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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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.


Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

Santa Cruz Battles Plastic Waste One Take-Out Order At A Time

The next time you get take-out in Santa Cruz, you may just be saving the planet.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/11/2017

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: President Barack Obama delivers a farewell speech to the nation on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in the as the 45th president on January 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

San Jose Residents Consider Creating ‘Barack Obama Street’

One San Jose man is spearheading a plan to rename a street after former U.S. President Barack Obama.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/05/2017

California Moves Closer To Creating Safe Illegal Drug Injection Sites

A new bill that has cleared the state assembly would allow California drug users to shoot up in supervised settings.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/31/2017

San Jose Neighbors Push Back Against Tiny Homes For The Homeless

A popular neighborhood park in San Jose could be part of the homeless solution, but the people who live nearby are saying: not so fast.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/24/2017

Police at Crime Scene

Stanford Lecturer Accused Of Stalking Former Students’ Homes At Night

A Stanford lecturer is accused of committing a creepy crime involving a former student and women’s clothing.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/07/2017

Blinding Sun Possibly Led To Crash That Killed Alameda County Deputy

A sunny stretch of I-580 may have led a bus carrying Tesla employees to fatally rear-end the car of an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/15/2017



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