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.
Father and son reflect on making history with Fresno Fire Department
Fresno Fire Cpt. David Woodard Sr. and David Woodard Jr. are the first and only African American father and son to work together at the department.
Fresno Unified, Fresno Teachers Association close to return date agreement
Fresno Unified School District and the Fresno Teachers Association are close to an agreement that would solidify an earlier return date for teachers and students, according to Superintendent Bob Nelson.
Planada Elementary School District administers 300 vaccines to ag workers
A North Valley community may serve as a model for many others as it works to vaccinate the community and get more kids back in school.
Investors, muralist working to revitalize Fresno Chinatown
The push to revitalize Fresno's Chinatown is reaching new heights and it starts with aesthetics.
Which youth sports can soon resume playing in Central California?
The new guidance allows for some outdoor sports to resume across the state based on the county tier-system. So what does that mean for Central California?
New COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at southwest Fresno middle school
Fresno County chose this campus as the location of its newest vaccine site because it's in the heart of the 93706 zip code.
95-year-old Valley great-grandmother beats COVID-19
'She's known to be stubborn, so COVID couldn't stand a chance': At 95 years old, Bernice Chacon, a grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 35, made it through the coronavirus and is finally home.
Local school districts using program to inform students of teenager dating violence
The Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program offers students resources and a forum to discuss the seriousness of abuse with their peers.
Lawmakers push to strengthen domestic violence restraining orders
The murder of a Madera County woman shielding her children from gunfire could bring new laws to protect domestic violence victims.
Fresno mayor's initiative gives 35 people living along Highway 41 a place to stay
Project Off-Ramp, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer's initiative to house the homeless, is gaining momentum. He spent Thursday with his outreach teams along Highway 41 offering services to those in need.
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