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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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.
The hot housing market just reached a record high. The median price for a single family home in Santa Clara County: $1 million.
In an East Bay warehouse a group of maverick pilots are moving the underground drone racing scene to a whole new level.
A Bay Area police department is doing a different kind of outreach, with a message that’s set to music.
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.
Bay Area Honda drivers just began getting their notices in the mail for the February recall due to faulty airbags.
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.
Pounding surf has helped open up another sinkhole along Pacifica’s shoreline as the city was still working to repair another just blocks away.
Some San Francisco Bay Area school districts are working hard to attract new educators amid a statewide teacher shortage.
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.
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.
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.
A groundbreaking approach to treating knee injuries is about to be tested at a Bay Area hospital, using the patient’s own stem cells.
From car exhaust, to soot and even cigarette smoke, Google Maps will soon show the pollution you and your neighbors are breathing in.
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.
More jobs means more people moving to the Bay Area, which leads to more traffic and higher rents, because there’s not enough housing.
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.
An elaborate car theft ring was busted in San Jose after workers at gyms caught on to the scheme.
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.
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.
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.