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.
6-year-old stabbed at gathering in Central Fresno, woman arrested
Fresno Police are investigating a stabbing after a 6-year-old girl was struck in the face at a birthday party in Central Fresno.
Fresno residents find ways to prepare for upcoming heat wave
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New details released on deadly officer-involved shooting in Downtown Fresno
For more than seven hours crime scene tape lined the home at Stanislaus and B Street where a crisis situation escalated to a deadly officer-involved shooting.
Fresno Housing Authority taking applications for rental assistance
The application process for financial help is open for the next two weeks.
Video of Bullard High School student in blackface, using a racial slur sparks outrage
It's a post that's drawing national attention to Bullard High School.