California's outgoing, incoming governors meet

California's incoming governor said his transition started with a "reality check" as the state contended with a mass shooting and two deadly wildfires.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared alongside fellow Democrat and outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown for the first time since he was elected California's 40th governor last week.

Newsom said "that puts everything in perspective," of the tragedies, while standing behind a large brass bear that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger installed in front of the governor's office during his tenure.

Newsom said he's focused for now on staffing his administration. The governor appoints hundreds of people who serve at top levels of state agencies and departments. He announced last week that he'd picked former Hillary Clinton aide Ann O'Leary to be his chief of staff and a former chief of finance for the state, Ana Matosantos, to be his cabinet secretary.

He and Brown didn’t offer details of their discussions.

Dawn Kamber