Maria Medina

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

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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


Money Raised After DUI Crash That Claimed Granite Bay Teens’ Lives Will Fund Awareness Efforts

Since the crash that took the lives of Matt Azar, Kendra Langham, and Matt Beard-Witt, business owners have stepped up to raise money. The owner of two Granite Bay Taco Bells plans to donate all proceeds raised on Wednesday to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.


hoop dreams

UC Davis, Sacramento State Basketball Teams Flirting With Big Dance Bids To March Madness

Currently, ESPN says both schools could make the March Madness bracket and fight for the crown of college basketball. Sacramento State (11-6) and UC Davis (14-3) have 12 games remaining on their schedules.



Carmichael Residents Meet Good Samaritans Who Saved 7 Pets From Duplex Fire

They were passing by the duplex saw the smoke coming from the duplex, and they say they didn’t even think twice about running in and saving their animals trapped inside.


graveyard shift

Finding Shortstack’s Replacement A Tall Order After Marysville Cemetery Guard Dies

The person who takes the job will have to fill some very big shoes. Donald Oliver watched the cemetery for a couple of years until just a couple of weeks ago. It was a job that he loved.


child genius

Sacramento Prodigy, 11, Competing On ‘Child Genius’ Reality Show

He started college at 7 and hopes to transfer to UC Davis this fall. It’s his high IQ that caught the eyes of the show’s producers. He’ll be competing against other gifted kids for a $100,000 college fund. They’ll be quizzed on 16 categories, including geography, spelling and math.


search for suspect

Police: Roseville Carjacking Suspect Took Car With Family Inside, May Have Changed Vehicles

Minutes before closing time at a Roseville consignment store, Jeff Jackson says a man ran in and demanded car keys from an employee.


neighbor in need

Roseville Man Known For Christmas Display In Coma After Fall While Taking Down Lights

This is more than a story about a man who impressed people with Christmas lights. Rob Cooper is a man who’s done a to for his community. And now his neighbors are trying to give back to a man who gave so much.


stealing from seniors

Suspected Roseville Retirement Home Burglar Caught On Surveillance Camera

Things had been going missing for months, with one victim saying she had even caught the suspected thief in her apartment, only to be pushed out of the way.


flu season outbreak

Flu Vaccine Only 30 Percent Effective As Season Hits Its Stride

Government leaders are warning the vaccine may only be 30 percent effective after scientists discovered the H3N2 strain mutated shortly after this year’s vaccine production began.


toby keith

Toby Keith Restaurant Closing Abruptly In Folsom; New Year’s Eve Party Canceled

Employees at the restaurant got word they would be losing their jobs over the holiday. Despite the fact it hasn’t closed yet, a New Year’s Eve party planned for Wednesday at the restaurant has been canceled.



Elk Grove Considers Massage Parlor Moratorium After Prostitution Accusations

Investigators say some of the massage parlors they’ve shut down because of alleged prostitution and human trafficking are trying to reopen under new ownership. But police worry that’s not always the case.


folsom player

Folsom High Quarterback Shrugs Off National Touchdown Record As He Prepares For Title Game

Jake Browning and the rest of the Folsom Bulldogs are getting ready for the Division I championship game on Friday against Grant High.