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
- Davis Tow Truck Employees Deny Alleged Profiteering SchemeFive people are behind bars after a two-year investigation into a company that allegedly towed vehicles for profit illegally.
- Olympian Comes To Defense Of Girl After Career Day ConfrontationA mom was outraged after her child came home from career day at school with her dreams dashed.
- Deputies Under Investigation As Missing Woman Turns Up In PhilippinesTwo Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies are under investigation for allegedly taking advantage of an elderly woman.
- Homeless Influx May Force Lodi Park ClosureThe city has been trying for years to stop the abuse at Lawrence Park and even tried to shut down the bathrooms.
- Wet Week Brings Commute Headaches, Worries Over Possible FloodingFrom your home to your daily commute, experts are forecasting a few inches of rain, and it may begin to put you underwater.
- Sacramento Sheriff Wants More License Plate Reading CamerasThe Electronic Frontier Foundation said the cameras collect information on every driver, including innocent ones.
- Body Camera Footage Shows Fleeing Suspect’s Attack On OfficerThe initial call came in around 10:30 a.m. from an East Sacramento neighborhood of a man wielding a knife.
- Inderkum Student Honored By CVS For Hard WorkStudents with disabilities often struggle to get jobs once they graduate, but a statewide program is helping to change that and honored a student locally.
- Gymnastics Coach Sentenced To Less Than Four Years For Sex CrimesIn front of a packed courtroom Tuesday, 55-year-old Keith Willette agreed to a plea deal on lesser charges and accepted a three-year and eight-month sentence.
- Device Helps Rescue Crews Find People Trapped In AvalanchesFor 38 years, Land Park Ski and Sports has been outfitting snow enthusiasts, but they believe safety is just as important as the boots you're buying.
- Mural At Golden 1 Center Honors Royal Chicano Air ForceThe art work is called Flights, and it honors the Hispanic heritage rooted from those in Sacramento known as The Royal Chicano Air Force.
- Who Took Woman’s Missing Dog From Animal Shelter?After much confusion, county workers figured out that the woman waiting in line to supposedly adopt another dog had taken Olive instead.
- Sheriff Rebuts Claims Of Abuse During Arrest Caught On CameraDeputies received the emergency call of a suspect threatening someone on a transit bus. When they arrived, officers found two young men matching that description and during a search one fought back.
- Bingo Bust? Sacramento County Looking For Ways To Stem Game’s DeclineDozens of local charities depend on the games to fund their annual operations.
- 3 Accused Of Murder In Deadly 2017 Gang Shooting In SacramentoThree people, including one teenager, have been arrested in connection with a high-profile shooting that left one person dead and injured four others.
- State Assemblyman Introduces Bill To Arm School GuardsIn the wake of last week's Florida school shooting, some leaders, including President Trump, believe more guns will help keep students safe. Here in California, a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would arm school guards.
- Wooden Sticks Instead Of Rifles? Revolutionary War Reenactment Canceled Due To Elk Grove Gun LawA war was lost before it ever could begin, according to local historians who were hoping to fire up a mock battle.
- Prank 911 Calls Tie Up Resources, But Cops Are Getting Better At Finding FakersAs the nation celebrates 50 years since the first 911 call was made in Alabama, here locally we began using it in 1984.
- Ferry Frustration: Schedule Change, Delays, Maintenance Leave Residents StrandedThe Real McCoy began transporting cars in 1945 and is now one of only two ferry boats still operated by Caltrans in the entire state.
- Northern California Gang Sweep Targets Organized CrimeDuring the early morning raids, 750 agents and officers were used to serve 69 warrants and make more than 25 arrests.