Dave Bender

Dave Bender is a California native. He reports the weather Monday through Friday at 4, 5, 6, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. He also hosts the segment “The Bender Show Ender” as well as “The 12 Daves of Christmas,” a CBS13 holiday tradition.

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Bender attended UC San Diego as well as Palomar College. He studied meteorology and broadcasting to prepare him for weather forecasting.

Dave’s career has taken him to Arizona, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. and of course, Sacramento. He has appeared on network television several times. He is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and has also received numerous Emmy nominations, including two for Best Weathercaster.

California State Fair Offers Fun, Food, Drought Changes

With temperatures cooler than average, CBS13’s Dave Bender was enjoying the start of the fair.


Droughts Are A Way Of Life For California Residents In Mediterranean Climate

California is basically an arid state with a Mediterranean climate, and drought is something we’ve always dealt with.


Temperatures Drop As Rain, Snow Expected To Make Brief Resurgence

Rain showers are expected to return Thursday morning as the next storm moves through the region.


Next Storm To Move In Thursday

The next Pacific storm is expected to move through interior northern California Thursday into Thursday night.


Riders Welcome Snow, Farmers Welcome Rain As Winter Weather Returns

Rain has stopped for most of the region, but there are threats of pop-up thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, while the much-needed snow starts to pileup in the high country.


Snow Touches Down As Low As Cameron Park; Rain Douses Valley

Tuesday’s cold weather system dropped snow all the way down to about 1,200 feet in Cameron Park.Although that snow didn’t last long, quickly melting once it touched down, there’s plenty of fresh powder dumping in the Sierra Nevada.


Weekend Overnight Lows Could Break Records For Chilliness

It’s cold outside and there could be a record-breaking chill in the air overnight into Saturday morning. Near record to record lows are possible for Saturday throughout the region


Rain, Snow Returning To Northern California This Weekend

A Pacific frontal system will move inland over Northern California on Saturday, bringing light rain to the valley and more snow in the Sierra.


UPDATE: Storms Bring Low Snow, Rain And High Winds

The rain didn’t hit as soon as expected in the Sacramento region, waiting until Friday morning to start falling, but the forecast still calls for plenty of wet weather through the weekend.


Next Round Of Rain Brings Wind, Flood Warnings

The second wave of storms to drench the valley is expected to hit the Sacramento area Thursday afternoon, prompting wind and flood warnings.


Rain Pelts Sacramento Region; Heaviest Yet To Come

The first in a series of storms hit the Sacramento region Wednesday morning and the wet weather is expected to saturate the valley through the weekend.


Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Ingredients 1 head escarole (CA) 1 large peach (Twin Peaks New Castle CA) 1 head radicchio (CA) 1/4 lb sliced prosciutto (Imported) 1/4 cup slivered almonds Dressing: ¼ cup Canola Oil ¼ cup Champagne Vinegar 1 tbsp Honey Salt & Black Pepper to taste Method: Chop escarole & radicchio into medium size pieces. Saute prosciutto […]