Mae Fesai is a FOX40 Morning News Anchor/Reporter and can be seen delivering the news bright and fresh Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 10 a.m.

Mae has covered hundreds of stories in the Sacramento area within a career that spans nearly 15 years. Mae worked hard to establish a strong understanding of what’s important to the people in the Northern California region by reporting live news events to packaging both local and national news stories including award winning and Emmy nominated series on jobs, women in politics, and the Olympics.

Mae graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from San Francisco State University in Health Science with a minor in Chemistry and she continues to work on her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a member of several organizations, including the Asian American Journalists Association.
Mae is married to a firefighter and together they support several charities, with a focus on organizations that support children and fire victims including the Firefighters Burn Institute, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and youth ministries at their church.

Mae and her husband have three children and enjoy extreme sports. Mae loves being in Sacramento because she calls it the perfect track to do all her sports which include motocross, ATV, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, running, water sports, and cruising around town on her motorcycle. Her favorite thing of all is reading to her kids at bedtime.


Recent Articles
  • Bluem Prints: The Story of Two Local Childhood Friends With Special Needs Who Created a Business of Their Own

    ROSEVILLE — Bluem Prints is a local greeting card company out of Roseville where every print has a purpose. The name “Bluem” comes from the combination of blue which represents autism and “em” for Emily. Their cards can be ordered online at bluemprints.com and can be found at local shops like Learning Express Toys in Roseville. Kiki Hendon and Emily Rhoades, the co-founders, are two childhood friends with special needs. “For people like me and Kiki, we don’t get opportunities […]

  • How Parents Can Strengthen Their Connection to Their Teens

    Wellness Together School Mental Health Executive Director Marlon Morgan visits the studio to talk about how parents and teens can strengthen their connection to one another. First, Morgan says, is to listen. Parents should set aside time a few evenings a week to just listen. It even helps to set calendar reminders on your phone or smart home assistants like Alexa or Google Home. Parents and their teens can also come up with activities that don’t involve screens; cook a […]

  • How to Make Holiday Gifts More Personal

    Jessica Briggs from Blog About It All stops by to talk about how to personalize gifts this holiday season.

  • HALLOWEEK: Great Halloween Crafts for Kids

    Sacramento Parent editor Shannon Smith joins us to show off some great, kid-friendly Halloween craft projects.

  • Farm-to-Fork Festival

    Phil Ogilvie, of Muddy Boot Wine and Silt Wine Company, and Lisa Kirchoff, of Kirchoff Family Wines, stop by to tell us all about the Farm-to-Fork Festival! The event is Sept. 28 and 29 on Capitol Mall. Click here to learn more.

  • One Tank Trip: Yoga Retreat

    Mae took a trip to Grass Valley on one tank of gas to totally immerse herself into yoga practice at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm.

  • Poor People’s Campaign Discusses Action at State Capitol

    Brother Kevin Carter and Kait Ziegler from the Poor People’s Campaign visit the FOX40 studio to discuss the recent arrests of their organization’s Moral Witnesses at the State Capitol and their work to combat poverty, systemic racism and ecological devastation.

  • Great Outdoors Week: Rubicon Trail

    There are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors: on the water, hiking on foot … or inside a four-wheel drive. To celebrate Great Outdoors Week, Mae went on a ride along with some dedicated rock crawlers as they braved the world famous Rubicon Trail. Find out how this trail takes drivers from Loon Lake, over the Crest of the Sierra to Lake Tahoe.

  • Dealing with Postpartum Depression

    Kaiser Permanente psychologist Dr. Hillary Van Horn-Gatlin joined us in the FOX40 studio to discuss how to cope with postpartum depression and child stress. What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It also can happen after miscarriage and stillbirth. Postpartum depression can make you feel very sad, hopeless, and worthless. You may have trouble caring for and bonding with your baby. Postpartum depression is not the “baby […]

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