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
- Black Friday FrenzyRetail experts say Black Friday is slowing, yet shoppers are spending more.
- These Turkeys Aren’t For Thanksgiving Dinner, But They’re Making Themselves At Home In More NeighborhoodsThe turkeys have been reported eating plants in Fair Oaks, cracking roof tiles in Folsom, and leaving their mark on cars parked outside.
- Expect To Spend More Green On Christmas Trees This YearThanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times for Christmas tree purchases. But this year, the customer will likely pay a little more.
- Investigation Of Violent Jaywalking Arrest Ends With Decision SealedThe investigation is now over, but whether the officer's actions violated department policy is sealed.
- New Year Brings New Fee For Yolo BasinThe Yolo Basin is a gem that gets thousands of visitors each year, which is why beginning Jan. 1, they'll have to pay.
- Where Will California’s Marijuana Waste Go?The buds make it valuable. The green leaves and potent scent give it character. But it's what's left behind that may be a growing problem for the California cannabis industry.
- Officers Save Good Samaritan Struck By DUI SuspectMark Poss was trying to be a good Samaritan to stranded motorists when was struck by a suspected drunk driver along Highway 50 in Sacramento.
- Community Mourns Dead In Rancho Tehama ShootingMore than 100 people crowded the community center building in Rancho Tehama Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil in honor of the lives lost in a shooting a day earlier.
- High-Profile Shootings Have People Seeking Body Armor In The Sacramento AreaPersonal protection companies are seeing an increase in sales following a stretch of high profile mass shootings.
- Sacramento May Ease Rules For Who Can Own Marijuana BusinessWho can operate a marijuana business may include felons if an equity program is approved by the Sacramento City Council.
- At 38, Mom Of 2 Shines On Sacramento City College Volleyball TeamYou could call her motivated. Call her competitive. Just don’t call Maiko Nelson old.
- Sacramento County Cracking Down On Animal AbusersThey created a new unit and task force to curtail a growing problem. It’s a move that people in the community say has been long awaited.
- Criminals Across US Flocking To Sacramento Area To Set Up Illegal Pot-Growing OperationsOne neighbor says there was always something strange about one house on Salonika Court and now, the issue is clear.
- Group Calls Sierra Ski Resorts’ Safety Into QuestionHe authored a report card which shows a lack of uniform safety plans, speed controls, and injury data collection by more than a dozen Sierra resorts.
- Affordable Housing Funding Hard To Come By In SacramentoSince the recession, Rutherford says Sacramento County has lost 66 percent of state and federal funding to build affordable homes.
- California’s Already Bad Housing Crunch Worsened By WildfiresThe demand for new homes is outstripping supply. But it was a problem even before the fires scorched more than 220,000 acres.
- Possible Teachers Strike Has Sacramento District Scrambling To Fill Hundreds Of PositionsIt was announced that in six days, teachers would go on strike if the school system doesn't meet their demands.
- First Phase Of Oroville Dam Spillway Work Finished Ahead Of Wet SeasonThe project is an engineering marvel, but there are still other issues that many worry haven't been addressed.
- Pot Chief Worries Sacramento Won’t Be Able To Bring Dispensaries Into ComplianceThe Sacramento pot chief is making a bold statement after a scathing audit finds widespread non-compliance within the city’s pot shops.
- Is California Ready For Legalized Recreational Marijuana?While the state is heading in the right direction, it’s really up to each local entity to make up its mind about cannabis.