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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
  • Art from Wayne Thiebaud to be Displayed at UC Davis

    DAVIS — Very carefully, a masterpiece is unveiled. Wayne Thiebaud’s “Bakery Counter” and 60 more pieces of the contemporary artist’s collection will be displayed at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. Thiebaud, a Sacramento Resident, is known for painting food and baked goods. His piece “Bakery Counter” is one of Thiebaud’s most famous. “Wayne Thiebaud didn’t often paint large. So this is one of the largest paintings he ever made, and it’s of one of the subjects […]

  • Placer County Holds Housing Fair for Homeless Veterans

    AUBURN — Several homeless veterans attended a housing fair Friday, sponsored by Veterans Affairs and Placer County, where they were connected with landlords and housing grants. “We weren’t forgotten, we just were kinda swept aside,” said Nathan Bragg, a homeless veteran. Bragg, a former member of the United States Army, calls a shelter in Sacramento home. Finding his own place has been a struggle. Bragg and his wife are both disabled. Their service dogs, Mugsy and MacDaddy, are always by […]

  • Military Families Get a Helping Hand for the Holidays

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Boxes of donated toys, a bag full of nonperishable food and a $25 Walmart gift card — these packages were made with love and warmth and were handed out to 125 military families on Thursday. Organizers with Operation Homefront, the nonprofit behind the event at Travis Air Force Base, say the need is great. “Sometimes families have deployed members, so sometimes it’s just on that one parent behind to get the presents done, to get […]

  • Renowned Violinist to Perform with Davis High School

    DAVIS — Mark Wood is a bit of a legend in the world of violin. He rose to fame as an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and played along with pop megastars like Celine Dion, Billy Joel and Lenny Kravitz. Wood has played some of the most prestigious venues in the world and next week, he’s playing the Mondavi Center in Davis with the Davis Senior High School orchestra. He told FOX40 he loves working with young people because […]

  • How to Keep Your Plants Healthy in Cold Temperatures

    SACRAMENTO — As temperatures in the Sacramento region drop, many are wondering how to keep their plants healthy. Certified Nursery Professional Greg Gayton says you should start thinking about protecting your plants when the temps fall to 45 degrees. Overnight lows in Sacramento area are forecast to be in the mid-30s through the rest of the week. “There’s a lot of plants, a lot of tropicals, a lot of ferns that actually get damaged before freezing,” Gayton said. “So 45 […]

  • Budweiser Clydesdales to Visit Historic Folsom

    DAVIS — The Budweiser clydesdales will be visiting Historic Folsom Monday to celebrate the 1933 repeal of prohibition. Join the horses as they deliver beers to their accounts from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit the Historic Folsom site for more event details.

  • 14-Year-Old Makes Elaborate Light Display at His Clarksburg Home

    CLARKSBURG — Delta High School freshman James Clark spent several weekend hours setting up handmade light displays for his Clarksburg home. The 14-year-old used over 70,000 lights for his structures, which he hopes will “[make] people happy.” The public is encouraged to come by and enjoy the lights as well as donate to James’ fund for the Yolo Food Bank.  

  • Patriotic Locomotive Stops at California Railroad Museum

    SACRAMENTO — A brand new 435,000 pound locomotive unveiled this October, a celebration of US veterans, made a quick stop at the California State Railroad Museum on Wednesday. “It’s a big hulking piece of metal. It’s brand new and so what does it have to do with a history museum? Well, railroading is not just part of our past. It’s part of past, present and future. So we are delighted to have this new machine,” Museum Director Ty Smith said. […]

  • Local Nonprofits Hope to Grow with Giving Tuesday Donations

    SACRAMENTO — At the California Raptor Center at UC Davis, you can find birds of all shapes and sizes, each of them rescued, sick or injured. “We have between 30 and 40 residents at any given time here. We’ve already had about 200 birds this year. And it’s going really fast and furious, lots of birds this year,” said Dr. Michelle Hawkins, director of the California Raptor Center. Each of them with a story to tell, like Forrest, a Great […]