Cast Bios

Dina KupferDina Kupfer reports and anchors Monday-Friday on CBS13 News and Good Day Sacramento. <strong>13 Questions With... Dina Kupfer</strong> Where did you grow up? All over. I was born in El Paso, Texas, but due to my dad’s retail management job I lived in 7 cities and four states by the time I graduated from college. Here is my journey: El Paso, TX to Abilene, TX to Shingle Springs, CA to Sacramento, CA to Vacaville, CA to Reno, NV to Eugene, OR. My first news job was in Reno and that is where my parents live, so that is “home” for me. I moved back to NorCal in 2012 for work and have been here ever since! What is your ideal scenario for a day off? Doing something adventurous! You won’t find me resting on my days off. Depending on the season, my husband and I will likely be skiing, hiking, wake surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, travelling or spending time enjoying the great outdoors. Of course, I also love spending time with my two French bulldogs Brewski and Barley :) How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? My grandfather, Mark Bernard Kupfer, survived the Holocaust. As a teen, he was forced from his home in Poland during the German Invasion in 1939. Most of his family perished in Nazi labor camps, but he refused to die. He vowed to stay alive to ensure his story wasn't silenced. He wrote a book about his journey – a conversation he didn’t feel comfortable having with even his own children for decades. He was my inspiration for wanting to be a journalist -- to make sure every important narrative is reported on and no one’s story is ever muted. What was your favorite toy growing up? Jump rope and the Skip It! Where is your favorite local place to eat? In Vacaville, I love going to Rice Barn Thai Eatery – a locally owned Thai restaurant – my favorite dish is beef drunken man noodles! Do you have any pets? Yes! My French bulldogs Brewski (6) and Barley (2). They are our fur babies and we are obsessed. What is your favorite social media platform? Depends on what I’m using it for. I use <a href="https://twitter.com/DinaKupfer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a> to stay current on my reporting and share breaking news stories. I like <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dinakupfer/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> for my personal life. You can catch all of my adventures (and photos of my pups) on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dinakupfer/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Insta</a> :) @DinaKupfer on both! If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? I would have been a teacher. I love kids and I really enjoy arts and crafts (that’s why I started a Dina-I-Y segment on Good Day)! I would have had a lot of fun teaching young minds and sparking their creativity! Growing up I used to play school -- my mom has photos of me with all of my stuffed animals lined up with encyclopedia books as “desks” and I used to talk to them and grade their papers (which I wrote)! What is your favorite season? WINTER. If I could ski every day, I would! When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? Being on the morning shift, my sleep schedule is all out of whack! My FIRST alarm goes off at 2:30 am, but I snooze until about 2:45 am. I usually split my sleep schedule and take a long nap when I get home from work around 2 pm. I try to go back to a “normal” schedule on the weekends, but often fall asleep standing by about 8 pm. Why do you love Northern California? I love all of the wonderful outdoor activities NorCal has to offer. Where else can you go skiing on the 4<sup>th</sup> of July then jump in Lake Tahoe!? My husband and I have taken full advantage of the lakes, trails, mountains and beaches, but we certainly don’t take any of it for granted. We intend to stay here for a very, very long time! Where was your best vacation ever? New Zealand! My hubs and I spent two weeks in NZ for our honeymoon. We rented a camper van and did a loop of the south island. We hiked to glaciers, went heli-skiing (helicopter skiing), abseiled (like rappelling but below ground into a cave) and had so much fun trotting through sheep farms, eating meat pies and drinking the local wine! Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? Favorite sport to watch in person AND on TV is college football. I am a proud University of Oregon Duck and will be representing my team for life! <strong>Follow Dina on <a href="https://twitter.com/DinaKupfer">Twitter,</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DinaKupfer/">Facebook,</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dinakupfer/">Instagram</a> </strong>
