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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 kristi.gross@fox40.com or by connecting with her via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • Modesto Teacher Helps to Surprise Hardworking Student with New Car

    MODESTO — A Modesto teacher known for caring for her students in and out of the classroom did it again. Lori Gaines has already donated a kidney to a student’s parent in 2016. On Friday, she inspired others to help change another student’s life. Christian Esquivel is a senior at Joseph A. Gregori High School in Modesto and the hardworking teen has three jobs. “I need money basically. I help out with rent,” he said. He’s also been saving for […]

  • Stockton Man Tracks Down Driver who Hit His Neighbor’s Car and Left the Scene

    STOCKTON — A hit-and-run crash was caught on camera in North Stockton. It happened in the Spanos Park neighborhood near the intersection of Lonnie Beck Way and Muir Woods Avenue, across from Baxter Park. A neighbor posted the video to the Ring Neighbors app and shared some details on the crash with FOX40. Jerry Syrovatka says he was just being a good neighbor when he jumped into action to help police catch the suspected driver of the vehicle that crashed. […]

  • Woodland Woman Describes Chaos, Uncertainty as Shooting Scene in Davis Unfolded

    DAVIS — Carrie Ann Houdeshell is still shaken up after coming close to tragedy Thursday night in Davis. “I saw the fire truck sitting there and then I looked to my right and I saw all these officers sitting at the corner of 5th and D,” she said. “It was foggy, it was dark and I was really confused by what I saw.” She was headed to her car to pick up her son from a Boy Scouts meeting at […]

  • ‘It’s Scary:’ Manteca Home Ransacked, Leaving Family Shaken

    MANTECA — A couple says they feel violated after someone broke into their Manteca home. “It’s scary especially because I have a daughter and it’s just scary to know that somebody was in here,” said Vanessa Gonzalez Flores. Flores and her fiance, Diego Salgado, say they now feel unsafe in their own home after someone broke into the house on the Cottage Avenue near Pine Street Wednesday in broad daylight. Salgado says he was coming home from the gym when […]

  • Manteca Shopping Center Break-Ins Worry Nearby Business Owners

    MANTECA — Two break-ins at a Manteca shopping center in the past five days have other businesses owners on high alert. A smash and grab at Unique Collectibles & Thrift Monday morning shattered the glass front door and caused the owner to lose $1,000 worth of sports jerseys, CDs and memorabilia from inside. The door was replaced but the store was still closed Tuesday. Just days earlier, on Friday, thieves smashed the window at Di Vine Dollar Store just a […]

  • Sunday Storm Leaves Behind Huge Mess in Northern California Neighborhoods

    Strong winds from Sunday’s storm sent trees toppling onto roads, cars and homes — leaving a huge mess to deal with on Monday. “We had two trees that were down. One went in front of our house and one went in our driveway,” Debbie, who lives in Stockton, told FOX40. “Everybody was lucky but we ended up with a mess.” Powerful wind gusts also knocked out power for several neighborhoods in Stockton and Sacramento. Abel Mejia said Monday afternoon that […]

  • San Joaquin County Sheriff-Elect Hopes to Restore Public’s Trust in Department

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — There’s a new sheriff in town and he says it’s time to get to work. “Start putting plans in place so that we can hit the ground running,” said San Joaquin County Sheriff-elect Pat Withrow. Withrow will officially take over the department and be sworn-in on Monday. He says there are a lot of challenges to face when he takes office but his biggest challenge may be restoring the public’s trust in the department. Withrow’s predecessor, […]

  • Honoring a Fallen Officer: Cpl. Ronil Singh Laid to Rest in Modesto

    MODESTO — Honoring a fallen hero: Newman police officer, Cpl. Ronil Singh’s funeral was held Saturday in Modesto. Many told stories and shared memories of Singh and the impact he had on their lives. “Ronil was always smiling and had a great sense of humor,” said a fellow officer. Family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the state and country packed into Crosspoint Community Church to celebrate his life and sacrifice. “Thank you for taking the time […]

  • Ceres Man Arrested for Felony Hit-and-Run

    CERES — It took less than 24 hours for Ceres police to arrest the man they say left five people injured at an intersection after a hit-and-run crash. Ceres police have arrested 42-year-old Joe Patrick Sandoval at his home Friday morning for felony hit-and-run. Investigators say Sandoval left the scene of a two-car collision on Service Road and Mitchell Road Thursday night. “He shouldn’t have run from the scene. He should have taken responsibility. Those were lives that were affected,” […]