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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
  • Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Community Service Officer Killed in Crash

    STANISLAUS COUNTY — “It’s been a tough week for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department as they laid to rest two of their own. Tuesday, they said goodbye to fallen Deputy Jason Garner and Wednesday they said goodbye to Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson. “This is heartbreaking for our organization because Raschel had such a large personality and was one of the beaming lights in our department, so it’s been really rough,” said Lt. Tori Hughes with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s […]

  • Patients at Shriners Hospital Get a Special Visit from Some Furry Friends

    SACRAMENTO — Damian Garcia wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up, so getting to pet and meet some of SeaWorld’s cuddly and not so cuddly animals was a special treat. “I’m grateful that they did this. For the people with hand differences and any difference pretty much,” said Damian Garcia, a patient at Shriners Hospital Damian was born with a hand impairment. He’s only 11 years old and already has had three different surgeries to repair it, the […]

  • Graduating High Schoolers Walk to Inspire Elementary Students

    FOLSOM — In her cap and gown, Haley Cruz took an emotional walk down memory lane. In just a few weeks, she’ll graduate from Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom but on Wednesday, she and other seniors were back where it all began — their elementary schools. Cruz’s little sister, a fourth grader at Empire Oaks, was there to cheer her on. “Being able to see them were I grew up and imagining them when they’re seniors kind of […]

  • Residents Evacuated After Electrical Fire at Citrus Heights Apartment Complex

    CITRUS HEIGHTS — Families in the Sierra Ridge apartments woke up to firefighters pounding on their doors around 6 a.m. Tuesday, telling them to evacuate because of an electrical fire. “I had an asthma attack, so I didn’t know what was going on, I thought it was my allergies…and then about six o’clock come knocking on my door and asked me to leave but leave my door unlocked because there was a fire,” said resident Cynthia Kemp. According to the […]

  • Pedestrian in Wheelchair Struck, Killed By Car in North Highlands

    NORTH HIGHLANDS — One person is dead after getting hit by a car on Watt Avenue and Myrtle Avenue in North Highlands around 3:45 a.m. Thursday. According to the CHP, a single car struck a pedestrian wearing dark clothing in a wheelchair near Watt Avenue. It has not been confirmed if the person that was struck was crossing Watt Avenue, was waiting on the center median or if he or she was in the middle of the road. It is […]

  • Big Day of Giving Raises Millions for Local Nonprofits

    SACRAMENTO — Millions of dollars were raised for hundreds of nonprofits in the Sacramento region Thursday for the annual Big Day of Giving Event. One of those nonprofits was the Yolo County Meals on Wheels. “We serve about 350 lunches a day. Two-thirds of those go to home delivered clients, and about one-third of those go to congregate diners that come together at various senior centers around the county to eat together,” executive director Christi Skibbins said. Meals on Wheels says events like […]

  • Suspect Arrested After 9-Hour Standoff with Stockton Police

    STOCKTON — Stockton Police have arrested a suspect after a 9-hour-long standoff that began Tuesday evening. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, a family member of the suspect, Dominic Smith, found him in their home and called authorities. When police arrived to the home in the 1500 block of Venetian they heard gunshots come from inside the house. The standoff with the suspect began and about 9 hours later just after 5 a.m. Wednesday the suspect was arrested without incident. No one was […]

  • Search for Teen Missing in American River Resumes

    FOLSOM — Crews searched for a teen boy after he went missing while swimming in the American River on Monday night. Desperate search on for a young teen, 13 or 14, lost in the American River near Rock beach in Folsom. @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/rFOAirsl09 — Sonseeahray Tonsall (@tonsalltv) May 2, 2017 The boy, who is said to be 14 years old, jumped into the water in the Rock Beach area of the American River in Folsom. He went missing about 8 p.m. A […]

  • Man in Custody after Early Morning Arson

    SACRAMENTO — A man was taken into custody Monday he allegedly firebombed a home on Majorca Circle in South Sacramento. When firefighters responded to the home shortly before 2 a.m., they reported a man being held down by several neighbors. One was armed with a large knife or machete. No injuries were reported. Much of the damage to the home was contained to the front porch.