Maria Arcega-Dunn has been a Broadcast journalist for almost 19 years. She has worked internationally as a correspondent for CNN International, CTV Network in Canada, Global Canada, ABC, FOX News and other national and international news networks. She has reported from war zones and global news events in Southeast Asia, Canada and throughout the United States.
After 6 years as the main anchor for Q13 FOX News in Seattle, Washington, Maria and her teen aged son Nicholas have returned to sunny San Diego where Maria is an anchor and reporter for FOX 5 News.
Catch her on the FOX 5 News Monday through Friday on the 1, 4, 5 and 6pm.


Recent Articles
  • Alberto Avila, better known as the "Sandman"

    Coronado residents pay tribute to beloved street artist ‘Sandman’

    Alberto Avila, better known as the "Sandman," has been a fixture in Coronado and often seen creating amazing sand art pieces until recently.

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    Retired detective creates app to protect online sellers, buyers

    SAN DIEGO – A retired San Diego police detective created a way to stop criminals from taking advantage of people who sell and buy items online and through apps. The holidays are time of year when extra cash is a must and many people turn to the internet or apps to sell and buy items online.  The use of online sites have been known to put some people at risk of criminal activity. During the 31 years he spent as […]

  • Richard Olango Abuka, father of a man who was shot and killed by an El Cajon police officer in September.

    Olango family calls for immediate police reform

    SAN DIEGO – Father of Alfred Olango and other community members voiced their outrage Monday in the findings of the San Diego State study regarding a culture of racial profiling in the San Diego Police Department. Richard Olango Abuka, father of a man who was shot and killed by an El Cajon police officer in September, said he doesn’t want to see another person die at the hands of police. He says that can only happen with better police training, […]

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    UCSD celebrates Thanksgiving’s infamous bird with turkey-calling show

    In celebration of the holiday bird, a unique show all about the turkey has become a fun family tradition at University of California San Diego.

  • Police hope the people shown in these photos will help them investigate a fight that left a man paralyzed.

    Police release photos of witnesses to brutal Gaslamp attack

    SAN DIEGO — Surveillance photos showing several people who used their phones to record a brutal fight in the Gaslamp District that left a man paralyzed were released Tuesday in hopes that they would come forward to help police in their investigation. The 29-year-old victim was severely injured as he and a friend attempted to break up a fight between several other people near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Market Street around 2 a.m. on Aug. 27. Some of […]

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    LeBron James painting stolen during San Diego hip-hop festival

    A brazen thief made off with a valuable piece of artwork during the busy Beat Street San Diego festival. The featured artist said it was stolen right from under everyone's nose.

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    Man accused of 2 violent sex assaults faces 75 years in prison

    SAN DIEGO – A man suspected of beating, choking and sexually assaulting two women on consecutive days last summer in University City and Grantville, leaving both hospitalized, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 14 felony charges, including forcible rape. Jeremiah Ira Williams, 25, was ordered held on $5 million bail. He faces 75 years to life plus 43 years and eight months in prison if convicted. Williams was arrested in Arizona on Oct. 27 and extradited to San Diego in connection with […]

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    Family of 10-year-old girl killed by hit-run driver finds evidence disturbing

    SAN DIEGO — Evidence was discussed Tuesday in the trial of a woman accused of texting while driving causing a crash in Tierrasanta that seriously injured one young girl and killed another. Julianne Little, 30, was supposed to take the stand Tuesday, but San Diego police investigators and the details of the crash took up most of the day. Little, who faces gross vehicular manslaughter charges, listened intently as investigators talked about the speed, evidence and details from the night of February 20. […]

  • Julianne Little, 31, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run with injury in the February death of 10-year-old Raquel Rosete.

    Trial begins for driver who claims she fell asleep before deadly hit and run

    Julianne Little, 31, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run with injury in the February death of 10-year-old Raquel Rosete.