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.
Teens from low-income families got to choose from more than 1,500 free dresses and accessories - close to 80 percent of which are brand new thanks to community support.
More than 100 vendors will take over Old Town Clovis selling all kinds of antiques and collectibles including mid-century, retro, globes and maps, vinyl records, up-cycled, and shabby pieces.
A 1.3 mile stretch of Fancher Creek is getting a spring spruce up, but it is benefiting more than just those who frequent the trail.
The Fresno Food Expo brought Valley industry leaders a taste of what they can expect at this year's trade show.
The idea with National Puppy Day is to remind people to adopt, not shop. The valley is home to a number of animal shelters looking for a good home including the Valley Animal Center -- one of the largest no-kill shelters in the area.