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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The field is cleared before the start of the game between San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Santa Clara. The field is cleared before the start of the game between San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Santa Clara. (Don Feria/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Threatens To Take Control Of Levi’s Stadium From 49ers

A dispute between the San Francisco 49ers and the city of Santa Clara over Levi’s Stadium operating costs is getting uglier.


Bikers Pull Stunts On Golden Gate Bridge During Fleet Week

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.


Questions Emerge In SJSU Professor’s Sexual Harassment Investigation

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.


Father: Woman Accused Of Cyberstalking Kardashians Is Bipolar

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 Shocked To Learn About Huge San Jose Pot Growing Operation

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.


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Dog Walker Suspected In Hit-And-Run That Killed 2 Dogs In Saratoga

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.


To Buyers’ Dismay, Median Housing Prices In Santa Clara County Reach Seven Figures

The hot housing market just reached a record high. The median price for a single family home in Santa Clara County: $1 million.


Top Guns: Drone Pilots Take Underground Racing Scene To New Heights

In an East Bay warehouse a group of maverick pilots are moving the underground drone racing scene to a whole new level.


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Vallejo Police Take Running Man Dance Challenge To New Heights

A Bay Area police department is doing a different kind of outreach, with a message that’s set to music.


Toxic Pesticide-Ridden Soil Detected At Site For New Bay Area School

The Morgan Hill Unified School District discovered soil laced with a highly toxic pesticide in a field where a school is slated to be built.


(Photo Credit: Honda Motor Co.)

Bay Area Honda Drivers Get Recall Notices For Faulty Airbags

Bay Area Honda drivers just began getting their notices in the mail for the February recall due to faulty airbags.


Waiting Just Weeks Could Net Bay Area Home Sellers Thousands Extra

Timing can make all the difference in the housing market, and real estate agents say waiting just a few weeks to put a house on the market can make sellers a lot more money.


New Sinkhole Opens Up Along Pacifica Beach As City Works To Repair Last One

Pounding surf has helped open up another sinkhole along Pacifica’s shoreline as the city was still working to repair another just blocks away.


Statewide Teacher Shortage Hits The Bay Area Hard

Some San Francisco Bay Area school districts are working hard to attract new educators amid a statewide teacher shortage.


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Gilroy Woman Gets Nearly $30K Property Tax Refund After Finding Low Income Residents Were Overcharged Millions

County leaders in Gilroy presented a woman with a big check this Christmas Eve after she discovered a multi-million dollar property tax mistake.


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San Jose School Cancels Santa Field Trip After Jewish Mother’s Complaint

Parents of San Jose school kids confronted a school board Thursday night after a decision to cancel a field trip to see Santa Claus followed a complaint by a Jewish mother who objected to the school-sponsored outing.


Marijuana Oil Gives Family Hope For Teen In Coma With Mystery Illness

A Morgan Hill teen who has been in a coma for four months caused by a mysterious illness has been given one week to live, but his family is holding on to one last hope that might save his life.


Doctors at Stanford Hospital perform knee surgery. (CBS)

Knee Injuries To Be Treated Using Patient’s Own Stem Cells At Stanford Hospital

A groundbreaking approach to treating knee injuries is about to be tested at a Bay Area hospital, using the patient’s own stem cells.


Google street view mapping and camera car. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Street View Cars To Map Bay Area Pollution Levels

From car exhaust, to soot and even cigarette smoke, Google Maps will soon show the pollution you and your neighbors are breathing in.


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San Jose Minimum Wage Not Going Up In 2016 Due To Consumer Price Index Drop

Thousands of people who work in San Jose who earn minimum wage thought they would be getting a raise on January 1st. But a lower Consumer Price Index means their wages will stay at $10.30 an hour next year.


Economists: Bay Area Nears Full Employment, Housing Market May Get Even Tougher

More jobs means more people moving to the Bay Area, which leads to more traffic and higher rents, because there’s not enough housing.


New California Law Allows Women To Obtain Birth Control Without Doctor’s Visit

Soon, it will be much easier for women in the Bay Area and California to obtain birth control. A new law allows women to skip the doctor and go right to the pharmacy.


auto theft suspects Colby Worsham, Anthony Roberts, Richard Higgerson (San Jose Police Department)

Alert Gym Employees Help Police Crack San Jose Auto-Theft Ring; 3 Arrested

An elaborate car theft ring was busted in San Jose after workers at gyms caught on to the scheme.


Westfield Oakridge Mall in South San Jose. (CBS)

Thieves Nabbed After Swiping $160,000 In Apple Products From San Jose Mall

A group of thieves stole more than $150,000 worth of electronics from a San Jose mall, without ever stepping foot inside. It was a high-priced theft that four suspected criminals nearly got away with.


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Vandals Target San Jose Boutique For Plus-Size Women, Owner Thinks Crooks Are Fat Shaming

The owner of the Curvy Girl boutique on Meridian Avenue said she thought the attacks were random at first. But her store has been attacked three times and no other store in the complex has been targeted.


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Livermore Boy Recovering At Home After Car Plows Into Backyard, Kills 2 Relatives

A Livermore boy is back home Monday after police said a drunk driver plowed into their backyard on Saturday. The crash killed his aunt and baby cousin.