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
- Off-Duty CHP Officer Saves Dog Trapped Under CarA deputy used his car to block traffic, and the off-duty California Highway Patrol officer began to jack the car off of the dog.
- Teen Paralyzed Over Summer Finally Returns HomeIt was an emotional, but exciting time for the Fritz family, who is finally together after five months.
- Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Draws From 61 Countries Of ExperienceThe department employs nearly 3,000 people, and of those, 61 countries are represented.
- Natomas Boy’s 911 Call Draws Heroic PraiseThe voice behind the frantic call was 12-year-old DJ Simmons Jr. He and his 6- and 9-year-old brothers were home alone.
- Land Park Community Holds Vigil For Murdered AttorneyShe was an advocate, an attorney and a foster mother.
- Sacramento Audit Shows Diversity Struggles, Gender Pay GapWomen make up just over half of the overall city population, but only 30-percent of the city's full-time employees.
- Sacramento Crews Join Southern California Mudslide Search And RescueOfficials said 17 have been killed and 43 people are still missing, which is why the mandatory evacuation zone was expanded.
- Fatal Pedestrian Accidents In Sacramento Up Nearly Twice The Average In 2017City police are enforcing a new California law to help prevent deadly accidents and as it turns out many are actually caused by pedestrians.
- Proposed Bill Would Offer California College Students Abortion PillsA proposed bill in the State Capitol would require California universities and state schools to offer students abortion pills.
- Sacramento County Deputies Working With Counselors On Mental Health CallsSacramento county deputies counselors are teaming up to address the mental health issues in our region.
- Bombshell Book About Trump White House Hard To Find LocallyWhile big box stores were scrambling to get it, one local bookstore managed to gain two copies before the rest.
- Sacramento Mayor’s Response To ICE Director’s Arrest Threats: ‘You Know Where To Find Me’Dismayed by the comments, the mayor said he will continue to protect the rights of California's immigrants.
- Bell Ringer Beaten After Wishing Man ‘Merry Christmas’A Salvation Army bell ringer was attacked in front of Walmart for simply spreading holiday cheer.
- Koi Rescued From Ponds During October Fires Brought Back HomeAn unusual rescue of dozens of koi fish during October’s wildfires led to a joyful reunion in time for the holidays.
- Lyft Partnership With El Dorado County Aims To Cut Holiday DUI RateThis year, 18 people have died in the county from DUI crashes, and there have been at least 100 more alcohol involved injuries, and those numbers tend to grow over the holidays.
- Former Lodi Car Dealership Now Building Future Of Housing In RegionIt's a new way of building multi-family housing, and it's all being done under one roof at the old Cadillac dealership on Kettleman Lane.
- What Is Excited Delirium And What Role Can It Play In Police Arrest Deaths?It's an agitated state that could make an offender violent and could ultimately be fatal, which is why the department is training its officers to hopefully save lives.
- Sacramento Police Hoping For Leads In Driveway MurderIt was a door-to-door effort on Friday as homicide detectives and family passed out flyers to find out who killed 32-year-old Ronnie Lee Jones.
- Veterinarians, Firefighters Learn Proper Horse Rescue TechniquesIt was a unique drill Thursday that allowed close to 50 rescuers to use their individual strengths to free a life-size mannequin horse.
- Raging Southern California Wildfires Revive Pain, Loss In Northern CaliforniaKelly Sinn's home was one of 200 destroyed just two months ago. Her 85-year-old father’s home burned down right next door.