Jennifer McGraw reports Monday-Friday on CBS13 News.

13 Questions With… Jennifer McGraw

  1. Where did you grow up? In the Los Angeles suburbs. Otherwise known as the Valley. It takes about 20 minutes to go anywhere.
  2. What is your ideal scenario for a day off? I love to travel! Anywhere there’s sunshine and something beautiful to see.
  3. How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? I was a Journalism major with dreams of writing for the San Francisco Chronicle. My last semester of college I interned at KGO and immediately aspired to be Cheryl Jennings.
  4. What was your favorite toy growing up? It’s a tie between Barbies and Legos. Oh to have that young imagination again!
  5. Where is your favorite local place to eat? South, in Downtown Sac. It’s Southern comfort food. The fried chicken is amazing, but secretly the burger is unbelievable.
  6. Do you have any pets? Yes, a standard poodle named Bug. She’s almost 8-years-old. She’s grey and fuzzy. Loves to swim, hunt squirrels, and takes up most of the bed.
  7. What is your favorite social media platform? Facebook – Jennifer McGraw CBS13 and Twitter – @NewsMcGraw
  8. If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? Working with Make-A-Wish. The most incredible organization helping kids live their own dreams.
  9. What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? The 2017 California wildfires were devastating. So many lives lost, so much destruction. But there was also an incredible outpouring of support, strengthening my hope in humanity.
  10. What is your favorite season? Summer. Floating down the American River or swimming in Pacific off the beaches in Del Mar.
  11. Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? Macy Jenkins. From morning, noon, to night.
  12. When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? It’s important to rise early every day, I don’t want to miss a thing!
  13. Why do you love Northern California? Living in Sacramento, in less than 2 hours you can drive to San Francisco, or tour the Sonoma Valley vineyards, or snow board across the high Sierra. It’s always sunny and there’s an adventure to be had.


  1. Where was your best vacation ever? A family wedding in Positano, Italy. We ventured all along the Amalfi Coast, to Rome, to the ruins in Pompei.
  2. Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? Go Big Blue! Born a Los Angeles Dodger, became a Boise State Bronco, and bleed Indianapolis Colts blue!
  3. Favorite TV show? Movie? I’m a sucker for investigations: Criminal Minds, 48 Hours and my all time favorite movie that withstands anytime of year for me, White Christmas.

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