Rick Montanez
Rick Montanez joined the ABC 30 Action News team in February 2011. Rick began his career working for ABC 30's sister station, KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Now, after a few years outside of California, he's happy to come full circle and work for ABC once again.

Rick has covered a wide range of stories during his career. Most recently, Rick spent considerable time covering homelessness in southern Colorado. This included experiencing what it would be like to live in the so-called 'tent cities' of Colorado Springs. Rick has also covered major wild fires, one in particular threatened the Idaho National Laboratory.

Rick comes to the Central Valley from Colorado Springs, CO where he was a reporter for KKTV. While in Colorado, Rick and his co-workers were honored by being named the Colorado Broadcasters' Association Station of the Year for 2009 and 2010. Before Colorado, he worked for KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, ID where he served as an anchor, weathercaster, reporter and producer.

Rick is grateful for the chance to come back to the Central Valley since he has a lot of family living in the area. He's also an avid social media user, so feel free to contact him on facebook or twitter.

Rick lives in Fresno with his wife, Christa and their two daughters.

The Fresno City Council agrees to repeal water rates imposed on residents last year.
Madera Police are investigating a frightening home break-in. A local family had barricaded themselves in a closet. They hid from several burglars that had cut the power to their home, then ransacked it.
A Fresno County man is in jail because county officials say he's a potential health risk to the community. County health officials say he's infected with tuberculosis.
The El Portal Fire has now burned 2,700 acres and remains at just 5 percent containment. But there is some good news. Old El Portal will soon be cleared of evacuation orders.
Fresno firefighters hit the water in one of the few parts of the San Joaquin River with rapids. Rescuers say even with low water levels, their skills have to stay sharp.