Mae Fesai
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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
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    Tips for Creating a Family Command Center

    In an effort to get herself and the Fesai family organized this year, Mae is getting some help from a local mom. DIY expert Diana Watkins walks Mae through the steps of creating her own “Family Command Center,” an area in the home designed to help parents and kids can stay up to date on family activities, school, and everything else in between.

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    In Your Neighborhood: The Pocket

    This week for In Your Neighborhood, FOX40 is in The Pocket area — Mae and Martina are having a blast in some hot spots. Martina is out in at The Trap – Sacramento’s oldest and oddest bar where everybody knows your name. This bar is unique and has a lot of history behind it. The building came to be in the 1860s and later became a saloon in the early 1900s. The building used to be closer to the river and […]

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    Kids Matter: Learning During the Holidays

    Fizzy snowflakes and optical illusions – Mae is outside with Susan Bunnell Christensen (Connections Academy teacher) Lierin Hans (student, 4th grade) learning how to keep your child’s mind engaged during the holidays. Fizzy Snowflakes Procedure: Children will learn how to create a chemical reaction with baking soda and vinegar. Materials:  Baking dish Plastic snowflakes Confetti Baking soda Vinegar Blue food coloring Tweezers Eyedropper Ice cube tray Instructions: 1. Sprinkle the plastic snowflakes and confetti on the bottom of the baking dish. […]

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    The Waterboy Celebrates 20 Years in Sacramento

    Mae is enjoying her morning at The Waterboy as they celebrate 20 years in Sacramento. They’re located at 2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811.

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    Appetizers for Entertaining

    One of the great parts of this holiday season is the food, especially appetizers to nibble on while catching up with friends and family. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op cooking instructor Lucia Olivero shows us an easy recipe for entertaining guests this season. Mushroom Tartlet topped with Goat Cheese and Olives 1 pound fresh Portobello mushrooms, finely diced 1 shallot, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 4 […]

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    Celebrity News: Malcolm McDowell on Season 3 of the Newly Golden Globe Nominated ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

    Paul Robins and Mar Fesai sat down with Malcolm McDowell to discuss season three of “Mozart in the Jungle”. McDowell plays maestro Thomas Pembridge on the show, a character whom he calls “such a buffoon, but a beautiful man in many ways.” NBC ‘s “Today” show released the nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards Monday morning. “Mozart in the Jungle” was nominated for this year’s Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy category. The show’s third season is free […]

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    Managing Holiday Stress

    The holidays can be full of joy, but they can also be full of stress and anxiety. Dr. Rajiv Misquitta, with Kaiser Permanente, says there are ways to identify sources and symptoms of stress, as well as ways to fight stress. Sources of stress can be anything from financial woes to having a hectic schedule. When you’re stressed, you may experience headache, muscle tension, stomach aches or sleeping problems. Dr. Misquitta says you can fight stress by making a plan, […]

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    Kids Matter: Teaching Kids Ways to Be Thankful

    Mae has a ton of ways parents can creatively emphasis the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving.

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    Lee Greenwood Wants to ‘Help Veterans Achieve a Better Way of Life’

    Lee Greenwood, Grammy-award winning country music artist, born and raised in Sacramento, discusses being the new ambassador for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The non-profit aims to raise money and awareness for veterans who are looking for work and recovering from injuries. People are encouraged to go to Disabled American Veterans’ website to write inspirational notes about the veterans in their lives in hopes that they might spread a message of support for millions of the nation’s wounded and ill soldiers.