Melissa Cabral

Melissa Cabral

Twitter: @gooddaymelissa

Melissa worked at KHSL-KNVN in Chico and WINK in Fort Myers, FL before arriving here in Sacramento in 2008. She currently anchors Good Day weekend alongside Cody Stark.

Although the beach was nice, she’s a true California girl at heart, having grown up in San Jose, and couldn’t wait to get back home.

While Melissa is a multiple Emmy Award nominee for her investigative reporting and anchoring, it’s her spontaneous moments on the show that helped to establish her “Crazy Cabral” reputation. Faithful viewers may remember when she performed the “Mellyflop,” faced her fears climbing the KOVR tower, became a fire breather, and bungee jumped as Wonder Woman at the California State Fair. One of her favorite segments was when she jumped out of a huge cake to surprise serenade her husband, reporter Sean Bennett. Yes they’re married!!

She was honored to receive the number one moment in Good Day’s 20th Anniversary for dunking the microphone while testing a waterproof iphone case. It’s a moment that makes photographers still cringe when she gets near water.

Her bucket list includes meeting Julia Roberts and going skydiving. The boss says skydiving is going to happen soon!

In her free time….what free time? She’s busy chasing 2 kids around and looking for the best coupon deals. She’s a self-proclaimed semi-extreme couponer who loves to help people save money. If you want to learn her tricks of the trade or have a story idea email

Melissa’s recent posts and segments

  • Folsom Gets Fit
    The City of Folsom will be hosting part of the Amgen Tour of California. Melissa was out there joining in on the fun.
  • Fright Fest
    Crazy Cabral took creepy to the next level in Vallejo this mornin
  • Ninja Gym
    Melissa's went through one of the workouts at Stone Core Ninja Fitness this morning! Bored with the gym? Try Vacaville’s 1st official American Ninja Warrior training center.
  • Low-Budget Pumpkin Drop
    Melissa's was live this morning at Scandia in Sacramento for the 2015 Good Day Low-Budget Pumpkin Drop!
  • Fright Planet
    Halloween is 16 days away! If you don’t have a costume yet, turn to your cosmetic bag!
  • Pumpkin Launcher Bowling
    We put a little holiday twist in the next in this morning's M&M Challenge, pumpkin launcher bowling at Dave’s Pumpkin Patch!
  • Haunted Maze
    Mel is the master of the corn maze (just ask Maloney!) but how will she do in the dark with spooks lying in wait to jump out and give a fright?
  • Monster Trucks At San Joaquin County Fairgrounds
    Monster trucks are in Stockton!
  • Dell’Osso Family Farm
    Dell’Osso Family Farm is opening up today!
  • Bumper Bubbles
    No need to drag the kids kicking and screaming to the mall anymore! The Westfield Galleria at Roseville has a new toy that is sure to get them running into the car to shop! Our bubbly reporter Melissa is getting into Bumper Bubbles for a little race this morning!
  • Matt D

    Love Melissa :)

  • Debbie

    I would like some help learning more about saving with coupons.Although I do use them on a monthly basis, but I am not saving as much as I would like to. With rent, utilities, truck payment and other things, I have about $70.00 per month to spend on food and toiletry items. Can you please “HELP” me?

  • zanet

    when you do have your baby if its a girl name her zanet

    • Ebru

      which matched the bsimerdaid’s dresses perfectly. this woman loves purple! after our engagement session earlier this summer i knew this wedding was going to be full of great shot opportunities, a stylish

  • Debra

    Hi Melissa! I really enjoy your bubbly personality on screen & how just down to earth you seem to be. And I am a coupon clipper, becoming more & more extreme. But I need to devote more time to the project. Can you recommend some sites to go to for more coupons & how to label & put your binder together the best way? I am now unemployed & helping take care of a household, kids,grandkids, parents, a relationship & everyday life. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me. thank you & keep up the great work!

    • Mel

      Hi Debra! Send me an e-mail at and I’ll be more than happy to pass along the info!

  • Jennifer

    Good Luck with the Baby!!

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  • Jennifer

    Good Luck with your Baby!!

