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 cell phones.
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
- Koi Fish Among Animals Rescued From California Wildfires By UC Davis VetsResearchers, students, and rescue efforts from UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team deployed almost immediately and were surprised by what they'd find.
- Cascade Fire: Surviving The FlamesMore than 200 homes burned to the ground in the Cascade Fire and four people were killed.
- Oakmont Residents Wait For Mercy In Long Wildfire FightThe Oakmont community has been under attack for days as fires continue to burn, displacing thousands of residents.
- Families In Calistoga Fear Evacuating Means They Might Lose EverythingIt’s a fire that just won’t quit that’s already killed 13 people throughout the county and burned hundreds of homes.
- Sonoma County Residents Flee As Firefighting Resources Stretched ThinHarry Trembley helped his mother flee Sunday night, and once again they were forced to leave.
- 1 Dead In Cascade Fire Burning In Yuba CountyThe Cascade Fire burning near Loma Rica and Marysville Road scorched an estimated 8,200 acres.
- International Horse Show Arrives In Sacramento, Boosts Local EconomyThe first year at the Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center they only had 250 horses enter. Now, a decade later there are 650 competitors.
- Rescuers Stunned After 2 Orphaned Bear Cubs DieMillham said the four remaining cubs also tested positive for the virus, but aren't showing any signs of illness.
- Deputies: Man Kills Woman, Tries To Kill Himself But SurvivesDeputies are looking into a motive and what the relationship was between the man and woman to cause such a tragedy.
- Fast-Moving Fire Spreads From Field Toward HomesTwo homes were damaged in a fast-moving fire, and it was a close call for dozens of apartments near Highway 99.
- Neighbors Mourn Cameron Park Man Killed In Las Vegas MassacreMonday morning began with a procession through the Cameron Park Country Club to honor their dear member and friend Kurt Von Tillow.
- Teen Fights Off Home Invasion Suspect In AntelopeThe teen chased the burglar as far as he could, and a neighbor caught a photo of the alleged suspect on camera.
- Early Jail Release To Blame For Rising Property Crime?Police say property crime is on the rise throughout the city and say California laws may be to blame.
- Vacaville Police Cutting Homelessness With OutreachThe department is trying something new—a dedicated team of officers and a social worker are helping homeless off the streets.
- Sports, Politics Collide As Social Injustice Protests Spread Across NFLAll weekend long, players across the league took a knee, other teams chose not to even come out onto the field following President Donald Trump’s comments during a rally in Alabama last week.
- Farm-To-Fork Festival Taking Over Sacramento In Fifth YearThis year they're packing in 120 vendors from all over the region to host at Capitol Mall Saturday.
- Hidden Figures May Be Story Behind New Charter SchoolThe academy award nominated film "Hidden Figures" may become the meaning behind a new charter school.
- West Sacramento Businesses Push For Electric FencesParts have been stolen and fences cut. Needless to say, it has been a nuisance to for West Capitol Avenue businesses.
- College Student’s Art Depicting Cops As Pigs Drawing AttentionJacob Lewis is a senior art student and said there's more than meets the eye in his paintings.
- Nancy Pelosi Cites Interruption As Reason For Pushing DACA LegislationHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made stops at Sac State and in San Francisco Monday, but was nearly shut down in the Bay Area.