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
  • Police: Man Steals Guns and Gear from Officer’s Home, Impersonates Law Enforcement in Turlock

    TURLOCK — Turlock police are urging the public to be on alert after a burglary suspect stole a law enforcement officer’s guns and gear, and is now impersonating an officer. Police say the suspect, caught on surveillance video, is considered armed and dangerous. Surveillance video shows the man, wearing a sheriff’s vest and jeans, walking down a homeowner’s driveway and checking their car doors before walking away. “I think we have to be more aware than we were before,” said Ron […]

  • Stockton’s New Combined Library and Recreation Center to Open by 2022

    STOCKTON — Plans are shaping up for Stockton’s newest library and recreation center. “I definitely can’t wait until it opens,” expressed Lashawn Robinson. Robinson is excited to have a new safe space for kids and families to enjoy in northeast Stockton. “It also cuts down on the violence too. You know, when kids have a lot more different things that they can do instead of being and hanging out in these streets,” Robinson said. “Because there’s so many kids dying […]

  • Police Ask for the Public’s Help after a Woman’s Body was Found Naked and Bloody in Modesto

    UPDATED May 18, 2019 10 a.m. — The Modesto Police Department arrested 37-year-old Joseph Chapman as a person of interest in Christina Hill’s murder, after an anonymous tip. Chapman was located around 9:20 p.m. Friday after a traffic stop at Orangeburg and Trombetta avenues. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on murder charges and enhancements for committing a crime while out on bail. MODESTO — Modesto Police say they are following up on leads that will help track […]

  • ‘We Want Him Back:’ Crash Leaves East Union High School Student in a Coma

    MANTECA — East Union High School students are trying to cope after a classmate was seriously injured in a car crash. The Manteca Unified School District identified the injured student as junior Ronald Rice. Lt. Col. John Tao told FOX40 Rice has been an active participant in the East Union JROTC program for the last two years. “Ronald Rice is an outstanding young man that works hard,” Tao said. A spokesman for CHP Stockton said the solo vehicle crash happened […]

  • Vandals Spray Graffiti on Downtown Turlock Businesses

    TURLOCK — A number of businesses in downtown Turlock were struck by vandals over the weekend. “It was just such, like, destruction and just the mass amount of it was just almost overwhelming,” Main Street Antiques co-owner Jennifer Jensen said. Taggers had covered Jensen’s store with graffiti. “Our whole front windows were painted, the brick, the paint, trees, benches, garbage cans, everything,” she told FOX40. “I wanted to cry. It was sickening, and then kind of right away I kind […]

  • Cousin of Woman Whose Body was Found Along Stanislaus County Road Speaks Out

    OAKDALE — Robert Brown hammered into the ground the cross he made to remember his cousin, Michelle Caton, who was found dead on Saturday morning. “She was a good girl. She had a good heart and she’s going to be missed and loved by all of us,” Brown stated. Stanislaus County deputies confirm Caton’s body was found out on Rodden Road just outside of Oakdale’s city limits. Brown says she was 37 years old and was a mother to a […]

  • Lodi Woman Says a Man Stopped and Asked Her for Directions While Fondling Himself

    LODI — Erica Phillips is still on edge after a disturbing encounter with a stranger this week. She was walking her dogs alone on Oriole Drive in Lodi when a man drives past her. “And then he actually comes back and stops and asks me for directions to Chase Bank,” Phillips said. Phillips said she spent the next five minutes or so trying to give the man directions, all the while not knowing what he was doing in the driver’s […]

  • Police: Woman Arrested for DUI after Sideswiping Patrol Car, Trying to Leave

    STOCKTON — Stockton police were investigating a deadly crash Thursday night on northbound West Lane near Access Street when officers say a woman suspected of driving under influence sideswiped a patrol car and tried to run away. “A 71-year-old woman drove her car into one of our parked patrol cars that was there at the scene of a traffic fatality,” Officer Joe Silva said. The woman tried to leave the scene, police say, but didn’t get far. She was later […]

  • Resource Center for Undocumented Students Coming to Delta College

    STOCKTON — Applying to college can be confusing for most students but for those who are living in the country illegally, like Gloria Alanso-Cruz, the process can be even more complicated. “My counselor at my high school didn’t know what the DREAM Act was. She couldn’t help me and then I had to look for resources on my own,” she said. Alanso-Cruz is now a freshman at San Joaquin Delta College. She was part of the push to get an […]

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