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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Santa Cruz Surfer Fights For Survival After Horrific Crash Into Cliff

A Santa Cruz surfer is fighting to survive after a frightening accident into a cliff left him with multiple injuries including a broken neck.


Spike In San Jose Grass Fires Attributed To Homeless Encampments

A sharp increase in grass fires in San Jose has resulted in firefighters tracking what’s been determined to be the common link: homeless encampments.


Marine Biologist Explains Increased Shark Sightings In Santa Cruz County

After some two dozen sharks were spotted over the weekend in Santa Cruz County, a local marine biologist who has been studying the sharks explains why he believes sharks are being seen in increasing numbers. 


Homeless Person Sleeping in Public Park

$2.2M Fed Grant Awarded To Help Homeless Youth In Santa Cruz County

Homeless youth in Santa Cruz County are about to get a much-needed hand up from the feds. The county is just one of 10 communities in the nation to qualify for a new grant program – a $2.2 million U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development grant.


Person Of Interest Sought In Attempted Arson At Union City Preschool

Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding a person of interest connected to an attempted arson incident that targeted an East Bay school.


Horrifically Injured Dogs Rescued From Trash Pile In Oakland

Two abandoned puppies that were discovered in a pile of trash in Oakland with horrific injuries Saturday night are fighting to survive.


California Mother Who Killed Her 3 Daughters Comes Up For Parole

A Bay Area mother convicted of killing her three young daughters could soon be set free.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/11/2018

Video Shows Tesla On Autopilot Nearly Crashing On Hwy 101

New video shows Tesla’s autopilot feature failing.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/04/2018

Shooter With Pellet Gun Vandalizes A Dozen San Jose Stores

At least a dozen San Jose businesses were targeted by a vandal armed with a pellet gun. Now, new surveillance video could help police find the shooter.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/06/2018

Santa Clara County Supervisor Pushes To Ban Gun Shows On Public Fairgrounds

A Santa Clara County supervisor wants to ban gun shows from the public fairgrounds.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/05/2018