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Mario Montalvo

Mario was hired at Action News Now as Redding bureau chief in May of 2016.

Title: Redding Bureau Chief

Mario was born and raised in South Texas.

He earned a bachelor degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting and a minor in Spanish from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.

In college, Mario interned at the Fort Worth Weekly and was a production assistant KXAS NBC 5 in Dallas.

After college, he got his first reporter job at KGET in Bakersfield before getting hired at Action News Now as Redding bureau chief in May of 2016.

Mario now calls Redding home. He loves the outdoors, and in his spare time enjoys shopping for records and traveling.

Recent Posts by Mario Montalvo

What Happens After Casting Your Ballot?

Registrar's office still working to tally votes in Shasta County.

Report of Man With Gun Forces Lockdown of Redding Elementary School

Turtle Bay School went on lockdown after police got reports of a suspicious man nearby.

D.A. Sues Downtown Redding Motel for Being “Public Nuissance”

The lawsuit which claims a 121-percent jump in crime in the past year.

Cottonwood Arson Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Samuel Scholfield faces dozens of charges for setting more than 40 fires in Shasta County.

Cottonwood Residents Relieved After Arson Suspect Arrested

Residents can sleep easier knowing a suspect has been arrested in a string of suspicious fires that's terrorized their town.

Four Morning Fires Under Investigation in Anderson

Three house fires and a vegetation fire broke out early Friday morning in Anderson.

Latest Cottonwood Fire Burns Home, Kills Two Pets

The total number of reported fires in the last few months in Cottonwood jumps to 23.

Organizations, Volunteers Lighting up Downtown Cottonwood

Shasta County Public Works and PG&E are working together to help illuminate downtown Cottonwood after a string of suspicious fires.

Volunteer Firefighter Fired After Carr Fire Sues Ex-employer

A volunteer firefighter in Igo is suing his former employer after he says he was fired for taking time off to fight the Carr Fire.

Carr Fire Thief Sentenced

The man allegedly stole the trailer a family was living in after being evacuated from their home during the Carr Fire.

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