John Lobertini (CBS5.com
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John Lobertini is a reporter in the Sacramento newsroom.
He joined CBS 5 Eyewitness News in 1999 and has been
working in the Sacramento newsroom since it opened at
the KMAX station in late 2003.
Additionally he has been covering news in Northern
California since 1987. From the Loma Prieta Earthquake
in 1989 to the kidnapping of Polly Klaas in 1993 to the
Energy Crisis of 2001 and the San Francisco Giants run
in the World Series in 2002.
He has been nominated for 4 Emmy's in the last three
years and in 2000 he took home the top Emmy for
reporters (On-Camera Field). In October 2003, he won a
"Breaking News" RTNDA award for coverage of the Oakland
Super Bowl riots. In 1993 he was named "Reporter of the
Year" by the California Associated Press.
Lobertini's father, Bob Lobertini was a weatherman for
KPIX in the 70s.
John Lobertini began his career at KYA radio in San
Francisco as an intern and then continued at WAAY TV in
Huntsville, Alabama, WBHP Radio also in Huntsville, KSBW
TV Salinas-Monterey, and then KOVR TV in Sacramento
before coming to CBS 5.
John is also the father of twins, Zachary and Olivia.
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