Kassandra Gutierrez
Kassandra Gutierrez joined the ABC30 Action News team in January of 2022. She is a Central Valley native from Lindsay, CA and is excited to be telling stories in her home community.

Kassandra is ABC30's South Valley Reporter, based out of the Visalia Bureau. Before that, she was a Race and Culture Journalist, covering social justice issues, such as human trafficking, homelessness and shining light on marginalized communities and their successes.

She is a proud graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Media Studies, with a Minor in Ethnomusicology. While at UCSB, she also studied abroad in Paris, France and spent a summer teaching creative writing and physical education in Nairobi, Kenya. After college, Kassandra returned to her hometown and served as the 87th Orange Blossom Festival Queen.

Prior to ABC30, she spent time as a weekend weather anchor and reporter in Redding, California, at ABC7, where she covered some of the largest wildfires in California history, severe winter storms and record-breaking heat. She started her on-air career as a reporter in Eugene, Oregon, after interning at a local Fresno TV station. She is a leader in CCNMA: Latinos Journalist of California.

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Kassandra's Stories
Probation for Tulare Lake subbasin brings increasing fees for pumping water
A major change is coming for many groundwater users in the South Valley.
Tulare Police Department investigating scam targeting students on social media
The agency has received reports of children being contacted through Instagram accounts that appear to be from other students at their schools.
Farmersville Teachers Association votes to strike if demands not met by district
In a vote on Tuesday, the Farmersville Teachers Association decided it will strike if Farmersville Unified School District doesn't meet requests for increased wages and better working conditions.
Lindsay welcomes sister city in Japan for dinner
A decades old tradition of exchanging cultures was hosted in the South Valley on Thursday night.
Locals look for lowest gas prices as they continue to increase
As we head into the warmer months and people are hitting the road more often, gas prices are also on the rise.
Avenal residents encouraged to participate in audit for safer roads and sidewalks
Avenal residents are getting a unique opportunity to share their thoughts on improving sidewalks and streets.
Hero who died saving 7-year-old girl from river honored with celebration of life
On April 29th, it will be a year since Jaime Espinoza jumped into the Kaweah River to save a stranger's life.
New building to bring major improvements to Hanford's Youth Athletic Complex
One major improvement coming to Hanford's Youth Athletic Complex has locals looking forward to the future of youth baseball.
Former Hanford police therapy dogs to continue serving the community
Emotional support for people in Hanford will come from two therapy dogs that have now been reassigned to a local nonprofit.
K9 Krash euthanized after retiring from Hanford Police Department
K9 Officer Krash started his service in May of 2019 at the Hanford Police Department.