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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

pastor cleared

Manteca Pastor Cleared Of Murder Charges Shares His Side Of Las Vegas Encounter

For the first time, Robert Cox is able to explain in his own words, step-by-step what happened outside a Las Vegas restaurant when he says a total stranger approached him, his wife and youth group.


murder mystery

Family Pleading For Justice In Tracy’s First Murder Since 2012

Darrell Esguerra’s family told police they were celebrating two birthdays, one for a 5-year-old little girl, when just after 1 a.m., six to eight strangers showed up.


special shopping carts

Turlock Grocery Store First In Region To Get Specialized Shopping Carts For Kids With Disabilities

Some families of kids with disabilities say they stop going to the grocery store altogether, because it can get complicated. But they say something as simple as what’s rolling into the Save Mart in Turlock could change all of that.


manteca homeless

Manteca Police Chief Proposing New Rules To Corral Homeless Problem In Parks

For years, families know when they go to Library Park, they’ll be sharing it with the homeless—the families stay on one side and the homeless on the other.


conservation crackdown

Galt City Leaders Putting Pressure On Residents To Cut Water Usage

Starting on Friday, watering your lawn more than three times a week, washing sidewalks or driveways, or using a hose without an automatic shutoff device could mean up to $100 in fines in Galt.


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Stockton Man Fights Off Four Home Burglars After Being Shot In Leg

The suspects kicked open the front door of the home on Tudor Rose Glen at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. When Carlos Soto heard the crash in the middle of the night, he walked out of his bedroom and found burglars at his front door.


rape suspect

Dad Defends Alleged Serial Rapist Accused Of Brutally Assaulting At Least 3 Women

Robert Hill is accused of raping three women who were walking alone—once in North Highlands in April 2013 and twice this year in South Sacramento.


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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.


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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.