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.

The biggest shopping weekend of the year kicks off in less than a week. The National Retail Federation estimating roughly $164 million people are planning or considering to shop. Retailers are already rolling out the holiday décor and deals.
In the South Valley, a Korean War veteran's home was vandalized while a Visalia man was in the hospital.
Step by step guide and video on how to carve and serve your Thanksgiving Turkey from Chef Jim Pacini with the Clovis Institute of Technology.
Chef James Pacini with the Clovis at the Institute of Technology demonstrates how to make the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.
Whether he is assisting on calls with Madera County Fire or serving as a shoulder to cry on, volunteer firefighter Mike Adames puts service above as part of his daily routine. Adames epitomizes going above and beyond the call of duty.