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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!

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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

permit for pot

Medical-Marijuana Dispensary May Be Forced To Shut Down Despite Support From School Staff

Some say A Therapeutic Alternative doesn’t belong in the neighborhood right across from a daycare with a middle school around the corner and just steps away from McKinley Park.



Possible Data Breach Puts Goodwill Customers’ Debit, Credit Cards At Risk

Just months after the personal data of 110 million customers was stolen from Target, investigators are looking into the possible breach affecting Goodwill stores in 21 states, including California.


Cordelia Fire

Fire Chief: Caltrans Didn’t Cut Tall Weeds Before Fire That Nearly Destroyed Old Cordelia

Fairfield city leaders say the fire started on city property, but Caltrans is responsible for the land on the other side of the fence where the fire spread, jumped on the median, and eventually into Cordelia.


death penalty

Murder Victim’s Family: California Death Penalty Ruling ‘A Slap In The Face’

Right now, there are 748 people on death row – including Michael Morales, convicted of murdering Brian Chalk’s sister.



Rocklin Man Claims Green Fields, Puddles Are Signs School District Is Wasting Water

Well after the sprinklers were on, CBS13 cameras showed the puddles and ponding at Sierra Elementary School.


home invasion horror

Third Antelope Home Invasion In Three Weeks Injures Man On Garbage Day

The home invasion on Monday was the third in the area. Two weeks ago, two men stormed a home less than two miles away on Ackerson Way. A half-hour later that same day, a family was held at gunpoint on La Tour Drive.


dad defends son

Accused Predator’s Father Says Son Didn’t Understand What He Was Doing Because Of Disability

It started with an ad Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies say Daniel Kirschner posted online looking for a girlfriend. Detectives say they responded to the ad and posed as a 13-year-old girl.


fire victims

Collinsville Fire Victims Worried They Can’t Rebuild, Concerned About Looters

More than half of those affected say they didn’t have insurance. And as they try to rebuild a town half-gone, they’re also dealing with a lot of emotions that have found some pointing fingers.


family defensive

Family Feels Threatened After Neighbors Blame Them For Fire That Burned Half Of Town

Stephanie Tackett says she’s afraid to go back to Collinsville or even to work after she says they found a neighbor with a gun on the property where their home once stood.


helping dancing man

Helping Roseville’s Dancing Man: How A Stranger And A Community Rallied To Get Him Back On His Feet

If you’ve ever been in Roseville, you’ve likely seen Clifford Keys. One day he wasn’t dancing, and when he returned, one stranger pulled over to ask where he had been.


playground cemetery

Mayor Pro Tem Suggests Turning Manteca Cemetery Into Park, Raising Concerns About Dead

Rick Taberna says he stops by the East Union Cemetery every day to visit his grandparents’ gravesite. And every day he notices the dying grass, some of it overgrown.


family saved from fire

Fast-Moving Fire Forces Ceres Family To Drop Baby From Second Floor Before Jumping

The father would lean down and let his baby go, where she was caught and the couple could leap to safety.