Drew Bollea joined the CBS13 team as a reporter in June 2016. New to California, Drew is excited to continue telling stories and exploring all the Central Valley has to offer.
A Northern Virginia native, Drew attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he majored in broadcast journalism. He was also a member of the Redhawk swim team, and water polo team.
Before coming to Sacramento, Drew worked at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he spent three years as a morning anchor and reporter for Good Morning Chattanooga. While in the Scenic City, Drew covered a variety of topics including severe weather, gang violence, and city government. The most memorable day on the job was July 16th, 2015 when four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Sailor were shot and killed inside an Army Reserve Center during a domestic terrorist attack. Drew was the first reporter on the scene and spent the next 48 hours covering the tragic details. The story earned national coverage for several weeks.
Prior to working in Chattanooga, Drew’s first reporting gig was at a start-up television station in Warner Robins, Georgia. He produced and anchored a nightly newscast. He covered everything from Robins Air Force Base to the Little League World Series. He also did play-by-play for the Division I Mercer Bears basketball team.
When he’s not busy looking for Sacramento’s next story to tell, you can find Drew spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and their dog, Rio. He enjoys traveling to new places, checking out local flavor, hitting the links and competing in triathlons (he is an Ironman 70.3 finisher). He also looks forward to trips back east to visit family and friends.
Drew is excited to be part of the Sacramento community and looks forward to getting to know the region. If you have a story idea, he’d love to hear from you.
Drew’s recent stories
- Man On Horse Charged With DUI After Boy Trampled During ParadeArmando Martinez Ruiz is now facing DUI charges. The spooked horse trampled an 8-year-old boy in the crowd, breaking his leg.
- ‘Crazy Political Environment’ Puts Plan For 3 Californias On BallotThe proposal to break California into three separate states has received enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.
- Placer County Bud And Breakfast Creates Unique Marijuana OpportunityCoincidentally built to be 420 square feet, this Bud and Breakfast is likely the first in California to be located next to a cannabis garden.
- Police Search For Missing Woodland Teens’ Bodies After ArrestsFour men will face a judge on Tuesday, accused of crimes related to the murders of Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore.
- Storage Containers Used as Homes in SacramentoA new housing concept is making its way to Sacramento. A small shipping container home in Oak Park is the only one of its kind in the city.
- Police Community Program Helps Sacrametans See The Challenging Situations Cops FaceThe training includes discussions and lectures from law enforcement, as well as tactical response simulation.
- Punjabi Language Makes Debut On Sutter County BallotsThere are more people from Punjab in Sutter County than from anywhere other than Punjab itself. Until now, the ballots weren't available in Punjabi.
- New Documents Paint Picture Of East Area Rapist Suspect ArrestMore than 170 pages of heavily redacted documents were made public, but important questions about the case are still unanswered.
- More People Taking Notice Of Sacramento’s CharmCalifornia culture is found on every corner and in every drop around Sacramento. And The New York Times is taking notice.
- Sacramento Looks To Ease Farmers’ Groundwater Use With WastewaterOnce the plan is complete, more than 95 percent of all wastewater brought in will be available for agricultural use.
- MLS Disappoints Sacramento Again With Cincinnati SelectionWhile the formal announcement won't be until next week, hearing Sacramento is being passed over again isn't sitting well with fans.
- Sheriff Makes Arrest In Newborn’s Cold Case MurderIt was November 2008 when police were called to the home of David DeMartile. His three-week-old child was unresponsive.
- Sacramento Cannabis Cap Could Leave Business Plans Up In SmokeThe city is looking to limit the number of cannabis businesses in the area, raising concerns among cultivators and business owners.
- City’s Homeless Plan Could Include Creating 2 More SheltersSacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced the city's temporary shelter will remain open through the summer and plans for three pop-up tents.
- Child’s Body Found In Sacramento Storage Unit, Reno Couple ArrestedPolice are investigating two Reno parents after a 5-year-old girl’s body was found inside of a Sacramento storage unit.
- Mugshot Website Owners Face Extortion ChargesThey are accused of extorting millions of dollars from people across the country by posting their mugshots to a website and then charging a fee for their removal.
- Twin Volleyball Coaches Accused Of More Sexual Crimes Against ChildrenIt's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
- California Budget Includes $100 Million For Indian Culture Center In West SacramentoThe plan has been in the works for years, but the funding in the budget has the West Sacramento plan closer to reality.
- Voters Could Decide Fate Of Sports Betting In CaliforniaA monumental ruling by the United States Supreme Court sets the stage for legalized sports betting across the country.
- Off The Grid Now Out Of Sacramento. What Happens To The Barn?The group held events in Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and Folsom, but is now pivoting. So who will fill the void at a West Sacramento venue?