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Cambi BrownCambi Brown anchors the weekend edition of Good Day Sacramento and reports during the week on Good Day Sacramento and CBS13 News. <strong>13 Questions With... Cambi Brown</strong> <ol> <li>Where did you grow up? I grew up in Elk Grove, CA</li> <li>Where is your favorite local place to eat? Vallejo's or Tres Hermanas</li> <li>Do you have any pets? Polly Pocket.  She is a Yorkie and 8 years old</li> <li>What is your favorite social media platform? Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/cambibrown/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@cambibrown</a></li> <li>If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? I think I would be advising companies about media relations</li> <li>What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? A woman had breast cancer and was saying goodbye to her breasts.  Her family was so upbeat and positive and I still see them out in Roseville. (You can watch that story <a href="https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/02/28/roseville-rallies-around-shop-owner-diagnosed-with-cancer/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HERE</a>)</li> <li>What is your favorite season? Summer</li> <li>Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tinamacuha/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tina Macuha</a> GO FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM</li> <li>When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? Workday 3 am, weekend 4:30 am</li> <li>Why do you love Northern California? We have the best weather and are closest to all the fun things to do</li> <li> Where was your best vacation ever? Cruise with my grandparents, mom, and brother because we  were all together</li> <li>Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? BASKETBALL GO KINGS</li> <li>Favorite TV show? Movie?  Obviously, Good Day Sacramento..you should watch it!!</li> </ol> <a href="http://twitter.com/cambibrown">Twitter: @CambiBrown</a> <a href="mailto:cbrown@kmaxtv.com">Email: cbrown@kmaxtv.com</a>
Cody StarkCody Stark reports and anchors Monday-Friday on Good Day Sacramento. <strong>13 Questions With... Cody Stark.</strong> Where did you grow up? Born in McCalla, AL (There were about 500 people & twice as many cows, when I was there) & moved to Huntsville, AL for High School. What is your ideal scenario for a day off? Lounging around in my hammock by the pool. How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? Once in my senior year in High School in Alabama, it was supposed to snow a couple inches (That’s a BIG deal in Bama) TV stations were going wall to wall with future snow coverage. Went to bed dreaming of snow flakes but when I awoke the next morning, it was totally snow free BUT they still canceled school-because the threat of snow had people so freaked out. It was at this time, I thought to myself, ‘Now this is something I could do” What was your favorite toy growing up? I had these little wind up robots that we got for a buck or two at Woolworths, I would go through the garbage to find cardboard & pipe cleaners to make spaceships for them. Where is your favorite local place to eat? Roxie Deli! You gotta get the Roxie Supreme – A foot-long sandwich with turkey, roast beef, pastrami, salami, mortadella, ham, choice of 2 cheeses-hold the onion. Do you have any pets? We have two cats, one who hates me-who we shall not name, and a new kitten named, “Muppet” (clearly I didn’t get naming rights or she would be named after a Gilmore Girls character). What is your favorite social media platform? Twitter, I love to live tweet TV shows my handle is <a href="https://twitter.com/TVcody?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@TVCody</a>. If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? Writing really weird novels and/or odd greeting cards What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? Once talked my boss into letting me fly to Dolly Parton’s house in Nashville, TN to sing, ‘Islands in the stream” with her. What is your favorite season? I’m a Summer man. Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? It used to be Melissa Cabral, who are we kidding it’s still Melissa Cabral (Marianne a close second) I’d text CBS13’s Tony Lopez but he refuses to give me his number. When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? Precisely 1:53 am weekdays, I get up, question some decisions I have made in my life that would make me get up at 1:53 am, and then walk/run on a treadmill in my garage for 40 Minutes, shower, then off to work by 3:45 am. Weekends: as late a humanly possible. Why do you love Northern California? I have the greatest neighbors of all time, Bonnie & Jack. Bonnie feeds me bacon and  Jack & I watch loads of football together -I’ve coerced into being an Auburn football fan. Where was your best vacation ever? Once on vacation, we would wake up in the morning, flip a coin to what direction to go, then drive until we found something interesting. We did this for a week and half, it was hilarious. Guess I would have never found myself in Chunky, MS otherwise. Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? I think everyone needs to see the Indy500 live in person, it’s mind blowing. On TV? Auburn Football. Favorite TV show? I have bad insomnia so I watch a lot of TV, here you go: Battlestar Galactica (reboot), Gilmore Girls, Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars, Dead like Me, Doctor Who, The Flash, Wonderfalls, Ed, The Expanse, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, The IT Crowd, Silicon Valley, Veep, The Good Place, Brain Dead, Wynonna Earp, and finally: Killing Eve.  Movie? Easy... "Hudsucker Proxy" by the Coen Brothers, “ya know...for kids!?” Email: <a href="mailto:cstark@kovr.com">cstark@kovr.com</a> Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/@TVcody">@TVCody</a>  
