Maria Medina

Maria Medina began working at KPIX 5 in March 2015.   Maria reports and anchors the KPIX 5 Weekend Early Edition.  On Sunday mornings, Maria joins Phil Matier on the anchor desk, getting in-depth interviews with the Bay Area’s state and congressional representatives and other major news makers.

She worked at the CBS station in Sacramento as a reporter before being promoted to the weekend anchor.

During her nearly five year stay at CBS 13, her most memorable stories include covering an active swat situation on live TV for more than nine hours, the Napa quake in 2014 and exclusively interviewing a convicted serial killer she discovered was living under a different identity.

Before working in Sacramento, she reported in Albuquerque and Yakima.

Maria began delivering the news when she was 15…her first job was delivering newspapers in her neighborhood.
Her life motto? Live, laugh and surf.

When she’s not trying to catch waves in Northern California, she’s traveling to Hawaii to surf there.

And when she’s not in the water, you can find her hiking with her two boys and two dogs, exploring the state or trying out a new restaurant.

Have story ideas or a restaurant recommendation? Contact Maria:

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24/7 Car Security Camera Could Help Stop San Francisco Car Break-Ins

Car owners have a new tool to fight car break-ins.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/12/2018

Businesses That Fail To Pay Wage Theft Citations Could Soon Lose License

To force businesses to pay employees, some cities are considering pulling business licenses.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/06/2018

Rusty, Exposed Storm Drain Pipes Pose A Danger At Pacifica Beach

The old storm drain is fouling the sand at Pacifica Beach, between the Pacifica pier and Mori Point.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/05/2018

The Future Of Real Estate May Have Far More Robots

The next time you show up to tour a Bay Area housing rental, you may discover that a robot is waiting to show you around.


Apple Admits To Purposely Slowing Down Older iPhones

Apple just admitted it tweaked its operating system to slow older iPhones.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/20/2017

Palo Alto escaped inmates Tramel McClough, John Bivins

New Details Surface About Brazen Palo Alto Courthouse Escape

New details emerged Tuesday about how two Santa Clara County inmates carefully planned and flawlessly executed an elaborate escape during a Palo Alto court appearance last month.


San Jose Pushes Forward With Plan To Build Tiny Homes For The Homeless

Despite objections from some San Jose residents, the city is pushing ahead with plans to build tiny homes for the homeless population.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/12/2017

Richmond Touts ‘Micropads’ For Homeless, But Unsure Where To Put Them

An East Bay city is looking to take people off the streets by creating tiny homes for the homeless, but some say it won’t even make a dent in dealing with the issue.


Alana Barragan

Car Dealers See Big Benefits From Hiring More Saleswomen

The largest car dealership group in the country is working on hiring more women realizing that, if they don’t, they’ll lose profits.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/15/2017

Father Fights Los Gatos Middle School Dress Code For Teen Daughter

A Los Gatos middle school is considering a change its dress code after a father stood up for his daughter when she was recently sent home over what she was wearing.



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