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Sarah Acosta is part of the FOX40 morning news team. She joined the team January 2017.

Sarah comes from Corpus Christi, TX where she was a reporter for three years for the ABC affiliate KIII 3News. Her first job was at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times working as an online personality and reporter for Caller.com. During that time she also partnered with Clear Channel and KIII 3News for weekly contributions. Sarah also had internships with the Texas Tribune, covering Texas politics and public policy, The Dallas Morning News, as a breaking news reporter, NBC DFW, as a features reporter and for the Corpus Christi Caller Times, as a multi-media journalist.

She grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and calls South Texas home. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2010 with a bachelor’s in Convergence Journalism, and was the managing editor of SMU’s news website, The Daily Mustang. She played for the SMU Women’s Tennis team, she was also an avid tennis player in high school, graduating from Richard King High School in Corpus Christi.

Sarah loves to volunteer with her certified Go Team Therapy Dog, Scooby Doo. She and Scooby are part of a National Therapy, Crisis and Service Dog group that volunteer their time to the local community. They are excited to start volunteering in the Sacramento area! In her free time she and Scooby like to go on runs and visit dog friendly businesses.

Recent Articles
  • Salmon Evacuated During Oroville Spillway Emergency Returned to Feather River

    YUBA CITY —  Thousands of tiny Chinook salmon were vacuumed into a giant truck Monday to start the final leg of what has become a long journey for them. The salmon have been seeking refuge at the Thermalito Annex Hatchery. “This hatchery was literally a life boat for 5 million fish,” said Andrew Hughan with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Last month when an emergency at the Oroville Spillway forced 180,000 residents to evacuate, millions of fish at the […]

  • Firefighter Injured after Garage Roof Collapses at Antelope House Fire

    ANTELOPE — A Metro Fire firefighter was taken to the hospital Monday morning for injuries related to a garage roof collapse at a house fire in Antelope. Metro Fire says the fire started in the home on Firestone Way around 7:15 a.m. A family of four was displaced. Two people were in the home at the time, and both were able to escape unharmed. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but there was significant fire damage to […]

  • Low Snow Closes I-80 from Nevada State Line to Applegate

    #TrafficAlert I-80 remains closed EB and WB Colfax to Stateline due to low visibility and heavy snowfall. ETO Monday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/ttSP8bes3s — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) March 6, 2017 PLACER COUNTY — Interstate 80 closed down starting early Monday from the Nevada State Line to Applegate due to heavy snow. Caltrans is hoping to reopen the roadways early Monday afternoon. Thirty-two inches of snow has fallen since Sunday at Donner Pass. The California Highway Patrol reported the closures at around 4:55 […]

  • Special Education School Trashed By Vandals

    SACRAMENTO — A special education school that serves disabled students who are transitioning into adulthood at the end of high school is engaging in a major clean up after vandals broke in and damaged property. The Laurel Ruff Center in the San Juan Unified School District was vandalized when school was out of session during “Presidents Week” break. According to surveillance video, a group of teenage boys broke into the back of the school using a sledgehammer. A faculty member revealed […]

  • Low Snow Brings Excitement, Delays to Foothills

    CAMINO — Camino resident Terry Ballew treated his dog Carl to a warm sweater and extra treats Monday morning to keep his four legged friend warm. Ballew says his dog isn’t used to seeing snow in Camino and neither is he. “I have lived here for about 40 years, and I never expect the snow this low. They said 4,000 to 6,000 feet and that was about a week ago, and I thought it was over on this last storm, but 3 o’clock this morning […]

  • Crews Work to Repair Modesto Sewage Treatment Pipe

    MODESTO — Sand bags and several plastic barriers are stopping millions of gallons of water from the swollen Tuolumne River from flowing into the Sutter Avenue sewage treatment plant in Modesto. But there’s a problem — a massive hole in an underwater pipe on the river. “The hole is probably, I don’t know, forty foot by twenty foot,” Laura Anhalt said. “It’s pretty deep.” Anhalt is a manager of the sewage plants in Modesto. She says they believe the hole […]

  • Evacuees, Donations Fill Placer County Fairgrounds

    ROSEVILLE — The Placer County Fair grounds in Roseville opened late Sunday night to any evacuees, providing a safe and comfortable place for Oroville and surrounding area residents who endured a stressful evacuation Sunday night. It took the Murray family nearly four hours to drive from Yuba City to the Roseville area. They had to sleep in their cars because they had no where to go. “We were at the super center Walmart over on Sierra College, and we stayed […]

  • Sacramento Apartment Fire Under Investigation

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Metro Fire is investigating an apartment fire that broke out around 5:45 a.m. Friday. The fire was at a complex in the 3700 block of Morse Avenue. About 10 occupants have been displaced due to the fire. Only one unit was significantly burned but surrounding units had smoke and water damage. At least three patients were transported to area hospitals for burns. Investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the fire as well as the […]

  • Fatal Accident in Rancho Cordova Causing Major Backups on Highway 50

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Authorities are investigating a fatal accident on Highway 50 near Zinfandel Drive in Rancho Cordova. At least five vehicles were involved in the incident that occurred around 4:30 a.m. Friday. All lanes on eastbound Highway 50 were condensed down to one lane as motorists travel through that area. All lanes were back open around 6:30 a.m.