Mark Demsky
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I’ve had my share of excitement and close calls covering both news & sports for FOX40 since 2003. Probably the most thrilling was covering the San Francisco Giants World Series run back in October 2010 and being in the clubhouse for the champagne celebration. By the way, that stuff really does sting when you get it in your eyes!

While I’ve spent the majority of my two decades in TV covering sports, it’s my transition to reporting and anchoring everyday news that I’m most proud of.

In fact, because of the relationship I have established with Sacramento’s Animal Shelter and all the stories I’ve done, I am known as the best Sports/Animal reporter this business has ever seen. My only question; is there any other Sports/Animal reporters even out there…anywhere?

My job has allowed me to be involved and to completely jump into a passion of mine…the sports world. But yet, when I leave FOX40 for my weekend, the games, the highlights, the personalities are left behind as well. I’m proud that this business doesn’t run my life.

I love living in this part of the country and enjoy an amazing relationship with a woman who shares many of the same dreams & desires that I do. I’ve got two daughters, a step-daughter and step-son. It makes for a lot of crazy, fun & incredible moments and I’m thrilled to be a part of it all.

Recent Articles
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    Caltrans Crews Working Around the Clock

    KINGVALE — 24/7 is what we’re talking about. More than 4,000 Caltrans employees have been working around the clock for quite some time now to restore the state’s transportation infrastructure. But with another round of storms on the way this weekend, workers at the Kingvale facility spent the day Thursday getting ready yet again. “Absolutely,” said Dave Wood with Clatrans. “It’s been a very memorable winter so far, and it’s not over yet.” So memorable in fact, that last month […]

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    Sacramento Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting on Del Paso Boulevard

     SACRAMENTO — Sacramento officials are leading the investigations into an officer involved shooting that occurred Friday on Del Paso Boulevard. Sacramento Police Department officers had Armani Lee, 28, under surveillance for a North Sacramento shooting from Feb. 4 as well as violating his parole. Lee left a home on Land Avenue and began walking down Del Paso Boulevard when undercover officials identified him. Additional marked and unmarked officers who were called in to arrest Lee were forced to pursue him […]

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    Placerville Water Treatment Plant Exceeds Capacity; Begins Releasing Untreated Water into Hangtown Creek

    PLACERVILLE — While flooding concerns will remain in place for much of the region due to the recent storm activity, all the run off has also brought an environmental concern. The Placerville Water Treatment Plant has exceeded its capacity for the second time this year already. The facility has begun releasing portions of untreated water back into Hangtown Creek. “It’s basically more water than we can handle,” explained City Manager Cleve Morris on Thursday evening. Normally, the facility processes a […]

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    Yuba River Swells in Nevada County

    NEVADA COUNTY — By the end of the week, more than nine inches of rain may have fallen in many spots of the region. In fact, just driving along Highway 49, you’ll spot long stretches of flooded areas. But you also can’t miss those rare glimpses of nature either. “This is no joke, right?” FOX40 asked Dennis Barry about the raging Yuba River. “No, this is serious stuff,” he responded. Barry, a life-long Nevada County resident, said he hasn’t seen the […]

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    Caltrans Gives Highway 49 ‘All Clear’ After Possible Sinkhole Scare

    GRASS VALLEY — A full day of investigative work by Caltrans crews along Highway 49, between McKnight Lane and Empire Street, has determined the roadway to be safe and free of any structural damage. Earlier, it was determined that there was a small depression in the highway that was directly above the same pipeline that ruptured two weeks ago, causing one of the largest sinkholes in state history. “To be on the safe side, we just wanted to make sure we […]

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    After 15 Years at Del Oro, Football Coach Heads to Capital Christian

    LOOMIS — Fifteen years, 14 playoff appearances, six section titles and a state championship in 2015. Football is a big deal, not just at Del Oro High School, but all around the tight-knit community of Loomis. “Football is a culture in Loomis,” according to Peggy Love, whose four sons all have played for Head Coach Casey Taylor. Love, who also serves as the “Team Mom” for the Golden Eagles is understandably emotional, along with most of the community, after Coach Taylor […]

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    Local Teen Set to Attend Presidential Inauguration

    AUBURN — In less than a week, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the nation’s 45th President. In attendance will be local teen Lexy Ashford. “It’s really going to be overwhelming,” said Ashford from her Auburn home. “It’s really going to be an amazing week, probably something I won’t even be able to explain to people when I get back. It’s going to be that overwhelming.” Like most teenage girls, 14-year-old Lexy enjoys spending Friday night’s with friends and attending […]

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    Roseville Prepares for Potential Flooding

    ROSEVILLE — Weather forecasters are predicting enough rain from this coming weekend’s storm to surpass levels that were last seen way back in 2005, when much of the area was hit hard by flooding, including Roseville. Today though, the city has the highest rating in the country when it comes to flood control. “Thanks to our $20 million flood control project ,we’re in better shape,” explained Carl Walker, who is in charge of the project for the city. But 11 […]

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    Cleanup Underway After Storm Hits Sacramento Region

    SACRAMENTO —  Many of us woke up Wednesday morning to our local neighborhood streets covered with leaves, branches and other debris from the sizable storm overnight. “They are a mess,” said Steve Hoffman a retired local. “And running the park this morning was interesting too. A lot of branches down, and things like that.” If you were lucky, that’s all you had to deal with. There were several reports of downed trees and some minor flooding, but overall cleanup from the […]