(born November 11, 1968 in Fair Oaks, California) is a local television news anchor for KXTV
. She joined the station in December 1995.
Prior to joining KXTV
, Mendonsa worked at KUSA-TV
as the morning anchor in Denver, Colorado
from 1993–1995, as a consumer reporter/ fill in anchor at KOVR-TV
, and as a general assignment reporter for KRCR-TV
in Redding, California
. She started her television career as a writer for KRBK-TV (now KMAX-TV
) in Sacramento. Mendonsa 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.
Mendonsa was raised in Fair Oaks, California
and graduated from Del Campo High School
in 1986. She later attended Sacramento State University
before transferring to Metro College of Denver and earning her BA in Government and Journalism in 1990.
Mendonsa has won awards in broadcasting, including an Emmy in the "Serious News Feature" reporting category for a series that both warned and helped consumers protect themselves from identity theft. She received another Emmy Award in the "Breaking News" category, as well as three Best of Gannett awards for both breaking and investigative journalism.
On April 29, 2010 California State University, Sacramento
honored high-achieving alumni at an annual award ceremony. This is the highest recognized award for CSU Sacramento. Cristina was recognized for her contributions in... Read More