  • charles cali

    congrats too you and your family on your new baby

  • Ron of Natomas

    When my mom gave birth to me, she contracted while my head was coming out leaving me temporarily with a peanut shaped head. Instead of the doctor spanking me to my first breath, he spanked my mom just because. TRUE STORY…. except the part about the doctor spanking mom!

  • marilou pirtle

    I know you had a boy or a girl. lol -BUT- tell us was it a boy or a girl !

  • Lisa V

    Oh, Melissa & your Husband (of course…SMILE)…Congratulations!!! She’s precious. Thanks GDS for showing us the picture this morning. We waiting on pins and needles Sun…And the baby came only 13 mins after the show went off the air. You were awesome thoughout the last days of your pregnancy; so active and vibrant. Get your rest while you caaannn. Love, Lisa

  • mary

    hi Melissa; i haven’t been able to watch goodday for almost a year :( but after getting an antannae i am now able to tune in (unless its wimdy) while out on disabiliry. :-D.
    when did you have the baby? boy, girl? i miss all the best “stuff”” can you fill me in?
    thank you,
    p.s.- i know you can’t tell me why nick is gone but vey curious indeed! : )
    hope you (and everone) have and wxceelent weekend!

  • Cheryl

    Hi Melissa, What web site did you give over the air today on the costumes? Something like ZooLilly, but that didn’t come up with anything. Thanks for your time Melissa.

    • Mel

      It’s happy shopping!

  • linda

    hope you enjoyed your lunch. your baby is beautiful.

  • Larry Porsch

    We will miss you on the Weekend show:( !!!!!

    • Cheryl

      Where is Melissa going? People just seem to disappear on GDS, I hope Melissa isn’t one of them.

  • momrocks47 (paula d castles)

    i enjoy your drive and fact she will have fun!

  • bob


  • Harry Rich

    I was so happy to see Mel back so early from baby duties, She is a hoot. What has GDS done with our girl. She is an asset to the weekend drive.
    Please advise where Mel has landed. Thanks Firefighters in Southern Oregon

  • April Smith

    Hi Melissa!
    Just wanted to say thanks for taking time to talk with my son and I at the Esparto horse painting segment! It was a thrill to meet you and seeing that you are nicer and more beautiful in person! Thanks for posing for the pic as well! You rock!

    April and Dawson

  • robert


  • Aminah Mozeb

    Hey melissa ,a friend needs help finding a job ,can you help me give her ideas?it would be a good favor for us.

  • Sonia

    So, I totally want to try the extreme couponing. I do use coupons on a regular basis mostly at CVS. I cannot seem to completely grasp how to use the method you showed us on the past Saturday’s show. Question, can you bring out the camera and film a transaction (preferabley CVS). Or can I come along.

    • Mel

      Sonia, I’ve asked CVS before if we can film and they said no.. however I’m more than willing to give you tips if you email me

  • arthur

    i like 2 wish you a merry christmas melissa and be safe

    • arthur

      i just let you know you melissa you looking great

  • Judi

    Melissa, sorry to hear about your wrist. Can’t beleive they put that cast all the way past your elbow. Get well soon :-).
    Judi in Carmichael.

  • Elisabeth Chalker

    Hello and Mery Christmas to you.. I was watching this morning and wanted to jog down the info on how to get the fudge recipes from you and Elanore so that I may make them both for my holiday parties. I would appreciate any info or the actual recipie thank you so much.

    • gina

      I am also looking for the recipes and who WON?!

    • Mel

      Hi Elisabeth- Eleanor ended up winning but I think it was rigged! If you send me an e-mail I’ll give you the recipes… they’re also posted on the goodday sacramento facebook page.

  • Mark S

    Hi Melissa: I need some cupon advice. I am a single person and I am finding very hard or impossible to make a good use of cupons. The vast majority of the stuff which I see cupons for are things I never use. I am able to save by shopping the discount Grocery stores and buying everything in bulk. By the way you are great on TV. I love watching you on the weekends. I watch Good day seven days a week but the Weekend show is by far my favorite!!!

    • Mel

      Hi Mark- send me an e-mail and I’ll give you all kinds of coupon info. You can still save lots of money on everyday items with coupons!

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