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.
Valley representatives urging Senate to continue providing emergency unemployment income
The federal program that gives unemployed Americans an extra $600 per week expired last Friday after leaders on Capitol Hill couldn't come to an agreement.
Couple takes floral business from Fresno to Reedley ranch during pandemic
For nearly four decades, Lorrie and Larry Yamada of Kiku Floral have sparked joy in the Central Valley, one bloom at a time.
Fresno, Clovis leaders call on Gov. Newsom to allow in-person classes at local schools
Should schools continue distance-learning, or should they bring students back to campus? The question of reopening schools is being debated among politicians and school leaders amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands demanding answers for issues while trying to access unemployment benefits
Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, more than 8.7 million Californians have request unemployment or renewed benefits.
Blood drive held to honor man killed in Fresno in 2017
Before Carl Williams was killed, his mother says he donated blood every eight weeks, something he was introduced to at a blood drive for his sister.
Parade held to welcome home Valley officer who underwent brain surgery
Officer Darren Morrison, a veteran of more than 20 years, is returning from the Bay Area after undergoing revolutionary brain surgery for complications from a stroke.
Hundreds of face masks distributed to Fresno's senior citizens
To stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the city's most vulnerable population, boots on the ground distributed hundreds of masks at the Senior Citizens Village in Fresno.
Local non-profit showing appreciation for first responders during pandemic
The Frontline Appreciation Group, or FLAG Central Valley, has used donations to purchase and deliver the thousands of meals to our healthcare heroes.
Traveling nurse who works with COVID-19 patients turned away from Fresno hotel
Dozens of travel nurses are making their way to the Central Valley to help with staffing issues, but not all are getting the warm welcome they deserve.
Fresno Fire Department stretched thin as number of calls to service soars
The Fresno Fire Department is on track to break their monthly record for fire calls, as both May and June have shown a 55-60% increase in calls to service.
Kings County deputies arrest man yelling at government center staff about COVID-19, acting 'bizarrely'