happened,” Ariana Duncan said Wednesday. “A tree came down and hit him. How does that happen?” It’s the question a lot of people are asking after finding out Grant Strinden died in Tuesday’s storm. Sheriff’s investigators say the tree came down and struck Strinden’s car as […]

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    Heavy rain, powerful winds slam Washington, toppling trees, power lines and leaving at least 3 dead

    >> CHECK SCHOOL DELAYS & CLOSURES HERE << SEATTLE — A rainstorm packing wind gusts up to 115 mph pummeled Washington Tuesday, knocking down trees and power lines that left hundreds of thousands of people without power and resulting in at least three deaths.  Rivers in the area then began overflowing their banks. A man in his mid-20s  was killed near Sultan in Snohomish County when a tree toppled by high winds crashed onto the top of his car. Sultan Fire Chief […]

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    Seattle Police say they are increasing security for Sunday’s game at CenturyLink

    SEATTLE – Security will be tight, when the Seahawks host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday night. Both the NFL and the Seattle Police Department say after the attacks in Paris, they don’t want to take any chances when it comes to the safety of the fans. “We’re taking every precaution that we know we should take at this time,” Mayor Ed Murray said at a remembrance event in Seattle this morning. Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, who also attended the event, told locals […]