Cristina Mendonsa anchors all three of News10's highly rated and award winning evening news programs. With experience in anchoring, reporting, producing and 3d graphics, Cristina continues to file stories in addition to her anchoring duties.
Cristina has received numerous professional honors, including two Emmy Awards for "Serious News Feature" (1998) and "Breaking News" (1994). While in Denver, Cristina was part of the team earning a national Murrow Award for coverage of the papal visit and received the 1993 Hispanic Salute award from the Bureau of Land Management for her focus on Latino issues.
From Shanghai to the Gaza Strip, Cristina has traveled to explore California business interests abroad and done in depth stories on terrorism from some of the most contentious areas of the middle east. A series on wilderness survival in 1996 earned Cristina recognition from the U.S. Congress and an award winning special she produced called, "News10 Remembers" highlighted memories of News10's veteran reporting staff. Her work in the Sacramento community on behalf of higher education earned her the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from Sacramento State University.
Before joining News10, Cristina anchored the number one rated morning news program in Denver, Colorado for KUSA-TV. She also worked as a consumer reporter at KOVR-TV and as a general assignment reporter for KRCR-TV in Redding. She started her television career as a writer for KRBK-TV (now KMAX-TV) in Sacramento. Cristina began her journalism career as a newspaper columnist for the Fair Oaks Post and worked for several radio station news departments before making the jump to television.
Cristina is a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a sought after speaker on issues of education and multi media journalism. She lives in Folsom and enjoys running, cycling, weightlifting and is a student of the Krav Maga system of self defense
.You can email Cristina at firstname.lastname@example.org.