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.
Evacuation orders issued for areas west of Highway 43 in Tulare County
Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has issued Evacuation Orders for areas west of Highway 43 due to rising waters and breaches along the levee.
Return of Tulare Lake: Farmland impacted as lake basin fills in Kings County
Tulare Lake was known in the late 1800s as the largest fresh water lake in the western United States.
Valley native inspired by faith and family for music journey
Every other Sunday, you can catch John Pemberton performing for a standing-room or dancing room-only crowd at Two Ravens Brewery.
Officers shoot and kill man armed with knife outside SW Fresno police station
An investigation is underway after three police officers opened fire on a man armed with a knife outside of their police station in Southwest Fresno.
Fresno County Farm Bureau and Valley Air District go green with F.A.R.M.E.R program
Valley growers and the air district are teaming up to bring cleaner air to the region with new technology that's helping reduce emissions and improve efficiency.
Relentless storms leave big dent in California's historic drought
This year could go down in the record books as the wettest ever for California, but all this water could be a double-edged sword.
Woodlake homes flood for second time in less than a week
Persistent rain and runoff from recent storms has led to a critical situation in the South Valley.
Local high schools prepare for Fresno City College Mariachi Festival
In less than three weeks, student mariachis from across the state will come together at Ratcliffe Stadium to celebrate tradition and culture.
Future journalists find inspiration during conference at Fresno City College
Despite gloomy weather, the future of journalism shined bright at Fresno City College as more than 200 high school students got the inside scoop on a career in news.
A look at the history of snow hitting the Valley floor
Bouts of hail, graupel, sleet and low elevation snow during this storm have residents excited in the Valley.
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