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.

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SJSU Gets Heat For Handling Of Sexual Harassment Complaints Against Professor

San Jose State University is in the hot seat over its handling of sexual harassment complaints against a professor.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/02/2017

Silicon Valley Exec’s Domestic Violence Plea Deal Stirs Calls For Stiffer Sentence

Pressure is mounting on a Santa Clara county judge to give a former Silicon Valley CEO a harsher sentence. Abishek Gattani could spend just two weeks in jail for beating his wife for more than a decade.


8-Foot Stiletto At San Jose City Hall Stands For Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Standing eight feet tall and bright orange, the stiletto at the entrance of San Jose City Hall of will stop you in your own shoes.


Silicon Valley Comic Con Expands

VIDEO: The first day of the Silicon Valley Comic Con wrapped up Friday evening with thousands of fans and a long list of celebrities giving the event the thumbs-up. Maria Medina reports.


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San Jose City Council Considers Increasing Renter Protections

The San Jose City Council members are considering an ordinance that would limit no-cause evictions.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/18/2017

Santa Clara County Registrar To Be Audited Over Election Errors

A state Assembly committee has approved an audit of the Santa Clara County Registrar’s Office over the number of election errors coming from the office.


Bay Area Activists Head To Sacramento For Immigration Rally

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.


Shouting Match Erupts At Press Event Discussing Oakland Venue Safety

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.


Campbell Police Using Bait Packages To Catch Mail Thieves

Porch pirates out looking for holiday packages are getting a warning to stay out of Campbell.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/28/2016


Battle To Keep San Francisco’s Ocean Beach From Washing Away

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.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2016



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