Sean Bennett joined CBS13 and Good Day Sacramento in May 2012. Sean is no stranger to reporting on the morning show. He spent the past 3.5 years reporting for FOX 40. Before moving to the Capital City, Sean spent seven years anchoring sports at WBBH in Fort Myers, Florida and at KHSL/KNVN in Chico.
Sean has covered stories that captured national attention, including the discovery of Jaycee Lee Dugard, and the disappearance and murder of Tracy resident Sandra Cantu. He has also traveled all over the country tracking down the Maloofs for the latest developments on the Kings arena in Orlando. He covered the San Francisco Giants winning the 2010 and 2012 World Series, and Chico’s own Aaron Rodgers in the Super Bowl.
When he’s not chasing breaking news, Sean spends time at home with his wife, Melissa, son, Cole, and daughter Bailey.
Getting Answers with Sean Bennett
1) Where are you from originally? I was born in Chicago, but grew up in the Bay Area.
2) What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us? I am an identical twin, my brother and I look the same and talk the same.
3) What do you like to do in your spare time? I am a sports fanatic, I love the Giants and 49ers. I am very superstitious when it comes to game day. I don’t wear any hats or shirts with the team logo on them. I won’t drink out of any cups that have logos on them, and will not leave my seat if my teams are losing to see if the mojo turns around.
4) What’s the one place you’d like to visit that you’ve never been to before? I would love to go on a European Vacation with my wife, not like the National Lampoon’s Movie.
5) iPhone or Android? I am an iPhone fan! I think it’s one of the best inventions out there, and just love the weather app. It helps on live shots, trips and just for day-to-day use.
6) What’s your favorite food? I love food, and think about my next meal while I am eating my current meal. I could not go without Mexican food. There are so many options, plus chips are always included. I am a big fan of the Mom and Pop places, they just hit the spot.
7) What do you do for exercise? I try my best to workout a few days a week at the gym while balancing life and kids. I just completed my first half Marathon which was fantastic.
Sean’s recent stories
- Shots Ring Out at West Sacramento MotelA man is in the hospital Monday morning after being shot at the Motel 6 on Haylard Drive in West Sacramento, according to police.
- Police Arrest Suspect In West Sacramento Hit-And-Run CrashA pedestrian was seriously injured after he was hit by a vehicle in West Sacramento.
- Rivers Running High As Storm After Storm Rolls ThroughIf you haven't been to the Sacramento River in a while, it's going to look a lot different.
- Police Investigate Shooting Near East Sacramento Motel 6It was an intense and chaotic scene for a reverend who tried to break up a shooting in East Sacramento early Friday morning.
- Next Storms Bring Worries Over Minor FloodingWith incoming storms picking up in intensity as we head into the weekend, there's a possibility we could see some minor flooding and other damage in the next few days.
- Walmart In Elk Grove Robbed At GunpointPolice in Elk Grove are searching for a suspect who tried to rob a Walmart Tuesday morning.
- Leak Found At Folsom Dam Spillway Construction SiteCrews are inspecting a leak at the new spillway construction site next to Folsom Dam.
- Santa’s Military Elf In Need Of Donations To Help Children Of TroopsRodney created Toys For The Troops Kids 13 years ago and lives in a tuff shed 24-7 for 12 straight days leading up to Christmas to raise gifts and donations for deployed and military families in need.
- Driver Swerves To Avoid Semi, Hits HouseA family woke up to a loud bang after a car crashed into their house.
- Thanksgiving Travel At Levels Not Seen Since 2007The holiday travel rush is in full swing, and travel experts say they expect more people to leave home for Thanksgiving this year than in any single year dating back to 2007.
- Thousands Flock To Folsom To Celebrate Veterans DayFrom marching bands and color guard to a fly over, thousands flocked to Folsom Wednesday morning.
- Loved Ones Remember Murdered Goodwill Employee, Search For Suspect ContinuesFriends and family of a blind man found murdered in south Sacramento gathered in his memory Friday.
- Dads In Manteca Helping Kids Cross Safely At Deadly IntersectionParents are taking charge to keep kids safe at what has now become a deadly intersection.
- 6 Homes Destroyed By Butte Fire In Amador And Calaveras CountiesA Cal Fire spokesperson says that six homes and two outbuildings have been destroyed by the Butte Fire.
- Across The Top Project Shifts Directions Friday NightExpect major delays on Interstate 80 Friday night and into Saturday as the Across the Top project shifts directions.
- 1 Day Later, Still No Sign Of Missing Sacramento GirlDeputies are desperately searching for 6-year-old Jadianna Larson, who has been missing since late Thursday morning.
- Squatters Likely To Blame For Morning Fire At Vacant Sacramento HomeFire crews are cleaning up after a fire that burned in a Sacramento home that was abandoned.
- Fire Destroys 2 Mobile Homes In Yuba City; Residents Get Out SafelyFire crews in Yuba City are investigating the cause of a fire near the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds.
- Mom Accused Of Killing Baby Appears Briefly In Woodland CourtSamantha Green, the local woman accused of killing her 20-day-old infant in February, was back in court this morning.
- Downtown Sacramento Hoping To Bring More Business To Weekends“Downtown has got to be more than just a place people work,” Ault said. “Monday through Friday downtown's got close to 100,000 employees, but that activity has got spill off on evenings and weekends.”