Ken RudulphKen Rudulph anchors the CBS13 News at 5 am and 6 am, and Good Day Sacramento at 7 am, 8 am, and 9 am. <strong>13 Questions With... Ken Rudulph</strong> <ol> <li>Where did you grow up? I was born in Pocket and grew up in Rancho Cordova (Lancer for life!)</li> <li>What is your ideal scenario for a day off? Day off scenario is no day off. I would be playing some sport with my son, or coaching him and his friends and playing video games after that.</li> <li>How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? I decided to be a journalist during my sophomore year in college as I was watching SportsCenter on ESPN right there on my couch I decided to be a sports journalist.</li> <li>Where is your favorite local place to eat? My favorite local places to eat are Riverside Clubhouse, Burgers & Brew and Mikuni’s.</li> <li>Do you have any pets? We have our first family dog her name is Magic Love Rudulph. She is a German Shepherd and we believe Belgian Malinois mix.   We rescued her from Bradshaw Animal Shelter at 4 months old, she is almost a year old now.</li> <li>What is your favorite social media platform? I love engaging on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodDayKenR?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@gooddaykenr</a>. It’s quick and relatively easy.</li> <li>If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? If I did not work in TV News I would be in a van  a bus, or an RV touring the country, playing music with my band.</li> <li>What is your favorite season? FALL</li> <li>Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? The co-worker I text the most is Courtney Dempsey, and it is always something stupid and silly. We like to laugh.</li> <li>When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? On weekdays I wake up at 2:50 am. On weekends I wake up at 7:30 am...so luxurious.</li> <li>Why do you love Northern California? I love Northern California because it has EVERYTHING, and it seems to be easier to raise a family here.</li> <li>Where was your best vacation ever? Best vacation ever was in Kauai for 2 weeks.</li> <li>Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? I love watching all sports in person or on TV. I love sports. Did I mention that I love sports? My teams are The Kings (duh?) The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.</li> </ol> BONUS QUESTION <ol> <li>Favorite TV show? Movie? My favorite TV show will always be “Dexter”. My favorite movie will always be “Coming To America”.</li> </ol> Email Ken: <a href="mailto:krudulph@kmaxtv.com">krudulph@kmaxtv.com </a>Twitter:  <a href="http://twitter.com/@GoodDayKenR">@GoodDayKenR </a>Ken on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.rudulph">Facebook</a>  
Julissa OrtizJulissa Ortiz anchors Good Day Sacramento Monday-Friday and the CBS13 News at Noon. <strong>13 Questions With... Julissa Ortiz</strong> <ol> <li>Where did you grow up? Born and raised in SACRAMENTO!!! So happy to being doing what I love in my hometown!</li> <li>What is your ideal scenario for a day off? For starters… waking up without an alarm….enjoying a cup of coffee in my favorite mug…staying in my pj’s all day with my mom bun and no makeup…and crafting.</li> <li>How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? I knew early on this is what I wanted to do. I remember an assignment in 8th grade at St. Francis Elementary. I convinced my group to do a TV talk show instead of writing a report. I was the videographer, director and I played a guest. While at St. Francis High School I took a communications class. After that I was hooked.</li> <li>What was your favorite toy growing up? Cabbage Patch kids! I had 3!</li> <li>Where is your favorite local place to eat? If you know me you know I use restaurants as landmarks when I give directions. We have so many great restaurants it’s hard to choose! Michelangelo’s is my all time favorite. (unfortunately is closed a few years back.) If I’m meeting my big ol’ family - The Old Spaghetti Factory. Grabbing drinks with my yayas - Selland’s on Broadway. Breakfast - Orphan. You can find me at Selland’s in East Sac at least once a week.</li> <li>Do you have any pets? Do my neighbor’s dogs count?</li> <li>What is your favorite social media platform? Instagram of course! It makes my real life look real good! @gooddayju</li> <li>If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? Growing up I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play school in my room. I created a roll call sheet…I would even hold an empty coffee cup…like my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Sparks did.</li> <li>What is your favorite season? Spring</li> <li>Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? I'm going to guess my husband...also known as CBS’s Steve Large. Executive Producer Morgan comes in a close second.</li> <li>When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? Sadly I wake up before the roosters crow…3ish. On the weekends I get sleep in until 8am!</li> <li>Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? Anyone who knows me knows - I love soccer. I come from a soccer family. I practically grew up on the pitch! I played growing up and my kids will play too. ( I mean if they want.) You will find me at every Sac Republic home match cheering for my favorite team!</li> <li>Favorite TV show? The Good Wife, Scandal and The Voice; Movie? Anything on Lifetime and Hallmark</li> </ol>
