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
  • San Joaquin General Hospital receives poor safety grades from national nonprofit

    FRENCH CAMP, Calif. (KTXL) — San Joaquin General Hospital received low grades from a national nonprofit organization citing safety concerns for patients. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that grades hospitals across the country. San Joaquin General Hospital received a “D” grade. The organization said the low grade is cause for concern. FOX40 reached out to the hospital’s CEO David Culberson about the below-average grade. “It’s an opportunity for us to really look closely at what we’re doing […]

  • San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office rallies to help retired deputy

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — San Joaquin County Sheriff deputies do a lot to serve the community, but yard work and construction aren’t normally part of the job. They went above and beyond to help one of their own Saturday: retired deputy Matias Urrutia. They’re tearing down Urrutia’s fence and building him a new one after it was damaged during the recent wind event a couple weeks ago. “This is, this is fantastic,” says Urrutia.  “The wind blew part of it […]

  • New ‘world-class’ veteran outpatient clinic to be built in French Camp

    FRENCH CAMP, Calif. (KTXL) — It was a day of celebration as the first shovels broke ground on a new Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in French Camp. “I just had open-heart surgery in Palo Alto,” said veteran David Gomez. “It would have been nice if I could have had it here. The travel back and forth, that’s kind of rough on us.” Veterans have waited nearly two decades for it to be built and the new center will be […]

  • Petition calls for removal of Stockton’s port commissioner after deadly DUI conviction

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A petition circulating online calls for the resignation or the removal of Stockton’s Port Commissioner Victor Mow after he was convicted of driving under the influence and pleading no contest to vehicular manslaughter. “There’s been a pattern of elected officials in this area not facing consequences for committing crimes,” said Jacob Tyler, who is petitioning the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to have Mow removed. In October, Mow was sentenced to two days in […]

  • Stockton prepares more wintertime shelter beds for homeless

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Winter is coming and with it so is the need for more shelters for Stockton’s homeless population. “We need at least three times more emergency shelter beds than we currently have if we’re going to meet the need that we see,” San Joaquin County Continuum of Care Chairman Jon Mendelson said. Tuesday night, Mendelson presented a plan to the City Council to expand the number of winter emergency shelter beds. “With wintertime approaching, we know there […]

  • Lodi police investigating officer-involved shooting

    LODI — A man was hospitalized after a shootout with a police officer Tuesday morning in Lodi. Lodi Police Lt. Mike Manetti says the officer was originally responding to a call of shots fired at a business on Industrial Way around 5 a.m. when he was immediately confronted by the alleged gunman. Investigators say that suspect was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Police are still investigating the shooting but told FOX40 they believe the suspect may […]

  • Sacramento bartender, 2 local businesses accused of supplying alcohol to minor involved in fatal crash

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control agents arrested a Sacramento bartender and two area businesses are now facing penalties, accused of supplying alcohol to an underage woman who was involved in a deadly DUI crash. John Carr, spokesperson for ABC, said officers arrested Kelly Woodward outside The Cinch, a dive bar located on Florin road. “Anytime you have alcohol get into the hands of minors, nothing good comes of it,” said Carr. “Unfortunately some bad […]

  • Modesto police searching for driver in Friday morning hit-and-run

    MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Surveillance video shows Modesto police using a spotlight Friday morning to search for a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash. Neighbors said they heard the collision around 4:45 a.m. on Peppermint Drive off Oakdale Road, at which point they called 911. “Our officers responded and they found an adult male who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. So, he was transported a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries,” Modesto police spokesperson Sharon […]

  • Delta Humane Society reaches out to community for financial help

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — The Delta Humane Society in Stockton is dedicated to saving the lives of stray animals, but now, they need the community to save them. “We rely on the community’s support to help us stay open,” said Delta Humane Society board member Lance McHan. McHan said as the only no-kill shelter in the Stockton area, the money the Delta Humane Society gets from adoptions is not enough to cover veterinarian and operation costs. “We get our animals […]

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