FOX40 Sacramento’s Sabrina Rodriguez Wins Two Emmy Awards

FOX40 Sacramento’s Sabrina Rodriguez Wins Two Emmy Awards

FOX40 is pleased to announce that our own Sabrina Rodriguez won two Emmy Awards on June 14 in San Francisco. The National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recognized Sabrina’s anchoring in the category of On-Camera Talent-Anchor-News for her entry “A Year On The Big Red Couch.” She also brought home a second statue for her Video Journalist work in the category of Video Journalist-News Within 24 Hours for her entry “Storytelling Day Turns. ”

FOX40 journalists were well represented at the event with reporter Marin Austin receiving one nomination, reporter Ben Deci with two nominations, photo-journalist Darren McQuade with three nominations, reporter Sonseeahray Tonsall with one nomination, and anchor Sabrina Rodriguez with 4 nominations.

About Sabrina Rodriguez

Sabrina came to FOX40 in March 2011 and has shown she’s an incredible asset to the news team.

“Sabrina has set the standard for innovation and creativity as a Video Journalist in this market,” said Jerry Del Core, Vice President, General Manager for FOX40 News. “In addition, she’s been a catalyst the FOX40 morning team as we deliver lively and informative news to our viewers.”

A humble Ms. Rodriguez told Emmy SF TV that “a month ago I lost everything in a house fire, including all of my Emmy’s, and the very next day is when Emmy Nominations came out….So it just made a world of difference and brought a little more light and joy into my life.”

Congratulations to Ms. Rodriguez, and all of FOX40’s nominees.


The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is the premier and most recognized non- profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. The Academy awards the EMMY®, the most prestigious, peer-judged honor in television for outstanding creative achievement.

About FOX40
FOX40 has been broadcasting locally since 1953. Today, FOX40 News produces 44 hours of local news each week, more than any other station in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market. FOX40 is owned and operated by Tribune Company. Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. The company’s broadcasting group operates 42 television stations including KTLA in Los Angeles, KSWB – FOX5 in San Diego, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast network “Antenna TV” and Chicago’s WGN-AM. For more information about FOX40, please visit


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