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.

Email Tony Lopez
Tony on Twitter
Tony on Facebook

Tony Lopez

Tony Lopez

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?

Warming Weather Rapidly Melting Massive Sierra Snowpack, Prompting Flood Risk

With the deepest snowpack the region has seen in May in nearly 20 years and temperatures feeling more like early summer than spring, the Sierra snow has no place to go but downstream.

05/02/2017

Students Get Firsthand Lesson On What It’s Like To Live With Disability

The organization putting on this program, A Touch of Understanding, brings volunteers who are disabled—face to face with the students.

05/02/2017

Businessman Says Doubling California’s Legislators Would Save State Money

John Cox, the man behind the idea got the go-ahead on Monday to start collecting signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The Republican is also planning a 2018 run for governor. He says this issue transcends politics.

05/01/2017

Mom Desperate To Find Sacramento Woman’s Body 12 Years After She Went Missing

The mother of Christie Wilson, a young Sacramento woman murdered more nearly 12 years ago, has reached an emotional turning point in the grieving process.

04/28/2017

Mother’s Quest For Answers In Daughter’s Murder Continues More Than A Decade Later

The mother of a murdered Sacramento woman has made it her mission to keep her daughter’s memory alive.

04/28/2017

Commercial Marijuana Growers Buying Up Space In Sacramento At Unprecedented Rate

It’s only fitting the grass grows wild – and the weeds reach for the sun – in this mostly industrial south Sacramento neighborhood considered by real estate experts to be one of the hot zones for commercial marijuana “grows.”

02/03/2017

Turlock Teen Who Nearly Died On Basketball Court Shares Gratitude With Rescuers

Jake Zylstra is a quiet, tall young man who doesn’t quite remember what happened, but he does know why he’s standing.

12/20/2016

75 Years Later: Before Pearl Harbor, There Was Wheeler Air Field

Before the bombs were dropped on Pearl Harbor, they fell onto an airbase where the then-22-year-old Clower was stationed.

12/08/2016

Violence, Trash, Drugs Shut Down Lodi Park For A Day

Lodi city officials tells CBS13 a maintenance worker was threatened and feared for his safety. Following the incident and the skate park was shut down for the day.

12/01/2016

Roseville Police Chief Hits Streets To Connect With Community, Officers

Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn is heading for his office, but it’s not what you think.

11/22/2016

Whatever Happened to Doris Inzunza? Advocate For Sacramento Women Disappeared Nearly 20 Years Ago

She stood about five feet tall and was around 100 pounds, but she stood even taller for women looking to escape an abusive relationship. She helped establish Sacramento Survivors of Stalking.

11/22/2016

Who Killed Robert Vargas? A Look Inside 8 Years Of Unsolved Frustration

It’s been more than eight years since he was gunned down in what’s been one of the most frustrating homicide cases in the county.

11/21/2016

previous

next

More From CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.
Follow Us On Facebook

Watch & Listen LIVE