KCRA-TV in Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto presently broadcasts 42 and a half hours of locally produced newscasts each week.

KCRA-TV has been using its news slogan: "Where The News Comes First" since December 1958.

From 1960 to the 1990s, KCRA-TV referred to its newscasts as "Channel 3 Reports" instead of "Channel 3 News".

By the mid 1970s, KCRA-TV established its news bureaus throughout the state of California.

In late December 2005, KCRA-TV began using a new "Triple Doppler" radar system for weather reports.

On February 12, 2007, KCRA-TV became the first television station in the Sacramento market to broadcast its local newscasts in high-definition.

In July 2011, KCRA-TV rebranded its newscasts under the name: "KCRA 3 News".

On January 25, 2016, KCRA-TV launched a new 4 p.m. weekday newscast, anchored by Lisa Gonzales and Brian Heap.

On April 23, 2018, KCRA-TV began to expanded the weekdsy morning newscasts with an extra half-hour starting at 4 a.m.