Road to Repeat — Exclusive coverage for the 12s on Q13 FOX, the home of the Hawks
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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
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    McMenamins turning old schoolhouse into hotel, entertainment center in Bothell

    BOTHELL, Wash. — A major project is helping Bothell’s efforts to revitalize its downtown. McMenamins, the chain of pubs, hotels, breweries and music venues, is turning the historic Anderson School into a hotel and entertainment center. The Anderson School has been a fixture in Bothell since the 1930s. “There have been construction workers on this project who went to school here years ago,” says Anders Bjorn, with Andersen Construction. “They tell stories of playing basketball or swimming at the pool.” […]


    Student in crash that killed 3 of his Olympic High classmates pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The 17-year-old driver in a crash that killed three of his Olympic High School classmates pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide Thursday in Kitsap County Juvenile Court. According to The Kitsap Sun, a hearing to determine whether Marcus McKay, a junior at Olympic, would be tried as a juvenile or an adult was scheduled for Monday, but prosecutors and the defense agreed to recommend the juvenile charges. INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM AN EARLIER Q13 […]

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    Hawks fan’s touching gesture to young Packers backer gets attention of Richard Sherman

    SEATTLE — A Seahawks fan demonstrated what it means to be a good sport, when he gave his jersey to a young Packers fan after the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. When you’re at CenturyLink field, it can feel like you’re in a sea of blue and green. But PJ LeDorze knows not everyone is rooting for the home team. “We’re used to a lot of away fans around us, and I always try to chat them up,” he says. […]

  • Nancy and Doug Reuter testify before the Legislature about their son Joel, a mentally ill man who did not meet the criteria to be admitted to a hospital for treatment of mental illness. He was later killed by police in a shootout. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Parents of Seattle man killed by police want state law changed to help more with mental illness

    OLYMPIA — The parents of a Seattle man who was killed by police are trying to change state law. They say their son suffered from mental illness and didn’t get the help he needed. Joel Reuter’s parents went before the Washington Legislature last year. But their bill, nicknamed “Joel’s Law,” didn’t make it through the Senate. They appeared in Olympia Monday to try again. “Dads are supposed to be able to fix things,” says Douglas Reuter. “But I don’t have […]

  • Remarkable 12-year-old raises money for iPads to help special education students

    BURIEN, Wash. — A seventh-grader did something very “special” for the special education students at her school. She raised money so they could get iPads. It’s opening up a whole new way of learning for them. Twelve-year-old Cassidy Huff has a rare dwarfism syndrome, but she doesn’t let it stop her. “Disabled means un-abled,” she says. “I’m not un-abled, I’m just differently abled.” When she was home recovering from her latest surgery, she started thinking about the special education students […]

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    If your household, electronic items get stolen, here’s what you need to know for the police

    SEATTLE — Police say they are doing what they can to cut down on the number of property crimes in Western Washington. But they’re having problems returning stolen items, and they need the public to help. Thieves broke into a home in Seward Park in October, and got away with some jewelry and a laptop computer. On Tuesday, Seattle police returned that laptop to the homeowners. They say they still had the box the computer had come in, so they […]

  • David DeLay, 48, and Marysa Comer, 20, are wanted on $250,000 felony arrest warrants in a sex trafficking case. (Photos: Redmond Police Dept.)

    2 suspects in ‘documentary film’ sex trafficking case arrested

    REDMOND, Wash. — Police have issued felony warrants for two people suspected of sex trafficking and prostitution. Three victims have come forward, but police say there may be more out there. One of the suspects, David DeLay, 48, was taken into custody Monday night at Sea-Tac Airport, Redmond police said. The other, Marysa Comer, 20, was arrested by the FBI at a Chicago hotel Tuesday, Redmond police said, adding that investigators are working with the FBI to begin her extradition […]

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    Lynnwood moms warn about students’ alleged cyber-bullying

    LYNNWOOD — The Edmonds School District is investigating reports of online bullying involving several students. Administrators say they’ve identified three students at Meadowdale Middle School who are now facing disciplinary action because of their online posts. The students’ Instagram account they created has now been taken down, but several parents who saw it are now speaking out. “I was heartbroken, I was heartbroken for the children who were being bullied,” says one mother. “They were taking requests — who should […]

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    Fans already waiting in line for NFC Championship Game tickets

    SEATTLE — Fans are anxious for next week’s NFC championship matchup, and doing what they can to make sure they can be a part of it. According to the Seahawks, 98% of season ticket holders reserved their playoff tickets. Tomorrow, a lottery will be held for Blue Pride waitlist members. Then Tuesday, the general public will get their chance to buy tickets. But there will be a limited number of those, probably around 1200. That’s why some fans are lining […]

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    Victim helps police track down prolific armed robbery suspect

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police say they have caught a serial robber who hit more than a dozen gas stations and convenience stores over a two-month period, thanks to a store owner who had just been held up. The owner of this convenience store in Federal Way doesn’t want us to identify him. But he says he was working on Christmas Eve around noon, when a man walked into his store and pulled a gun. He got money out of […]