Derek Shore

Derek Shore is an Arizona native with a lifelong passion for news. Originally from Tucson, he attended the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. He has served as a producer and assignment editor at KTVK in Phoenix and a morning and noon anchor in Bryan, Texas.

Email: dshore@kovr.com
Twitter: @derekshore
Derek Shore

Most recently, Derek spent two years as a reporter at KFOX in El Paso, Texas covering the ongoing Mexican drug war. He was often called upon to report nationally for Fox News Channel and other local affiliates. His reporting on consumer complaints also lead to the arrest of two different business owners on charges of deceptive business practices.

Derek has a great family to support him living in Tucson. He credits his ability to thrive to a wonderful upbringing by his parents, Bonnie and Joe.

river leech

Expert: California Drought A Possible Boon For Leech Population In Rivers

Joseph Sturdivan said after discovering a long, flat, grey creature swimming on the banks of the American River at Discovery Park and saved it.

05/04/2015

starbucks bottled water

Starbucks Under Fire For Drawing Bottled Water Supply From Drought-Stricken California

A bottle of Ethos water shows a map of the world on its label, but it turns out the water didn’t make a long trip to get to a Midtown Sacramento Starbucks. It was pumped out of Placer County and bottled in Merced.

05/01/2015

gun task force

Lawmakers Furious California Department Of Justice Will Miss Firearms Seizure Deadline

State lawmakers gave the department $24 million in 2013 after officials said the money would let them act within three years to take the guns from nearly 20,000 people who are not allowed to have them. They approved the funds as they considered dozens of gun control measures after a series of mass shootings including the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre.

04/30/2015

pot grow discovered

Wildlife Officials Warn Of Illegal Pot Grows In Parks After Suspect Shot Dead Near Elk Grove

A suspected pot grower is dead after a state game warden says he was forced to fire in the Stones Lake Wildlife Refuge.

04/29/2015

city water enforcement

Beware Water Wasters: Sacramento Is Looking For You As It Tries To Meet 28 Percent Cut

The State Water Resources Control Board gave the city of Sacramento a 28 percent reduction mandate, something the city it says it should have no problem reaching. That’s because the city has already been proactive and ramping up enforcement.

04/28/2015

heald closing

Heald Students Left Wondering What To Do Next Following Closure

Local students are left scrambling after Heald Colleges across California closed their doors with little notice.

04/27/2015

broadway corridor

Sacramento Eyeing Improvements To Breathe Life Into Broadway

The city is looking at a range of possibilities, including removing a lane of traffic and possibly adding medians, street parking or bike lanes. That would make Broadway more cozy than highway.

04/24/2015

suspect arrested slash

Shocking Attack Leaves North Highlands Woman Planning Fiancee’s Funeral

A shocking attack left a woman dead after she got out of her car to check on a man in the street, leaving her fiancee to plan her funeral instead of their wedding.

04/23/2015

education committee

California Bill That Would Remove Childhood Vaccine Exemptions Advances

Senate Bill 277 passed on a 7-2 vote in the same committee where it stalled in last week. Amendments were made to solidify the rules apply to children in traditional schools.

04/22/2015

paul guzman

Family Of Child In Amber Alert Upset With How Fairfield Police Handled Search

The Guzman family says they were treated like criminals instead of worried parents after their son became the center of an Amber Alert. They’re happy to have their son home, but they’re saying police made a terrible situation worse.

04/21/2015

group homes

California Lawmaker Calls For End Of Nearly All Group Homes In State

Assemblyman Mark Stone’s legislation would do away with nearly all group homes, a step he says child welfare officials believe is the best approach.

04/20/2015

home invasion

Friends Remember Midtown Scooter Shop Owner As Writer, Activist

Friends of a Midtown scooter shop owner who was found dead in a home invasion say he put his heart and soul into the shop. Dan Aiello, 53, was found dead in his Midtown Moped Shop early on Wednesday morning. Aiello lived just above the shop.

04/17/2015

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