Dave Bender

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

Dave Bender

Dave Bender

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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.

Prior to his television career, Dave was an animal trainer for the San Diego Wild Animal Park. He worked with birds of prey, parrots and cats. He even appeared twice on Late Night with David Letterman with singing birds. These appearances sparked an interest in television and the rest, as they say, is history.

Dave visits dozens of local schools each year to talk weather and career. Dave also emcees many local charity events and works with Make-A-Wish, the Salvation Army and the Discovery Museum.

Dave and wife Kelly have a daughter, Tori.

Getting Answers: Dave Bender

1) How long have you lived in Northern California?  20 years

2) Where are you from originally?  San Diego, CA

3) Do you have any siblings?  Yes, a brother

4) iPhone or Android?  Land line

5) What’s your favorite app?  I’m sorry… what?

6) What’s your favorite thing about working in news?  I love the fact that we work without a net!

7) What’s your favorite book?  “Rich Dad Poor Dad”

8) What’s your favorite movie?  “Galaxy Quest”

9) What’s your favorite TV show?  CBS13 News at 10, of course!

10) Who is your favorite band?  Rascal Flatts

11) What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us?  I love numbers

12) What’s your favorite past time?  Spending time with my wife Kelly

13) If you could drive any car – what would it be?  Porsche… have it!

14) Who’s the person you most admire?  My wife!

15) What’s your favorite quote?  Live within your means

16) What’s the one place you’d like to visit that you’ve never been to before?  An America without a 16.5 trillion dollars of debt!

17) What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?  My grandma’s farm

18) What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever overheard someone say?  Any joke from Tony Lopez!

19) Who’s your favorite actor/actress?  Angelina Jolie

20) What’s your favorite line of dialogue from a movie?  “Never give up, never surrender!”

21) What do you do for exercise?  walking

22) What’s your favorite area restaurant?  Sky Sushi

23) What food could you not live without?  Something BBQ

24) What’s your favorite Northern California attraction?  My wife!  J

25) Where’s the strangest/farthest place you’ve been recognized?  Kodachrome Basin in Utah – it is in the middle of nowhere!

26) At what age did you decide you were interested in news?  21

27) What’s the world’s biggest question that you’d like to find the answer to?  “How much time do I have?”

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 […]


Storm Saturates Sacramento Area; Resorts Add Fresh Snow

More than an inch of rain accumulated in most areas of Sacramento overnight, pushing the March rainfall total above normal.


More Changes In Weather As Another Storm Moves In

The weather roller coast will take another twist Monday night when a winter storm is expected move through the valley and stick around into Tuesday.


Temperatures To Drop Below Freezing Again Overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning throughout the region for the second straight night.




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