Jennifer McGraw is elated to join the CBS13 News Team and officially be back in her home state! After leaping across the country, reporting from Idaho to Kentucky, she says there’s no place like California.
While she is a Los Angeles native, Jennifer is no stranger to NorCal as a Gator alum. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Jennifer accepted her first broadcasting job in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It was there she became multi-faceted, shooting and gathering the news under deadline, all while trying to juggle a tripod, camera, and multiple cellphones.
Next stop, Boise! With its many rivers and mountain ranges, Jennifer was enamored with the natural beauty of Boise and became a Boise State Broncos lifer. However, it was KBOI where she would also report on a series of wildfires, and win a Press Club Award for catching charity thieves.
Then it was off to horse capital of the world, Lexington, Kentucky, for her next job. Jennifer was part of award-winning coverage of the Kentucky Derby with LEX18. During her three years there she worked breaking news on a daily basis and brought local stories to a national audience by covering stories that included a town washed away by floods, to the controversial Rowan County clerk jailed for not issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
A self-starter and driven, Jennifer is a people person at heart and has what it takes to get answers for CBS13 viewers. She is excited about being a part of the local community, along with her beloved dog Bug.
Jennifer’s recent stories
- Costly Fix For Pioneer Bridge Proving Frustrating For DriversThe pile-up continues on the Pioneer Bridge as crews work to resurface the busted road.
- El Dorado County Deputies Helping Homeless With Outreach ProgramBeing homeless isn't a lifestyle for Michael Wayland, but as a former U.S. Marine, it's survival.
- Veteran Fearful After Mysterious Cracks Form Around Folsom HomePearl Woods was mowing her lawn when she says the ground beneath her separated.
- El Dorado Sheriff’s Deputies Searching For Attempted Grocery Store RobberThey believe 25-year-old Tristan Mathias Roberts is behind the mask and may be armed and dangerous.
- El Dorado Search And Rescue Rallies Around Member After Cancer DiagnosisTony Mazarakis has been a member of the El Dorado County Search and Rescue team for five years. Last month he was diagnosed with cancer.
- State Fair Attendees Endure Triple-Digit TemperaturesTriple-digit temperatures scorched the valley and outdoor activities, like the state fair, took a hit.
- Alfred Angelo Closure Leaves Brides Scrambling For DressesYou've heard about runaway brides, but how about a runaway bridal shop that's causing a matrimony fiasco nationwide.
- Neighbors Mourn Woman Who Died In North Sacramento Apartment FireNeighbors are in shock after a deadly fire on Wilson Avenue Thursday afternoon at a senior apartment complex.
- PG&E Pilots Are Eyes In Sky For Spotting FiresIt's the fourth year of summer flying initiated by the governor's drought state of emergency.
- Wet Winter A Boon For SpidersThe record-breaking wet winter has been a bonanza for black widows, daddy long legs, and other arachnids.
- Sacramento County Considers Spending Millions On American River Parkway HomelessGrowing complaints led the county to launch new enforcement efforts in January targeting the area between Cal Expo and Discovery Park.
- Volunteer Firefighter’s Post About Gay Flag Sparks Outrage In Amador CountyThe gay pride flag hangs above The Crystal Ship, and it’s now the center of the controversy.
- Spider-Man Invites Shriners Hospital Patient To ‘Homecoming’He may not shoot real webs and fly, but to 9-year-old Shriners patient Abigail Westlund, he's the real deal.
- One Year Later, Babysitter Charged In Infant’s Death In Koi PondA babysitter is being charged in the death of an infant nearly a year after he was found unresponsive in a koi pond.
- Folsom Lake Filled With Debris, Boating Difficult For VisitorsIt was a Fourth of July celebration and the party going was on at Folsom Lake. But despite the crowds of people, logs were also jamming up the fun.
- Another Round Of Fires Keeps Firefighters Busy Across The ValleyAnother round of fires backed up traffic for thousands of drivers on Highway 99 and it kept firefighters busy across the valley.
- Who Bashed In A Placer County Dog’s Head?Eight-year-old Korbin, loving named by the staff at Placer County SPCA, was picked up from a local park with his head bashed in.
- West Sacramento Neighbors Want Sex Offender Out Of NeighborhoodRallying in Memorial Park, parents voiced their concerns while police explained their rights.
- Midtown Sacramento Cat Burglar Nabbed By K-9 OfficerA resident on the third floor came face to face with the suspect in the Midtown apartment complex.
- Thieves Snatch Folsom Family’s American Flag Before Dawn’s Early LightSomeone had swiped the stars and stripes from the front of her Folsom home overnight leaving only cut zip ties that held the flag behind.