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
- Economists See One More Year Of Growth For Sacramento RegionHow much longer with the economic growth continue for the Sacramento region? At least one more year according to the Sacramento Business Review forecast presented on Tuesday.
- Lincoln Residents Say They’ll Fight To Keep Sexual Predator Out Of Their NeighborhoodSome people in Placer County are preparing to fight the relocation of a violent sexual predator to their area.
- Vacaville Man Charged With Helping Mother Commit Suicide In Storage LockerPolice found hand-written notes from both Eric and his mother that expressed her will to die and how the suicide were to take place.
- Storm Knocks Out Power For More Than 12 Hours In TruckeeThe lights are back on in downtown Truckee. The entire town had been without power for more than 12 hours before most of it was restored by noon on Wednesday.
- Interstate 80 Remains Closed As Blizzard Pounds SierraA Caltrans spokesperson says they hope to have the full road opened by Wednesday afternoon with no expectations for it to be open overnight on Tuesday.
- Caltrans Scrambles Between Storms As Winter Blast Awaits On TuesdayIt's Round 2 of wet weather for Northern California. The atmospheric river usually brings a storm every week or two during the winter months.
- Workers Focused On Making Sure Natomas Levees Continue WorkingIn 1986 there was a close call. The water began seeping through the Garden Highway levee. Caldwell hopes to avoid a repeat.
- Forecast River Levels In Wilton Expected To Be Higher Than 2005 StormsWith heavy rain in the hills, Courtney Obergfell with the National Weather Service says the forecast shows water levels hitting 15 feet on Sunday.
- California Looking For Ways To Store, Track Marijuana CashNow, elected leaders from states with legal weed including California and Massachusetts are reaching out to federal regulators.
- Series Of Snowy Storms Keeping Chain Installers Busy In SierraTourist businesses are capitalizing on the wintry conditions, and people like John Darrow, a chain installer, making money off highway traffic.
- Sacramento Emerges As Top Destination For Afghan RefugeesThousands of Afghani nationals are settling in the Sacramento region after helping U.S. forces during the war. But many are struggling to make ends meet.
- Man Rescues Boy Who Fell Through Ice In South Lake TahoeThe boy fell through some ice at Lake Baron and was unable to save himself. Ian Whitmarsh and his family just happened to be on a walk in the area.
- Fire Destroys Homewood Mountain Resort Lodge Near Lake TahoeA ski resort was left looking like a ghost town on Wednesday after a fire destroyed one of the resort's lodges.
- Sacramento Wooing Self-Driving Car Testing To City StreetsThe application with the U.S. Department of Transportation will designate approved cities as “proving grounds” for autonomous vehicle companies to experiment.
- ‘Tis the Season for Post Holiday TheftsChristmas for you and your family may have come and gone, but the holiday stealing season is just getting started.
- Newest Part Of Flood Management Plan Taking Shape In McKinley VillageThe American River levee protects the north side of the development. It has never broken, but if it does, that would put the new homes in McKinley Village underwater.
- How Immigration Changes Could Affect California AgricultureOn the campaign trail and on his website, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport roughly 11 million people living in the country illegally, many of whom work in fields and farms across the country.
- Natomas Residents Share Dreams About Future Of Sleep Train Arena LocationThe nearly 200 acre site is ten times larger than the Golden 1 Center project.
- Man Spent Millions From Fraud On ‘Game Of War,’ Luxury Cars, Sports TicketsKevin Co pleaded guilty to eight counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering after he was caught stealing from his then employer, Holt of California.
- Warm Winter Storms Melting Sierra SnowpackWarm storms at high altitude are washing away snow in the Sierras and the run off is filling up reservoirs throughout the northern part of California.