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Martina Del Bonta is excited to be back in her hometown working for FOX40. She grew up in Elk Grove, and graduated from Elk Grove High School and U.C. Berkeley.

Martina bounced around from Fargo, to Missouri and last was the Weekend Sports Anchor in Tulsa, OK covering the Thunder, Oklahoma and Oklahoma St. Martina’s won multiple broadcasting awards in Oklahoma and Missouri and most recently was nominated for an Emmy.

She’s excited to return home to root for her Kings and Cal Bears (and of course the Thundering Herd).

Recent Articles
  • Totem Coffee Talks Donut Fest

    It may be sold out, but the nice folks at Totem Coffee in Placerville are here to talk about the Sacramento Donut Festival. Totem specializes in vegan donuts and they are delicious.

  • One Tank Trip: Winters

    If you love backroads and country lanes, you’ll love the drive to winters. Once you’re there, if you love good food, then you’ll really love winters, even more. Surrounded by farms, and all the people out enjoying their bike rides – once you cruise on in town, you better be ready to eat. There are two famous restaurants, right across the street from each other Putah Creek Café and Buckhorn (the original one). First we stopped at Putah Creek Café, […]

  • One Tank Trip: Lodi

    LODI — As soon as you get off Highway 99 in Lodi – this is what you see – miles and miles of vineyards. California’s “newest” wine country – is actually one of the oldest. And, in the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the World – we found ourselves at the place with some of the oldest zinfandel vines – Michael David Winery. The winery offers a café and a beautiful outside, where you can enjoy a picnic, sit by the […]

  • Festa di Vino

    Tickets for this year’s Festa di Vino are now available! Sample tastings from top Sacramento-area restaurants, wineries and breweries on Feb. 24 at the California Automobile Museum. Learn more and get tickets here. Proceeds benefit the Food Literacy Center and the Point West Rotary Club Foundation.

  • Gekkeikan Sake Brewery

    Martina is out in Folsom taking a tour at Gekkeikan Sake Brewery — the company is nearly 400 years old (dating back to its origins in Japan). The Folsom location has been open since 1989.

  • Sacramento County Academic Decathlon: Are You Smarter than a News Anchor?

    The Sacramento County Academic Decathlon is back and hundreds of high school students will be testing their knowledge of Africa this Saturday. FOX40’s Paul Robins will be the quiz master at the 38th annual event. The public is also welcome to join in at Inderkum High School for the Super Quiz round at 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit the Sacramento County Office of Education’s site. Do you think you’re smarter than a news anchor? Give it a shot! Check […]

  • Cooking: Jimboy’s Tacos Loaded Queso Fries

    Jimboy’s Tacos has you set for your holiday stocking stuffers. Buy a $25 gift card at any Jimboy’s restaurant and get a $5 card for free. Use that extra cash to grab some loaded queso fries. Jimboy’s steak fries with special seasoning are topped with house made queso, jack cheese and special diablo sauce. Find a Jimboy’s Taco near you by visiting their site.

  • Cooking: Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres

    Hugh Groman, Northern California hospitality expert and chef, visits the FOX40 kitchen to whip up three simple holiday hors d’oeuvres all made with pork. Toast some baguette slices and add pork pate, cornichons and whole grain mustard, then top with homemade pickled onions. Wrap bacon around goat cheese and add some olive oil and plenty of pepper. Bacon wrapped waterchestnuts are quick and delicious, plus they can be made ahead.  

  • Health Matters: Coping with Holiday Stress

    Kaiser Permanente Psychologist Hillary Van Horn-Gatlin, Ph.D. addresses the physical and emotional toll the holidays can have on everyone. Van Horn-Gatlin says the most important things to focus on are the three “F’s” — family, finances and feelings. Pay close attention to physical symptoms when handling stress. Are you experiencing headaches, fatigue, or is it difficult to sleep? It’s important to take time for yourself on top of giving back to others. Lower your expectations to make things easier and […]