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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
  • 3 Suspects Climb onto South Sacramento Roof After Police Pursuit

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County sheriffs arrested three suspects early Tuesday morning after a chase that started in the Arden-Arcade area near Cal Expo. The suspects traveled on Capital City Freeway to Highway 99 where they got off on 47th Avenue. They ended up stopping into a South Sacramento neighborhood on 44th after driving onto a lawn. The men jumped out of the truck, hopped fences and climbed onto a home’s roof. CHP says they were able to track […]

  • Caltrans Cleans Up Highways for Statewide Litter Pickup Day

    SACRAMENTO — Caltrans cleaned litter from state highways in eight counties Thursday for Statewide Litter Pickup Day. The agency says they want to raise public awareness of how much litter along the road there really is, and how pricey cleaning it up can be. In 2016, Caltrans spent $67.1 million dollars picking up trash across the state. This included litter, tires and dumped mattresses. It’s enough litter to fill 9,000 garbage trucks, Caltrans said. Parked back to back, that line […]

  • Authorities Investigate Deadly Crash After Driver Hits Tree

    SACRAMENTO — A man is dead after slamming his car into a tree on Stockton Boulevard near the UC Davis campus around midnight Wednesday. The driver was speeding westbound on Stockton Boulevard when he lost control of his Cadillac sedan and hit the tree. Police say he died on impact. Authorities were unable to confirm if the man was wearing a seat belt or if they believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.  

  • Driver Killed After Hitting Utility Pole in Carmichael

    CARMICHAEL — A man who police believe to be in his 20s is dead after his car veered off the road and slammed into an electric pole in Carmichael. The crash happened at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday on Fair Oaks Boulevard. Police have already cleared the scene with a truck towing the drivers car away and the medical examiner taking away the driver. Police say he was killed on impact after the pole came crashing down onto his car. They also […]

  • Community Establishes Scholarships in Honor of Boys Killed in Highway 49 Crash

    AUBURN — Best friends Trevor Keller and Jared Gaches shared a special bond. They both played football for Placer High School, and family and friends say both could light up a room. Last year, the two boys were struck and killed by an impaired driver while walking along Highway 49. Jared’s sister says her brother, the youngest of six siblings, had a special gift. “He was bright. It was something that was impossible to ignore, and that was something that, annoying […]

  • Kitchen Fire at Howe Avenue Sushi Restaurant Under Investigation

    SACRAMENTO — Authorities are investigating a fire at a local sushi restaurant that ignited in its kitchen early Friday morning. The Sacramento Fire Department responded to the fire around 3 a.m. at the Sushi Hook at 807 Howe Avenue, at the Howe Avenue Plaza. Eight trucks and 31 firefighters responded to the fire, getting it under control within 45 minutes. Smoke crept through the attic area into three businesses next door to the restaurant in the strip mall. Crews say […]

  • 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 […]