Tony Lopez

Tony Lopez has been a proud member of the CBS13 news team for nearly a decade, now. Hired to launch Sacramento’s only local news at 4 p.m., he continues to bring viewers their first afternoon news of the day, including breaking news at it happens.

Tony also is one of our primary reporters for our evening newscasts. His “Getting Answers: Road Tours” can be seen weekly during our 10 p.m. news. A native of Los Angeles (don’t worry, he’s not a Lakers fan), Tony has worked for stations in California, Texas and Colorado. He’s been in the business for more than 25 years.

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First and foremost, Tony is a husband and father. He and his wife have been married more than 20 years, and keep busy raising a growing teenager.

When he’s not working, Tony enjoys running with his dog, coaching youth football, and just enjoying life.

Getting Answers with Tony Lopez

1. How long have you lived in Northern California?  This is my second stint in Nor Cal. I was here in the early 90’s and now, for the last 7 + years. So, combined..close to a decade.

2. Where are you from originally?  I’m pretty sure my Mother gave birth to me about 47 years ago in the Los Angeles area.

3. Do you have any siblings?  I have more siblings than Morgan Freeman has freckles. Okay, not really, but I’m the youngest of 8!

4. iPhone or Android?  I have an I-Phone.

5. What’s your favorite app?  Probably my Major League Baseball App so I can watch games and highlights when I’m supposed to be reading the news on set.

6. What’s your favorite thing about working in news?  I’ve always wanted to wear make-up everyday and this gives me the chance to do that and not feel really weird about it.  Seriously, the job is something different everyday. It’s never boring.

7. What’s your favorite book?  I like “Go Dog Go”. How’d all those dogs get on that tree?

8. What’s your favorite movie?  Shawshank Redemption cuz it reminds me never to give up when life doesn’t look so good.

9. What’s your favorite TV show?  Amazing Race and my wife is really mad we can’t try out for it since I work for CBS. We’d totally win..or she would totally kill me during the race. It would make for some good T.V.

10. Who is your favorite band?  I’m old school: Tom Petty, Earth Wind and Fire, Johnny Cash

11. What was your favorite concert?  The Wiggles were pretty good but I’d say Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

12. What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us?  I’m writing a Musical/Comedy, A Sitcom Pilot, and I can play the harmonica with my nose.

13. What’s your favorite past time?  Is drinking wine by my pool a past-time? If not, then going to the ballpark and watching some baseball

14. If you could drive any car – what would it be?  If a Smart Car really makes people smarter, then I’d hop into one of those. If not, then probably a classic Mustang.

15. Who’s the person you most admire?  Christina Anderson for her ability to sit next to me 5 days a week and not strangle me.

16. What’s your favorite quote?  “Life is too short, and so am I.”

17. What’s the one place you’d like to visit that you’ve never been to before?  The Amalfi Coast in Italy

18. What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?  Maui

19. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever overheard someone say?  That’s what she said.

20. Who’s your favorite actor/actress?  Jessica Rabbit

21. What’s your favorite line of dialogue from a movie?  Any scene in Goodfellas

22. What do you do for exercise?  Lift weights, run with my dog, yoga, kayak, anything outdoors.

23. What food could you not live without?  Pasta

24. What’s your favorite Northern California attraction?  My wife!  J

25. Where’s the strangest/farthest place you’ve been recognized?  I was recognized by a CHP officer who pulled me over after mistakenly thinking I was speeding.

26. At what age did you decide you were interested in news?  I was 4 and had to stop what I was doing to watch my brother on T.V. Los Angeles.

27. What’s the world’s biggest question that you’d like to find the answer to?  Why is there an expiration date on Sour Cream?

Danielle Lerude holders her newborn baby, (Credit: Cassie Flynn)

Mom Severely Injured By Alleged DUI Crash Able To Hold Her Newborn Again

The struggle continues tonight for a young mother nearly killed in a suspected DUI crash. We have new developments in her recovery and the case against the driver. CBS13’s Tony Lopez continues our look at the true impact from the crash.

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Young Family Faces Tough Road To Recovery After Near-Fatal Alleged DUI Crash

Tonight, CBS13’s Tony Lopez went beyond the shattered glass to answer this question: “What’s the true impact from a suspected dui crash?”

12/19/2014

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Young Grant High Boxer Continues Journey Toward 2016 Olympics In Rio De Janeiro

The Grant High senior is a focused young man, whether he’s taking notes at his desk or taking a crack at solving a problem on his computer.

12/12/2014

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Caltrans Says Barrier Not Needed Where Chain Link Fence Stands On Business 80

The Marconi curve features a big sound wall, but after a couple of miles you’ll see a chain link fence that’s the only barrier between traffic and a frontage road that includes a stretch of Auburn Boulevard.

12/09/2014

water conservation fatigue

Water Conservation Fatigue Setting In As California Use Not Falling Enough In Drought

The California Water Resources Board says residents aren’t making the effort to conserve for the second straight month. In October, residents cut water use by just seven percent, compared to a 12 percent reduction in August.

12/02/2014

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What Is A Grand Jury And How Is It Different In California?

But the goal is the same—deciding whether charges or an indictment should be brought forward against a defendant in a criminal case. In California, defendants aren’t called to testify in front of a grand jury.

11/26/2014

Hidden Cash

Man Behind Hidden Cash Craze Announces New Charity Effort Aimed At Fighting Hunger

Months after he put an end to it, the man behind the Hidden Cash craze opens up to CBS13 about why he stopped and what his next move will be.

11/25/2014

Cal Fire hiring

Cal Fire Is Looking For New Firefighters—Here’s What You Need To Know To Apply

The job requires being able to handle physical stress and having endurance while being able to adapt to different sleep cycles—sometimes only 6 to 8 hours in 72 hours of work.

11/21/2014

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Economists: Downtown Sacramento Kings Arena Could Pave Way For MLS Franchise

A key cornerstone to the plan to bring an MLS team to Sacramento may already be under construction in downtown Sacramento. After years of uncertainty whether the Kings would stay in town, the city put together a plan to keep the team in Sacramento

11/20/2014

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A Behind-The Scenes Look At The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s Military Surplus Acquisitions

They are the tools used to back up fire crews, to raid illegal marijuana grows, to patrol our waterways and fly over our neighborhoods searching for bad guys. They are the tools that wouldn’t exist in large part if it wasn’t for the U.S. military.

11/19/2014

how to find military surplus

How To Get Your Hands On Military Surplus Equipment At Auction

Tons of items given out by the military to local law enforcement can also be yours. From tool kits to camping gear to boats to boots, if local agencies don’t want it, it goes up for auction.

11/19/2014

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Batkid One Year Later: One Granted Wish Spurred Flood Of Donations, But Help Still Needed

Miles Scott was in the fight of his young life, battling leukemia from the tiny town of Tulelake. For one day, the 5-year-old was able to fight something else—crime, so he could save the world.

11/13/2014

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