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.
Company teaming up with non-profit to make magical wheelchair for Fresno girl
A local company that typically creates projects for the likes of Disney and Netflix is at it again.
Dakota Acres bringing Halloween spirit to your front door
Dakota Acres started as a labor of love. The Rocca Family's celebration of the Valley's harvest has become a thriving business.
Friday Morning Football - Golden Valley High School
The Cougars are getting ready to take on the El Capitan Gauchos on Friday night, and the student body was out in full force.
6th annual Valley Made Manufacturing Summit held
The 6th Annual Valley Made Manufacturing Summit is a celebration of the Valley's $15 billion manufacturing industry.
Valley cafe focused on providing sweet, healthy treats
If you're a fan of fruity pebbles, strawberry cheesecake or banana nut bread, there's a new cafe in town offering just that.
Downtown Fresno brewery partnering with family farm for latest release
The downtown Fresno brewery synonymous with holiday and post-game celebrations is raising a glass to the Valley's bounty and the farmers who make it possible.
Fresno County winery and Kingsburg boutique team up for unique experience
Known for its family atmosphere, Moravia Wines in Fresno County is proving cheese isn't the only thing that pairs well with its latest release.
Madera native's Nashville-inspired chicken business thriving
Three months into business, FURY Hot Chicken is spicing up the Central Valley.
Sweet Thistle Farms in Clovis teaming up with nonprofits, food trucks for community
You can find 16 varieties of pumpkins at Sweet Thistle Farms pumpkin patch in Clovis. Grown across 25 acres, the cream of the crop is on display for the Halloween season.
Valley artist using glassblowing to provide unique experience
From drinkware to holiday ornaments and decor, Ballis Glass offers a variety of functional art to take home or gift.