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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 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
  • Animals Evacuated from Shelter during Atlas Fire Can Return Home

    VACAVILLE — A dozen roosters, a thousand hens, a couple of goats and a 100-pound pot belly pig are ready to be adopted after being forced to leave their Vacaville shelter during the Atlas fire. “We knew when it came within five miles of the property with the winds pushing in our direction,” Vacaville Animal Place manager Jan Geleazzi said. “We knew it was time to evacuate.” Within just a couple of hours, the animals were loaded into crates and […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Yuba City

    Friday, Oct. 13, FOX40 was In Your Neighborhood in Yuba City! Check out some of the cool things to do around town: Indulge your sweet tooth at Cupcake Magic… … and Sawyer’s Sweet Spot. Have a cup of coffee at Steele House: And have some school spirit! YUBA CITY HIGH SCHOOL RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

  • World’s Biggest Firefighting Aircraft Being Utilized in California Wildfires

    MCCLELLAN PARK —  Over the last two days McClellan Air Park’s runway has been extremely busy with 12 firefighting aircrafts coming and going to refuel and reload with fire retardant. The biggest weapon on deck is the Global Supertanker. “We’ve used it the last two days pretty heavily,” said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Dusty Martin. The 747 Global Supertanker is the largest firefighting aircraft in the world, able to carry 19,600 gallons of retardant for up to 4,000 miles. This […]

  • The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Opens for Business in Downtown Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — The Kimpton Sawyer hotel in the heart of downtown Sacramento is finally ready for guests. The Hotel’s Executive Chef Patrick Prager says it’s exactly what this city needs. “Sacramento doesn’t have anything like this. It really fills a niche that’s much needed. The sexy, sophisticated, loungy vibe we have going on, I think it’s super important,” Prager said. The first three floors of the 11 story hotel – are made up of a lobby, work space, ballrooms and […]

  • Argument Leads to Fatal Stabbing in Sacramento Home

    SACRAMENTO — What police report started as an argument Friday in a Sacramento home led to fatal stabbing. The Sacramento Police Department found two men in a residence on 39th Avenue. One of the men, who was in his 60s, sustained stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other, a man in his 50s, had superficial wounds and was transported to a hospital, where he is now in stable condition. Officials believe the two men got into […]

  • Therapy Dogs Help Ease Travelers’ Stress at Sac International

    SACRAMENTO — Ooo’s and aw’s resonated through Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport because of therapy dogs from Boarding Area Relaxation Corps, or BARC. Therapy dogs with the non-profit Lend A Heart Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy are there three days a week, providing passengers comfort and offer stress relief — helping travelers even more after a particularly trying week, emotionally. “We’ve had a rough week across the country and I think we all need a little comforting and […]

  • With Governor’s Approval, the Wilton Rancheria can Move Forward

    ELK GROVE — It’s the go-ahead the Wilton Rancheria Miwok Tribe has been waiting for, turning this empty 36 acre property into a large casino. “It’s a milestone for Wilton Rancheria. It’s been a long struggle and a long wait to get to this point,” Wilton Rancheria spokesperson Robert Magnuson said. Governor Jerry Brown signed a gaming compact between the tribe and the state on Tuesday. The approval allows the tribe the casino complex along Highway 99 in Elk Grove. […]

  • Sac State Student Government Gives $10,000 to Help DACA Students

    SACRAMENTO — The student body government at Sac State approved a $10,000 donation to the school’s Dreamer Resource Center Student Emergency Grant Fund during last week’s board meeting. The funds will assist already enrolled DACA students with application renewals, which can cost roughly $500. The money can also help DACA students with any other unexpected expenses. “It’s an affirmation for support for all of our students on campus. Just reminding our student community that we need to band together as […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Tracy

    Paul and Sarah are hanging out in Tracy for this week’s In Your Neighborhood. Sarah visited Hector John Fashion, Home and Cosmetics and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts — both of these places are popular spots in downtown Tracy.