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Maria Medina

Maria Medina has been delivering the news since she was in middle school. Her first job was delivering newspapers in her neighborhood!

Email: mmedina@kovr.com
Twitter: @mariacbs13
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Before coming to CBS13, she worked for KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she extensively covered the unsolved murders of 11 women, the high-profile murder trial of man who killed a deputy and she uncovered problems at the Department of Labor.

Before moving to Albuquerque, Maria worked at KIMA in Yakima, Washington for two years.

During her off-time, she likes to surf or snowboard with her two sons.

Her goal is to travel around the world, including surfing in Australia.

Recent Stories By Maria

ATM Theft Alert

Sacramento ATM Thieves Wait For Victims To Ignore Important Question

Sacramento Police say it happened several times in North Sacramento. The victims would forget to answer that last question: Would you like another transaction?


Facebook crash

NTSB Examining FedEx Driver’s Last 72 Hours Before Orland Tour Bus Crash

The last three days of Tim Evans’ life are under examination, as investigators comb through cellphone records and gas station surveillance video along the truck’s route to determine if he had enough rest.


teen deport

Yuba City Teen Faces Deportation After Selling Pot Brownies To Buy Prom Dress

Saira Munoz, 18 at the time, decided to put on a school bake sale. There was an extra ingredient in her brownies: marijuana. She hired a fellow student to sell her brownies.



Spike In Bat Deaths, Injuries May Be Tied To California Drought

Corky Quirk, known in our area as the Bat Lady, is the founder of Northern California Bats. She rescues, rehabilitates and releases the flying mammals.


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Grass Valley Jewelry Thieves Get Head-Start After Phone Line Disconnected

As soon as they broke into Grass Valley Gold and Silver, the alarm went off. But because the owners had disconnected their land line, the police were never called.


Covered California phone chat

Covered California Sends Deaf Callers To Hotline Offering ‘Hot Ladies’

On the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Covered California, some hearing-impaired residents were sent to a chat line offering ‘hot ladies’ instead of an insurance navigator.


tornado hits

Tornado Damages Dozens Of Roseville Homes

A storm cell marched across the valley on Wednesday spawning funnel clouds from Nicolaus to Placer County. So far, it appears only one touched down in Roseville.


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Sacramento Drought Busters Hand Out More Than 350 Water Violations

Most of the hundreds of violators received a warning. The next step is a $50 dollar fine, then a $200 fine and $1,000 for each one after that.


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Accused Vacaville Wine Thief’s Wife Does Talking For Husband

American Canyon Police, as well as Napa County Sheriff’s detectives say Jose Pina stole 350 cases of wine from an American Canyon wine warehouse.


UC Davis  suspect

Man Sneaks Into UC Davis Dorm Room, Crawls Into Woman’s Bed

Shelby Sanders, her twin sister Savanna and their roommate had no idea that cameras inside their UC Davis dorm caught the man dressed all in black wandering the halls as they slept.


Josiah Humphreys

One Year Later, Parents Searching For Suspects In Midtown Beating Death

Josiah Humphreys’ parents say they will never stop looking for those men, and they are fighting to keep their son’s case in the public eye.


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Large Crowd Gathers To Remember Missing Musician Found In Sacramento River

Eight days after anyone saw her son alive, Broughty Cole’s mother learned the painful truth—he isn’t coming home.