C.J. arrived here in January, 2002. He anchors all weeknight NewsChannel 3 broadcasts and provides investigative reports through his exclusive Tipline series.
Before joining KEYT, C.J. was the Investigative/Call 12 For Action Reporter at KPNX-TV in Phoenix, Arizona and before that he helped create the Troubleshooter 5 Unit at KPHO-TV in Phoenix. C.J. Also worked as the 47 On Your Side Reporter at KJEO-TV in Fresno and at stations in Lansing, Michigan and Palm Springs.
C.J. was honored with a 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Investigative Reporting. He also won the 2010 RTNA Golden Mike Award for Best Investigative Reporting (Div.B) and received a 2010 Emmy nomination for Journalistic Enterprise. C.J. is a 4-time Emmy Award recipient and 9-time AP Award winner.
He also donates his time to several causes and is a Board Member for the Santa Barbara Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation gave C.J. the 2010 Mary G. Kendall Award for his years of service.
C.J. is married to his NewsChannel 3 co-anchor Beth Farnsworth. Their two beautiful daughters love the beach as much as their parents.