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.

We are only three weeks into 2018 and already California Highway Patrol officers tell us they have surpassed last years number of deadly DUI related crashes.
Two cars crashed off Highway 41 just north of Hanford Armona Road after 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
Action News has learned one person is dead at a northwest Fresno apartment complex early Saturday morning.
There are roughly 2,000 people per month that are using the services at the Employment Connection Center in Porterville, but the site manager here tells me they're not closing their doors.
Deputy Mirelez went through extensive surgeries, hospital stays and rehab to get to this point and he says it's his family and community that helped him get back in action.