Kristi Gross was born and raised in Stockton and a proud Lincoln High School alumna. It was there she discovered her passion for journalism working on her school’s newspaper.

After years of being away and reporting in other communities she’s thrilled to be reporting in her home market! Kristi joined the FOX40 News team in November of 2018. Kristi looks forward to telling a variety of stories that reflect and highlight not only all the issues facing the Central Valley but also all the good work that is being done and the inspiring people doing it.

After graduating from California State University Northridge, Kristi got her start as a Reporter for KXXV, Central Texas News. While in Waco, she covered the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion and recovery, the Waco biker gang shoot out and a mass shooting at Fort Hood as well as the construction and opening of Baylor University’s new McLane Stadium. Kristi eventually worked her way up to being the Weekend Anchor.

Following her time at KXXV, Kristi then moved further across the county to Fort Myers in Southwest Florida as the Charlotte County Bureau Multimedia Journalist/ Reporter for WINK News. In her three years at WINK, Kristi covered a variety of stories from Hurricane Irma, to the Red Tide crisis, and the construction and installation of a Vietnam Memorial replica wall and learned to fly a plane for a story.

Despite Kristi’s various, cross-country moves, it was always her goal to return to California.

When Kristi isn’t working she is likely with family, friends or busy adding another stamp to her passport. Kristi is a world traveler and has been to five of the seven continents. She recently returned from a African Safari. She’s also traveled to 15 countries, including living in Gold Coast, Australia while studying abroad in college.

You can send her story ideas or just say hi by emailing or by connecting with her via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • Stockton Man Recovering after Shooting at Concord Six Flags

    STOCKTON — A man was shot in the parking lot of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Concord on Saturday. “It went in right here, came out on my side right here in my stomach and then went in my leg and then exited the leg,” the victim, Danny, told FOX40. Danny is now recovering at home in Stockton. Danny and his girlfriend, Rayna, say it all started when they went back to their car to have a cigarette and take […]

  • Stanislaus County Fair Offers Fun and Savings with Free Concerts, Shuttles and Exhibits

    STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR – Twists, turns and spins — that’s how people have described many of the thrilling rides for all ages at the Stanislaus County Fair. “You lay against the wall and it spins so fast,” Lyla Prosser described. “You can’t even put your leg up or anything it’s like you’re stuck to the wall and you can go upside down and stuff and it’s like pretty fun.” Adreena Alkhas with the county fair says this year families can […]

  • Great Wolf Lodge to Bring Fun and Jobs to Manteca by 2020

    MANTECA — Kids splashing around and screaming out in joy will be the normal sights and sounds again in Manteca. Construction on the $220 million Great Wolf Lodge Resort is well underway. The 500-room hotel is taking shape and parts for the main attraction, the indoor waterpark, are now on site. The Great Wolf Lodge is bringing waterslides back to the city, along with raft rides, activity areas and splash pools. “I think it’s great. I think it’s a good opportunity for […]

  • Waterford Community Members, Property Hit by Paintballs

    WATERFORD — A small town is on alert for vandals shooting unsuspecting people and property with paintballs. Nico di Fede is one of two people shot with a paintball in the last few days. “I didn’t even know what happened in that moment,” he said. Fede was walking to a nearby store on Tim Bell Road in Waterford when he was hit. “I had headphones in, so I didn’t hear anything. I just felt like a pain in my thigh […]

  • Neighbors Look on as Modesto Police Raid Homes in Gang Sweep

    MODESTO — Modesto police searched through a car outside a Ceres home on Old Oak Drive Thursday, looking for evidence. It was all part of a gang sweep across Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. “It’s pretty scary thinking that I live right here and if it’s happening right here that’s way too close,” said neighbor Sonya Morton. “We’ve been here for 15 years in this neighborhood and we wouldn’t have thought anything like that would be happening, so I’m a […]

  • 11 Structures Impacted by Four-Alarm Fire in Tracy Neighborhood

    TRACY — Clouds of thick, black smoke blanketed a Tracy neighborhood Sunday as a fast-moving fire fueled by winds spread from home to home. “The smoke was so heavy I couldn’t even see my yard,” said Cheryl Vosicka. Vosicka and her husband had to stay with family out of town after the home they’ve lived in for nearly 30 years went up in flames Sunday evening. “I looked out the door and saw fire on the side of our house […]

  • Husky Puppy Stolen From Modesto Home, Family Says

    MODESTO – A Modesto family says their 6-month-old, all white husky puppy was stolen from their home Saturday. Justin, who chose not to disclose his last name, is a husband, father of three and the owner of Kia. “She brought a lot of happiness here to this house,” he said. Kia is a bright spot for the family that has been going through a rough time since November of last year. “A guy fell asleep in his truck and hit […]

  • Cal OES Says ‘Assets Continue to Be Provided’ to Aid in Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Southern California

    SACRAMENTO — Two large-scale earthquakes rocked Southern California within 48 hours of each other. They could be felt throughout Northern California. In Sacramento County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is hard at work making sure the emergency response and recovery runs smoothly. “They have been through a lot both in Ridgecrest in Kern County and in Trona, in San Bernardino County and so that whole area there, we continue to keep them in our thoughts and […]

  • Four New Manteca Homes, Still Under Construction, Burn in Early Morning Fire

    MANTECA — Firefighters responded to a large fire Thursday morning near Memorial Lane and Heartland Drive in Manteca, where four homes, still under construction, were burning. “We had flames in the 30-40 foot range and black smoke visible down in Modesto,” Manteca Fire Marshall Lantz Rey said. Rey says by the time crews arrived, around 5:30 a.m., the fire was spreading down the block in a brand new Manteca subdivision. “If it would have gotten another house or two we […]

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