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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
  • Cooling Off at Raging Waters Sacramento

    Sarah is taking a dip at Raging Waters Sacramento. Watch her cool down on Great White water slide and the Honolulu Half Pipe.

  • Highway 50 Lanes Reopen in West Sacramento after Buckling Repairs

    WEST SACRAMENTO — Four lanes closed on eastbound Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento on Sunday because of crumbling and buckling pavement. Cal Trans crews worked all day and through the night Sunday to make repairs, clearing the scene early Monday morning. CHP received reports about a “a hazard of some sort” on the eastbound Highway 50 about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and discovered there was buckling across several lanes. Caltrans crew members poured concrete and to patch up the affected lanes. Officials don’t […]

  • Fatal Head-On Collision Closes Lanes on Highway 49

    AUBURN — Highway 49 was closed down to just one lane each way due to a fatal head-on collision near Cramer Road. Around 8:30 a.m. a Kia mini van traveling north on Highway 49 veered into oncoming traffic on the southbound lane colliding with a Hyundai sedan. The Hyundai driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene. The mini van driver had minor injuries. CHP doesn’t suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. […]

  • Upcoming Heat Wave has People Finding Ways to Beat the Heat

    SACRAMENTO — An excessive heat watch has been issued across the valley for this weekend and with triple digits heading our way, many are finding ways to beat the heat. Sutter Middle School track coach Jodie Cooperman was out jogging before it got too hot. “I think people underestimate the heat, which is why we are out here really early because you really have to pay attention to it or people are going to get hurt,” Cooperman said. Cooperman says […]

  • Sacramento Firefighter Injured Battling Early Morning House Fire

    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento firefighter is recovering after he was injured battling a house fire early Tuesday. “They were met with a very tough battle as soon as they made it through the front door. As the chief mentioned, he was wearing his full protective equipment,” said Chris Harvey with the Sacramento Fire Department. Twenty-three-year-old Dominic DeRose was on the front line, responding to a house fire on the 6300 block of Logan Street at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Fire officials […]

  • Firefighter Being Treated for Moderate Burn Injuries After South Sacramento House Fire

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — A fire fighter with the Sacramento Fire Department was injured in an early morning fire in South Sacramento. He suffered moderate burn injuries and has been transported to UC Davis . Chris Harvey, Public Information Officer with the Sacramento Fire Department, says the injured fire fighter was conscious and talking when he left the scene by ambulance. The house fire on Logan Street was called in by neighbors around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Neighbors told the fire department that the […]

  • Sacramento Metro Fire Department Welcomes New Graduates to the Crew

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department welcomed eight new firefighters onto their team Friday evening. After a 20 week program, the academy graduates walked the stage tonight at Rancho Cordova City Hall to receive their badges from Sacramento Metro Fire Chief Todd Harms. The ceremony for first recruitment class of 2017 included traditions of bag pipes and the 522 Honor Guard, hanging of the guidon and ringing of the bell for the last time for final call. The graduates […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Roseville

    Sarah is out in Roseville checking out all of the things the city has to offer kids. The Roseville Aquatics Complex includes the Summer Sanders Olympic-size competition pool, a zero-depth recreation pool with beach entry, a 150-foot water-slide, and a children’s interactive water play area and the Wave Cafe.  Programs available at this facility include the Woodcreek Seawolves Competitive Swim Team, family night swimming, recreational swimming, a variety of morning, afternoon and evening swim lessons, and water polo camps.

  • Artist Teams with Welding Students to Create New Bike Racks in Rancho Cordova

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Huddled under a tent in the rain at the Sacramento Children’s Museum, Rancho Cordova community leaders unveiled six unique bike racks that will soon be placed all over the city. “It gives us the opportunity to create a lasting tangible impact that aligns with the city’s goals of becoming a world class bicycling city,” Daniel Thigpen, of Leadership Rancho Cordova, told FOX40. These bike racks aren’t just functional, they are each a piece of art. The bright […]