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D-backs catcher Miguel Montero pays Valley student a surprise visit

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PHOENIX -- It's not every day you get to have lunch with a Major League Baseball player, but a Valley father made his son's dreams come true Friday.

"He's one of my favorite, number one baseball players," said twelve-year-old Alejandro Palomera.

The quiet King's Ridge Prep and Academy student was the center of attention at lunch when the longest-tenured member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, catcher Miguel Montero, paid him a visit.

"These will be our fans for a long time. It's fun to be here, spend time with them and get to know them," said Montero.

Gilbert Palomera won the chance for his son to bring the player to school by purchasing dairy products at Fry's during the D-backs' school promotion.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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