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
  • 15 Boxes of Bees Fall Off Truck in Tracy

    TRACY — A truck carrying 15 boxes full of bees lost part of its load Monday in Tracy. Tracy police say the truck driver was turning from Byron Road onto Corral Hollow Road when about 15 boxes of bees slid off the back sending thousands of those bees swarming. The driver didn’t know what had happened and kept going. Police say the boxes of bees weren’t there for long before help arrived. “His brother was coming behind also transporting bees, […]

  • 5 Dead in 3 Shootings after Violent Weekend in Stockton

    STOCKTON — Bullet holes and shattered car windows were evidence of a violent weekend in Stockton that all started Friday morning. “This is not OK. This is not how we want our community to be,” said Senior Stockton Police Chaplain Jesse Kenyon. Three shootings, five bodies and one woman clinging to life in the hospital all took place over the span of three days. “Cowards with guns going out and committing shootings, which are resulting in homicides, and that’s destroying […]

  • Family, Friends Hold Vigil in Stockton for Victims of Triple Homicide

    STOCKTON — Less than 48 hours after three Stockton teens were shot to death in a car near the corner of Finland and North F Streets, family and friends stopped by a growing memorial trying to make sense the tragedy. Loved ones grieved where candles and flowers have been laid out in the shape of a cross, the faces of the victims at the forefront. “They were good kids,” said Tricia Wisniewski. “They had so much life left to live, […]

  • Modesto Man Shot in the Head by Stray Bullet, Police Say

    MODESTO — An innocent bystander is fortunate to be alive after being shot in the head by a stray bullet in Modesto. “Talk about the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s very tragic but also very fortunate that he is going to survive,” said Modesto Police Sergeant Erik Schuller. Schuller says around 8 p.m. Thursday night, the department started receiving calls of a brawl between 10-15 people in the street near Celeste Drive and Rose Avenue when things escalated, […]

  • Suspect Shot, Killed by Stanislaus County Deputies

    MODESTO — Deputies following up on a previous carjacking and robbery incident shot a person Thursday afternoon in Modesto. Modesto detectives are investigating the deputy-involved shooting near Carver Road and Teresa Street that sent one person to the hospital in critical condition. Stanislaus County deputies were responding to the Modesto Police Department’s case when they found three suspects. Investigators were told one of the suspects fired a gun. “During their interaction, a gun was located,” said Modesto Police spokesperson Sharon […]

  • Child Dies after Suspected DUI Driver Flees Arden-Arcade Collision

    ARDEN-ARCADE — A child died Sunday after a hit-and-run collision in the Arden-Arcade area involving a suspected DUI driver. A heartbroken family has identified 9-year-old Eric Escobedo Jr., or “Junnie” as his loved ones called him, as the child whose life was taken too soon after the deadly crash over the holiday weekend. “I have three children of my own. Seeing a child in that situation really reminded me of that could have been my child or me coming down […]

  • Local Advocacy Group’s Publications Will Teach Families What to do During ICE Encounters

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Immigration Coalition is launching their newest campaign to protect families who live in the country without legal permission from being detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE. “This is one way definitely of keeping families safe,” said Mahmoud Zahriya. Monday, Zahriya, Joe Engles and others with the coalition will unveil two publications, one being a “What to do If ICE Comes Knocking” newsletter. The newsletter will include “real stories from people who have been […]

  • Multiple Stockton Families Displaced after Quadplex Fire

    STOCKTON — More than a dozen people were displaced after a fourplex in Downtown Stockton goes up in flames with families inside. “It started out back in the back of our apartment on the balcony and my son was watching TV and he heard the glass was breaking in our dining room and he saw the flames and ran to his sister and they ran outside,” said Vanessa Garcia. The fire sparked on the 200 block of North Aurora Street […]

  • Delta College Opens Food Pantry for Students

    STOCKTON – Cup Noodles, cereal and PB&J sandwiches are cheap staples of the college student diet yet, some don’t even have access to that much. “Often times many of our students are hungry,” said Shayla Walker. Delta College’s Student Activities Director, Shayla Walker, is working to change that by setting up a new student food pantry on campus in the student activities building. “As long as you’re taking a class here, you’ll have access to the food pantry. We want […]

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