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.
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Hundreds of Bay Area residents headed to the capitol Wednesday to participate in a march and rally urging lawmakers to pass two bills that would protect Muslims and immigrants.
A news conference hosted by the owner of Everett & Jones Barbeque in Oakland’s Jack London Square to discuss concerns about a nearby warehouse space erupted into a shouting match Wednesday morning.
Porch pirates out looking for holiday packages are getting a warning to stay out of Campbell.
As he watched crews frantically work to short up the dunes at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, surfer Robert Wolffe couldn’t help but think back to what it once was.
A dispute between the San Francisco 49ers and the city of Santa Clara over Levi’s Stadium operating costs is getting uglier.
A group of dozens of bikers pulled stunts and wheelies during a sideshow on the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday, bringing heavy Fleet Week traffic to a halt.
Officials at San Jose State University were trying to answer questions Wednesday about a professor who remained on the job after a campus investigation determined he sexually harassed a student.
The father of the woman arrested Thursday for terrorizing one of the most famous celebrity families in the country told KPIX 5 his daughter has been coping with mental issues since she was a teen.
Neighbors who lived near the San Jose home where a couple allegedly masterminded a massive South Bay pot growing operation said they were shocked to learn about the crime.
A Bay Area dog walker widely known for his web videos and photos featuring dogs is being accused of a hit-and-run crash in a Saratoga neighborhood that left two Labradors dead, and their owner injured.