Marianne McClaryMarianne McClary is one of the original Good Day players! She hosts Good Day Sacramento Monday-Friday. <strong>13 Questions With... Marianne McClary</strong> <ol> <li>Where did you grow up? Seattle, Washington</li> <li>What is your ideal scenario for a day off? Spa day! I’ve often thought that if I didn’t end up in TV, I would be a mystery reviewer for the spa industry. I’m very particular.</li> <li>How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? By accident! I was a business major but needed three credits to keep getting financial aid – and an “Intro to Radio” course fit the bill. My professor talked me into taking the follow-up course, which had us produce a radio special on education – and I was hooked!</li> <li>What was your favorite toy growing up? I loved board games. “Park And Shop” is one of my favorites – it’s seriously all about running errands. My whole life is based on this game. To this day, if I get my errands done in a hyper-efficient manner, I’ll tell my sisters, “GREAT ‘Park and Shop’ day today!!”—and they know exactly what I mean.</li> <li>Where is your favorite local place to eat? Kind of a fan of Lido Café in Carmichael. If hubby’s out of town, I’ll hunker down there and drag out a long breakfast all by myself. Plus, the cinnamon rolls! Oh!</li> <li>Do you have any pets? We have one kitty, Suki – we just lost his brother, Mushi, in March. We sure miss him – but Suki is entertainment enough for a whole litter. :)</li> <li>What is your favorite social media platform? Love me the Twitter – I can get lost scrolling, and scrolling, occasionally clicking… I need to work more on posting and sharing, but Twitter’s ma thang. Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/GoodDayMarianne">@GoodDayMarianne</a></li> <li>If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? I have a thing for organizing, and construction projects, so I think I’d be a house flipper, or stager, or something to do with making homes pretty again and decluttering! Don’t get near my toolbelt!</li> <li>What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? One of the most amazing actually came from a friend of mine – her husband donated a kidney to his father, so she decided to donate one – to a complete stranger! She just had to find someone who needed one, who was a match. A friend of hers happened to be on a treadmill at a gym and struck up a conversation with the woman next to her – whose sister needed a kidney transplant. My friend turned out to be a perfect match. Seriously, what are the chances of that?? I just saw them both last month and they’re doing great, six years later!</li> <li>What is your favorite season? Fall. Next question.</li> <li>Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? Probably Julissa Ortiz only because I’m forced to respond.</li> <li>When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? Workdays, 3 am. Weekends, about 6:30 or 7 – but I love that time of day – quiet, cool and cozy with a cup of coffee and Suki until hubby wakes up. I’ll probably always be an early riser now, so THANKS, Good Day! :)</li> <li>Why do you love Northern California? It’s so beautiful here – I grew up in Washington State and this is as close as it gets without being right on top of the family that I love so much! Trees, flowers, two rivers, wine country, mountains, what’s not to love?</li> </ol> BONUS QUESTIONS: <ol> <li>Where was your best vacation ever? Scott and I went to the U.S. Virgin Islands about two years ago, before the hurricanes hit. It was beautiful, and the short plane trip to St. Barts is the craziest plane ride you’ve ever taken – but our $35 hamburger at Eden Rock was worth it. We had such a great time. He followed up with our hosts to see how they fared in the storms, and it’s wonderful to hear that they’re rebuilding.</li> <li>Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? Gotta go with the Seattle Seahawks (sorry, 9ers fans) – I thought I was going to lose my mind during those Super Bowls. Seahawks? In the SUPER BOWL???? At least they won one of them.</li> <li>Favorite TV show? Movie? TV: “Modern Family”. I came late to the party but those guys KILL me. They’re all hysterical. I REALLY want Haley and Andy to get together in this upcoming last season and I know I’m not the only one. Movie: “Miracle on 34<sup>th</sup> Street”, the original with Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood. It’s so cute, no one dies, and heck, it’s Christmas!!! I’ve still got it on my DVR from last year – and it’s not going ANYWHERE.</li> </ol>   Email: <a href="mailto:gooddaymarianne@kmaxtv.com">GoodDayMarianne@KMAXTV.com</a> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/GoodDayMarianne">@GoodDayMarianne</a>  
