Vanessa Vasconcelos
Vanessa Vasconcelos joined ABC30 February of 2016.

Prior to joining the Action News Team, Vanessa worked as a multimedia journalist in the Chico-Redding market.

The Bay Area native grew up in San Mateo and graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.

Prior to reporting, Vanessa interned at KRON and KGO-TV in San Francisco. After graduation, KGO-TV hired Vanessa as a Production Assistant, Traffic Producer and Writer.

Vanessa is excited to be in the Valley and tell the stories that matter to you. You can reach her on Facebook or Twitter if you have a story idea or just want to say "Hi!"

When she's not working, you can find Vanessa at a concert or show. She loves spending time with family and friends, live music and travel.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro is condemning the language used by a university faculty member in regards to the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush.
As the search intensifies for a missing Porterville man, loved ones say they refuse to give up hope.
Monday's storm wreaked havoc on Valley roadways. Slick highways proved dangerous on the afternoon commute. In the Central Valley, California Highway Patrol officers responded to almost 60 weather-related accidents.
Fresno Police are looking for clues into the city's latest homicide.
Sunday morning a retired CHP officer who is not being identified was brutally attacked, robbed and left for dead.