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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 or by connecting with her via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • Youth soccer organization’s shed set on fire, causing thousands of dollars in damage

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A fire was started at a Stockton soccer complex, damaging a shed and thousands of dollars’ worth of gear and equipment. “It makes us feel sad and, you know, confused about why would someone target a soccer team,” said Maria Rodriguez who works with Soccer for Kids in Stockton. “This organization is dedicated to help the kids to play in a competitive level.” But now, an upcoming out-of-state tournament for the kids could be in jeopardy […]

  • Community members say blue confetti left behind from gender reveal in Knights Ferry park

    KNIGHTS FERRY, Calif. (KTXL) — Some parkgoers hoping to enjoy nature’s beauty Tuesday were instead greeted with litter when they got to a Knights Ferry recreation area. “It was just blue. We didn’t know what it was,” said Janee Miller. “It kind of almost looked like blue garbage bags that had been torn up.” Part of the grass at the state park was covered in blue confetti. Miller told FOX40 she saw a woman picking up the mess when walking […]

  • 4th annual Women’s March rallies thousands in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Thousands of women marched from Southside Park to the steps of the Capitol building for the fourth annual Women’s March in Sacramento. “We’re marching. We’re protesting division, hatred, anything that has to do with dividing our country,” marcher Maria Vu told FOX40. The Women’s March initially started as a direct reaction to President Donald Trump being elected, but it has since evolved says organizer Scarlette Bustos. She wants the focus to be on fighting for women’s […]

  • Manteca parents angry that school bus driver never dropped off kids

    MANTECA, Calif. (KTXL) — The Manteca Unified School District says they’re investigating what happened on a bus route that never made its designated stops. Parents told FOX40 they grew concerned when the bus hadn’t arrived by 3:45 p.m. Thursday. By 4 p.m., they were scared and began calling the school asking where their kids were. “I was concerned. I was worried,” said parent Leticia Maravilla. Families said they were given the run around before finally being told they could pick […]

  • San Joaquin Regional Transit District proposal could cut several intercity routes from Stockton

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Taking the bus from Stockton to other cities in San Joaquin County could soon be harder and more expensive. That’s if a staff proposal from the San Joaquin Regional Transit District gets approved to start cutting as many as six different intercity routes from Stockton to Lodi, Manteca and Tracy. “We do have a funding deficit and what we typically do is we look at the routes with the lowest ridership and the least amount of […]

  • Loved ones call for justice a year after Sonora toddler’s mysterious death

    SONORA, Calif. (KTXL) — Wednesday marked one year since 23-month-old Koltyn Sparks-Blackwood died from a blunt injury sustained in Sonora. “He was prized from the minute he was born,” said Sparks-Blackwood’s grandmother, Tracy Gulcynski. “Everybody loved him. He was a very, very sweet child.” Gulcynski said she remembers her young grandson for his fun-loving nature. “He was everything. He was my youngest grandson and my son’s only child,” she told FOX40. Last January, Sparks-Blackwood was found unresponsive while in the […]

  • Stockton resident dies after being shot at his home; 3 men at large

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Police say a Stockton man died at a local hospital Monday after he was shot at his home. Now, Stockton police are searching for the three men who tried to get into the resident’s backyard on East Seventh Street, near South Sacramento Street, around 2:45 p.m. Monday. The homeowner tried to confront the men, which is when the Stockton Police Department says his wife heard a gunshot. She called 911 when she found her husband had […]

  • California sends 50 emergency crew members to help Puerto Rico with earthquake recovery

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Puerto Rico was rocked by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning, the second quake to hit the island within a week. California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said his agency will answer the call. “Puerto Rico reached out to California on a State to State request and asked if we can send a lot of our disaster specialists from California that are experienced in managing complex, big disaster events,” said Ghilarducci. Inside the […]

  • Two Stockton salons ransacked by thieves just days apart

    STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Thieves broke in and ransacked a salon and spa early Monday morning on Stockton’s Miracle Mile. “It was shocking and frightening. It was terrible, terrible,” said Meryl Southern, who owns The Spa at Southern Exposure, which has been in business for 30 years. Southern said her security cameras caught the crew of at least three people stealing from her salon. “When they do something like this it hits us in the heart,” Southern told FOX40. “It’s […]

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