Tina MacuhaTina Macuha anchors Good Day Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday. She rides around in Rover during the week as half of the "Marge and Hal" team. She's one of the original Good Day cast members. <strong>13 Questions With... Tina Macuha</strong> <ol> <li>Where did you grow up? Sacramento, CA</li> <li>What is your ideal scenario for a day off? Being with my family! Whether it's being at home, doing errands or going to the movies, I just love being with them!</li> <li>How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? I always wanted to be a DJ on the radio so that came first. I never thought of the TV thing because I didn't know how to put makeup on and I wore shorts, t-shirts and flip flops to work. I created a lot of relationships through radio then our old TV boss asked if I wanted to be on this "show". I said yes.</li> <li>What was your favorite toy growing up? My bike. Sunup to sundown, I was always on my bike.</li> <li>Where is your favorite local place to eat? I can't answer this. I do most of the food segments & Dishin' with Tina so it wouldn't be fair to say. Hint: Sometimes I post my food on FB & Instagram.</li> <li>Do you have any pets? Beans - female chihuahua, Ian - cockatiel, Swim Shady - goldfish</li> <li>What is your favorite social media platform? Instagram & FB - <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tinamacuha/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">tinamacuha</a> & <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Tina-Macuha-250042123352/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tina Macuha</a></li> <li>If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? Own my own radio station & hire all women to be on air or Media Relations</li> <li>What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? When I shared my breast cancer journey with our viewers. Our viewers are the best. They helped me get through that time and I felt their positive energy and love. I'll always be grateful.</li> <li>What is your favorite season? Fall (weather and birthday month)</li> <li>Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? Davey (aka Hal-photojournalist) and Courtney. Julissa doesn't text me back.</li> <li>When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? 3 am, 5 am</li> <li>Why do you love Northern California? I was born and raised here and quite spoiled to be surrounded with beautiful scenery & weather. I love the food that's produced by local farmers and all the restaurants!</li> </ol> BONUS QUESTIONS <ol> <li>Where was your best vacation ever? Hawaii - all the times I had the opportunity to go with my family.</li> <li>Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? Football... RAIDERSSSSSSSSS</li> <li>Favorite TV show? Movie? TV: Anything British i.e. Great British Bake Off, The Crown, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones. Movie: Any of the Ocean's... i.e. Ocean's Eleven, etc.</li> </ol> Email: <a href="mailto:gooddaytina@kmaxtv.com">gooddaytina@kmaxtv.com </a>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/TinaMacuha">@TinaMacuha</a>  
Courtney DempseyCourtney Dempsey anchors and reports for Good Day Sacramento Monday-Friday. <strong>13 Questions With... Courtney Dempsey</strong> <ol> <li>Where did you grow up? – The Bay Area</li> <li>What is your ideal scenario for a day off? – Soooooo sleeping in is a great start with no commitments for the rest of the day.</li> <li>How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? – I took a communications survey class while in college at Sac State and realized it was “my lane.”</li> <li>What was your favorite toy growing up? – My Miss Piggy doll because it had a large head with hair that I could actually style.</li> <li>Where is your favorite local place to eat?  - Hands down, Bangkok Garden in Natomas.</li> <li>Do you have any pets? My little fur baby is Beemer, The JackChi (Jack Russell Chihuahua)!</li> <li>What is your favorite social media platform? Loves me some Insta…you know, scrolling on The Gram. Follow me <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gooddaycourtney/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@gooddaycourtney</a></li> <li>If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? – I think I’d be a teacher.</li> <li>What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? – Author Essie Mae Washington who was the African-American daughter of Strom Thurmond.</li> <li>What is your favorite season? – S U M M E R</li> <li>Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? That Tina Macuha lady.</li> <li>When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? – On workday that doggone alarm goes off at 2:50 am, but on the weekends I generally open my eyes around 8 am-ish.</li> <li>Why do you love Northern California? – I was born and raised in Northern Cali and I’m a weather wimp who cannot handle actual seasons.</li> </ol> BONUS QUESTIONS <ol> <li>Where was your best vacation ever? – Hubby took me to Europe when we were newlyweds and had no bills yet.</li> <li>Favorite sport to watch in person? On TV? – Basketball…I was raised on Warriors games with my Daddy!</li> <li>Favorite TV show? Movie? – I’m not sure that I can narrow down a favorite TV show, but my all-time favorite movie is <em>Friday</em>. “Craig, you know I love your mama!!” (BTW, the phrase “Bye Felicia” comes from the movie <em>Friday</em> – the more you know).</li> </ol> Email: <a href="mailto:gooddaycourtney@kmaxtv.com">gooddaycourtney@kmaxtv.com </a>Twitter: <a title="twitter.com/@gooddaycourtney " href="http://twitter.com/@gooddaycourtney" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@gooddaycourtney</a>