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

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.



Isleton’s Financial Troubles Put 911 Services In Jeopardy

Solano County answers fire and medical calls, which means if the county didn’t get paid, they would stop dispatching to calls such as fires and heart attacks.


RIP Mike Brown

Sacramento Kings Player’s Shoe Statement On Ferguson Draws National Attention

St. Louis native BenMcLemore played with three words of support for teenager Michael Brown written on his shoes—“RIP Mike Brown.”


fightinng for a cure

Family Raising Awareness Of Type 1 Diabetes To Help Find A Cure For Their Son

Joseph Pescetti, 5, plays like a little kid with no limitations. But his mother Alicia and father Anthony are always monitoring his health.


turlock park

Turlock Police Searching For Man Who Raped Woman At Knifepoint Near Donnelly Park

The woman told Turlock Police she was sitting on a park bench when her attacker approached from behind with a knife at about midnight on Sunday.