Cristina Mendonsa Joins KFBK Sacramento As Morning Co-Anchor As Amy Lewis Exits
iHeartMedia News/Talk 1530 KFBK Sacramento/93.1 KFBK-FM Pollock Pines CA has announced that Christina Mendonsa will join the station as morning co-anchor.
Mendonsa previously spent 21 years as an anchor at “ABC 10” KXTV Sacramento until her contract was not renewed last year. She will join incumbent co-host Dan Mitchinson on the KFBK Morning News starting August 27.
The arrival of Mendonsa means the end of Amy Lewis’ second tour with KFBK. Lewis worked at KFBK from 1993-2000 and returned as morning co-anchor in 2006. In between she had a brief sting in mornings at KABC Los Angeles and Metro Networks. Her exit was first reported late last night by Matthew Keys.
NewsRadio KFBK, Sacramento’s News, Weather and Traffic Station, announced today that Cristina Mendonsa has been named co-anchor/host of The KFBK Morning News airing weekdays from 5 – 9 a.m., effective August 27.
Mendonsa will be joining co-host Dan Mitchinson on The KFBK Morning News to deliver the latest local, national, and breaking news. In addition to reporting on-air, her coverage will be featured on the station’s website KFBK.com and through the station’s social media channels.
“We’re thrilled to have Cristina join iHeartMedia Sacramento as co-anchor/host of The KFBK Morning News,” said Curtiss Johnson, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Sacramento. “She is a native of Northern California as well as an EMMY and Murrow award winning multi-media journalist with decades of experience as a public speaker, educator and entrepreneur with Mendonsa Media.”
“Cristina’s a team builder, passionate journalist and storyteller with deep connections to the communities we serve,” said Bill White, Program Director of NewsRadio KFBK. “A consummate pro, Cristina will further enhance KFBK’s news reputation not only on the radio but also on our digital and social media platforms through informative and thought-provoking podcasts and video content.”
Mendonsa most recently served as anchor at ABC 10 (KXTV) Sacramento where she spent more than 21 years. She graduated from California State University-Sacramento and received her Master’s from Gonzaga University.
“KFBK is approaching a century of serving Northern California,” said Mendonsa. “I’m so honored to become part of this team and legacy. I’ve missed talking with listeners and viewers and collaborating with a team of passionate professionals. Informing and engaging our community on a daily basis once again will be satisfying and fun!”
NewsRadio KFBK’s New Weekday Full Programming Lineup:
The KFBK Morning News with Cristina Mendonsa & Dan Mitchinson
5 – 9 a.m.
Rush Limbaugh 9 a.m. – Noon
Tom Sullivan Noon – 3 p.m.
John McGinness 3 – 4 p.m.
The KFBK Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal
4 – 7 p.m.
The Pat Walsh Show 7 – 10 p.m.