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?

sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep Gets Harder As You Age

Sleep experts say muscle tissue in our airways loses its tone as we get older, allowing for obstruction that could affect the tissues in our upper airways.

05/08/2015

ping pong seniors

Researchers Find Ping-Pong Can Slow Effects Of Dementia, Alzheimer’s

The smashes come at a rapid pace for members of the Sacramento Table Tennis Club. But even when they miss their mark, they’re right on target when it comes to taking part in an activity that experts say forces out brains to work a little hard, reducing our risk of getting dementia or Alzheimer’s.

05/07/2015

across the top

Across The Top Project Still On Time, Despite Spike In Accidents, Concrete Mistakes

They may be trying, but Caltrans can’t ignore driver’s frustration and confusion. And neither could we when we started getting so many emails, with some asking why it’s taking so long and why aren’t more people working on the project.

05/06/2015

postal worker

Postal Worker Hailed As Hero After Saving Shooting Victim In Carmichael Standoff

Investigators say she had just been shot by Jeremiah Hankins, the man at the center of Monday’s standoff. When the victim saw the postman, she made her move. Gallegos, a military veteran who’s only been on the job four weeks didn’t hesitate to help.

04/29/2015

voice

Man With Cerebral Palsy Hopes GoFundMe Campaign Will Help Him Find His Voice

It’s rare to sit down and talk with someone who can’t say a word.

04/27/2015

uc davis

Discovering Drought-Tolerant Plants At The UC Davis Arboretum

These plants are not soaking in water, but they are soaking-in the beauty of a drought-resistant garden.

04/27/2015

drought busting

UC Davis Arboretum Selling Drought-Resistant Plants On Saturday

At the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, CBS13’s tour guide Ellen Zagory, the director of public horticulture, guides us through the world of drought-tolerant plants.

04/24/2015

Sacramento Sniper

Sacramento Sniper: Who Shot Stephen McDonald From A Second-Story Midtown Apartment?

It was a Friday just before noon. Someone would walk up the stairs leading to a second-floor apartment and shatter all peaceful sounds. Multiple shots were fired from a second-floor window. A sniper had gotten into position to do some serious damage.

04/23/2015

bus lane

Watt Avenue Bus Lane Is Finished, So Why Isn’t It Being Used?

Mark Lonergan with Regional Transit says the lane is a first of its kind in the area. The two-mile stretch that travels over Highway 50 toward La Riviera Drive will allow two buses to travel on a single lane in opposite directions through one of the most congested areas of the county.

04/22/2015

drought and dollars

Water Conservation Could Be As Simple As A Washer Or A Shower Head

When it comes to faucets, leaks from the handles are the biggest problem and and can be the easiest and cheapest to fix.

04/21/2015

PEST

Wine Country On High Alert For Southern California Pest

It may not the centerpiece of Louis Foppiano’s vineyard in Healdsberg, but a bug trap is doing some serious work saving his livelihood from ruin.

04/16/2015

tractor

Empty Roseville Land With Tractor Could Be Future Home Of Sunsplash Parking Lot

It’s one of the first images drivers see leaving Interstate 80 at the Eureka-Taylor exit to go into East Roseville—an old tractor, rusty chain and all, and tarps covering mounds of dirt.

04/14/2015

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