He covers all kinds of stories on a daily basis. But his favorites are those dealing with the environment, local history, and the unique people and places in and around the Central Valley.
Recent environmental stories include the proposal to remove the dam in Yosemite's Hetch-Hetchy Valley, the debate over restoration of the San Joaquin River and the contamination threat still posed by the 150 year old mercury mine at New Idria.
Historical pieces include a look at how the "Mussel Slough Massacre" (a shootout that occurred more than a century ago) helped set the stage for the recall that put Arnold Schwarzenegger into office. Another story, "The Forgotten Cemetery" examined the history of Chinese immigration to Fresno. A visit to "Bodie" took viewers inside the closed doors of the wildest ghost town in the West.
Some stories about offbeat places included a tour of downtown Fresno's "Hidden Mysteries," and "The Worlds Largest Junk Yard," a behind the scenes look at the workings of Turners Auto Wrecking .
Gene has profiled some of the regions most unusual celebrities, like Richard Kiel, aka "Jaws" of James Bond fame, and Ed Cassidy, of Spirit, who's now considered "The Worlds Oldest Rock and Roll Drummer."
Before coming to Fresno, Gene worked as a News Director and Anchor at TV stations in Lewiston, Idaho; Idaho Falls, Idaho and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
His broadcasting career started in radio. He learned the basics while a member of his high school radio broadcasting club in Boulder, Colorado. His first job was as an all night Country DJ and part-time Reporter at a radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska. He worked summers there, while majoring in Journalism at the University of Northern Colorado, He went on to work at other radio stations in Colorado, and Wyoming before getting into television.
One of his favorite jobs outside of broadcasting was peddling tourists in a bicycle rickshaw along Waikiki Beach.
Ask Gene where he's from and it's hard to get an answer. Born at Spirit Lake, Idaho, he grew up in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boulder.
Gene and his wife live in Clovis. They have three grown children, and a grand-child.
Democrats in the legislature are pushing bills in the house and senate to give highway and road funding a big boost.
The San Joaquin River is running wide and fast into Firebaugh, swamping the riverside park and flooding the rodeo grounds and nearby residents are nervous.
Fresno Police believe the death of a homeless woman and knife attack on a homeless man may be related
The woman was found in the doorway of the Mission Life Church, a storefront operation on Blackstone at around three Friday morning-- bleeding from head wounds; she died before paramedics arrived.
Patrick Tenyenhuis was killed riding his bike near Shaw and Leonard in Clovis last April 20th. The man responsible, Rondrick Stubbs, said it was an accident.
The victim, Outi Hicks, was 32-years-old and she had been an apprentice in the Carpenters Union for about 9 months, and was well regarded.
Parents and teachers ask FUSD school board members to make schools safe havens for undocumented students