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Mae Fesai is a FOX40 Morning News Anchor/Reporter and can be seen delivering the news bright and fresh Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 10 a.m.

Mae has covered hundreds of stories in the Sacramento area within a career that spans nearly 15 years. Mae worked hard to establish a strong understanding of what’s important to the people in the Northern California region by reporting live news events to packaging both local and national news stories including award winning and Emmy nominated series on jobs, women in politics, and the Olympics.

Mae graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from San Francisco State University in Health Science with a minor in Chemistry and she continues to work on her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a member of several organizations, including the Asian American Journalists Association.
Mae is married to a firefighter and together they support several charities, with a focus on organizations that support children and fire victims including the Firefighters Burn Institute, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and youth ministries at their church.

Mae and her husband have three children and enjoy extreme sports. Mae loves being in Sacramento because she calls it the perfect track to do all her sports which include motocross, ATV, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, running, water sports, and cruising around town on her motorcycle. Her favorite thing of all is reading to her kids at bedtime.


Recent Articles
  • Making Traditional Irish Meals for St. Patrick’s Day with Corti Brothers

    Corti Brothers’ own Rick Mindermann brings a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal to the FOX40 studio with corned pork, a sauerkraut blend and, of course, Guinness.

  • Kids Matter: Tips to Prep for ACT/SAT

    Mae is joined by Billy Downing, author of “College Greatness: A Family’s Guide to the Admissions Process,” to talk about how to get your teens prepared for the ACT/SAT. Take a Practice Test A full-length practice test is the best way to conclude your test prep, and is a reliable indicator of how you will perform. Most importantly, practice tests help test takers build the stamina needed to get through four grueling hours of testing. Don’t Cram Preparing for the […]

  • Cooking Culinerdy’s Epic Burgers with Chef Keith Breedlove

    Chef Keith Breedlove shares his burger recipes with the FOX40 team. Go to nerdytruck.com to find out more about Chef Breedlove’s Culinerdy Cruzer.

  • Ask a Vet: Repair Injuries Through Treadmill Therapy

    ORANGEVALE — Canine treadmill therapy is beneficial for dogs recovering from surgery or injury. Using a treadmill program can help reduce the effects of arthritis, ease pain during exercise and manage weight. For more information on treadmill therapy visit Dr. Jyl’s website.

  • Tech Report: Revisiting the Record

    With so many ways to listen to music nowadays and so many digital platforms to choose from, there are still many people turning back to an old favorite — the record. Turntable lovers swear by the nostalgia of putting on a record and enjoying the rich sound quality. Portable turntables are available to make listening simple and inexpensive. Visit RichOnTech for more tech in the news.  

  • In Your Neighborhood: Ripon

    This week FOX40 is hanging out in Ripon and Martina and Mae are having fun around town. Martina is in downtown Ripon at the very well-known Schemper Ace Hardware getting to know the guys behind the store at they prepare to be the Grand Marshal of the Almond Blossom Festival. The Schemper family has been serving the Ripon community for 62 years! Martina is also busy making Ally the Almond her new BFF and she is even learning the correct […]

  • Donating to Cayman’s Cuddles

    Today’s Kids Matter segment is all about Cayman and her Pillow Pets. Mae is chatting with Cayman and her mom Gina to talk about their efforts to bring comfort to kids at Shriner’s Hospital by way of Pillow Pets. If you would like to donate and help Cayman help others visit her GoFundMe Page. 

  • Free Community Baby Shower Helping New Parents

    Phil Serna, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors District 1, and new mom Jeanine Gaines are in the studio with Mae to raise awareness to a very important cause. In celebration of Black History Month, new and expecting moms and dads are invited to the second annual “Pride & Joy Community Baby Shower” to support healthy pregnancies and babies. For more than two decades, data reveals that African-American children in Sacramento County die at twice the rate of other children. Perinatal […]

  • Storm Preparations with SMUD

    Mae is hanging out with Chris Capra from SMUD learning some tips on energy efficient appliances and way to be prepared before the upcoming storm.