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
- Sacramento Floats Cruise Ships To Boost Hotel Space For 2020 NBA All-Star Game BidThe Port of West Sacramento primarily serves the rice industry, but years from now, could also provide a much needed space for hotel rooms.
- Construction Delays To South Sacramento Pedestrian Bridge Have Parents ConcernedA pedestrian bridge in South Sacramento is under construction and the delayed project is causing concern among parents and school staff in the area.
- District: Elk Grove School Bus Crash Would Have Been Worse Without RulesA half dozen people were taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in Elk Grove around 7:00 a.m. Monday morning.
- Man Suspected In Several Indecent Exposure Incidents In Roseville ArrestedRoseville police arrested a man for indecent exposure at a popular shopping area and now they believe there could be several victims.
- Proposition 64 Supporters Launch Grassroots Effort For Legal Pot PushRight now, the “No” campaign has raised about $2 million, according to Ballotopedia. The “Yes” Campaign has raised about $18 million.
- Stockton Mayor’s Charges Reduced, But Too Late For Election?Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva is no longer facing a felony charge. An Amador County judge granted a motion to reduce Silva's felony charge to a misdemeanor on Tuesday.
- Sacramento To Take Serious Look At Improving Convention And Theater DistrictThe Sacramento city council is faced with a nearly $400 million dollar decision: how to proceed with improvements to the convention and theater district.
- Printing Error Leaves Some Fairfield City Contests Off Thousands Of BallotsVoters in Fairfield may need to check for a ballot blunder. A printing error left three Fairfield city contests off thousands of mail-in ballots in five precincts.
- Land For Marijuana Grows A Hot Commodity In Yolo CountyThe green rush is on in parts of California. Hundreds of people from across the country are looking to set up marijuana cultivation shops in the state.
- Head Of Community Police Commission Steps Down, Calls For A Commission With More PowerThe head of a year-old Sacramento Community Police Commission has stepped down from his position.
- City Council Creates Guidelines For Police Actions Following Video Of Mann’s ShootingAfter months of outrage and protests about police shootings in Sacramento, there are now written guidelines from the City Council for police actions that could become policy.
- UC Davis Community In Shock After Researcher Killed By Protesters In EthiopiaPeople at UC Davis are mourning the loss of a researcher and friend. School officials confirm a report from the U.S. State Department that Sharon Gray was killed earlier this week in Ethiopia.
- Officials Consider Mandated Restrictions As Water Conservation Numbers TankPeople are using more water and saving less across the state, that’s according to a new report from the California Water Resources Control Board.
- Davis Police Searching For Man Who Posed As Uber Driver, Demanded Kiss As PaymentIt's not clear if the disturbing driver was an actual Uber employee or not.
- Prop 64: Would Weed Legalization Hurt California’s Image?Marijuana is a budding industry in Colorado. There are more than 2,500 marijuana-related business licensed in the state.
- Prop 64: As THC Levels Hit New Highs, Health Effects Of Marijuana Still A Big UnknownColorado consistently leads the nation when it comes to marijuana use, but teen use has stayed almost the same since legalization.
- Prop 64: How Much Money Could Legal Weed Bring In – And Where Would It Go?Supporters of legalization point to record tourism and an economic boom in Colorado. But it’s more complicated than that.
- Prop 64: Would Recreational Pot Legalization Really Ease Pressure On Police?Denver, Colorado gets 300 days of sunshine a year, but neighboring Greenwood Village Colorado Police Chief John Jackson says there is a dark cloud hanging over the state.
- Prop 64: As Recreational Pot Legalization Vote Looms, What Can California Learn From Colorado?Among the many decisions California voters will be faced with in November, recreational marijuana legalization is one that has sparked discussion and debate.
- Pilot Killed In U-2 Spy Plane Crash IdentifiedAmerican flags fly at half-staff in the neighborhood of a deceased airman. Taps plays over the public announcement system at Beale Air Force Base for the second night in a row.