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?

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

healthcare

No, This Sacramento Physical Therapy Center Is Not Linked To A Terrorist Organization

When you look inside a physical therapy room at Lula Capuchino’s business, you’ll see life-changing work being done. But look outside the building and you’ll notice a not-so-great coincidence. What’s in a name? For ISIS Healthcare, the answer is a whole lot of unwanted attention.

04/09/2015

rubios fire

Rebuilding Plans In Place For Roseville Rubio’s

What’s left of the building has been fenced-in since the day after the fire and locked, with no sign of any cleanup crews. The short answer to what’s going on we’re told is the restaurant is planning its next move.

04/08/2015

natomas drum

Natomas Drum Corps Gives Students An Outlet For Life’s Problems

The beat goes on at Natomas High School, where the focus is clear, the moves are precise, and the sound both inside and outside the classroom is as solid as the foundation created by the man leading the way.

03/19/2015

deadly fire

Mother, Son Die In Nevada City House Fire

A fire tore through a small Nevada City home, trapping a mother and her disabled son inside. While the mother called 911 to get help, it would be too late.

03/13/2015

kinkade

3 Years After His Death, How Much Is My Thomas Kinkade Painting Worth?

The value of the piece depends on whether the painting is signed and numbered. The open edition works—those without numbers or signatures, that don’t come with certificate of authenticity—aren’t going to see an increase since those works are still being made today.

03/11/2015

art downtown plaza

22 Years Before Koons Piece, Another Downtown Plaza Art Installation Drew Attention

The year was 1993, and the plaza was getting a serious makeover with a second story addition. There was something else keeping watch over the renovation—the Clock Tower.

03/10/2015

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