Sacramento's Channel 3 News Team
Sacramento's Channel 3 news team is arguably the best in Northern California. KCRA Channel 3 has long used the mantra that it is "where the news comes first," and towards that end, it delivers top journalists while also giving them the equipment and resources they need to do their jobs better than any other regional station.
KCRA is a station that takes news seriously. In fact, it devotes more time to broadcasting the news than any other local station. Its broadcast day begins at 4:30 a.m., delivering 2 1/2 hours of early morning updates for viewers. Journalists return for an hour at noon, a half hour at 5:00 p.m. and another full hour at 6:00 p.m. before calling it a night with the news at 11:00 p.m. However, that is not the whole story. The News 3 team offers even more news on an affiliate station from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the morning and again for a half hour at 10:00 p.m. In addition, several hours of news are repeated on one of the station's sub-channels throughout the day. KCRA does not hesitate to break into programming for an important story, either.
Channel 3 has a large staff, many of whom are often on the go to cover the region's news. Reporters like Mike TeSelle travel regularly to bring viewers the news of the day. The weather department, headed up by Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan, includes three other accredited meteorologists, so the station is fully prepared to cover hurricanes, tornadoes and other major weather events with on air experts seven days a week.
At the moment, the regular nightly news anchors are Edie Lambert, Gulstan Dart and newcomer Kellie MacMullan. Morning and noontime anchors include Adrienne Bankert, Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Teo Torres. They are the tip of the iceberg of a large reporting staff that is always on call.
The Sacramento Channel 3 news team uses the most up-to-date technology to air the daily news. Combined with the team's willingness to go anywhere at any time and the station's dedication to its number one status, KCRA is certain to continue using its well-earned phrase of staying where the news comes first.