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.
Gov. Newsom making efforts to protect firefighters during COVID-19 pandemic
As they battle intense flames and smoke of wildfires burning across the state, CAL FIRE crews aren't exempt from COVID-19 precautions.
Hundreds line up for pop-up coronavirus testing site in Fresno
As COVID-19 cases are surging in the central valley, more pop-up events are making testing available for the community.
Dog reunites with Fresno firefighters who saved his life
Days after fire crews rescued a dog from a Fresno blaze, his owner, an Army veteran, personally thanked the firefighters who saved his pet.
Fresno County officials brace for surge in COVID-19 patients in area hospitals
The county's hospitals are expecting and preparing for a sharp increase in the number of patients infected with coronavirus in the coming weeks.
Fresno firefighter helps save dog from fire exactly 21 years after his dog was rescued
The crews that day not only gave Rob Lee 8 more years with his best friend; it inspired a career path.
Merced County closing parks, lakes during 4th of July weekend amid COVID-19 concerns
Three popular Merced County lakes will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend to help mitigate spreading the coronavirus, officials say.
All restaurants in Clovis can now have outdoor seating
The city of Clovis is working with local restaurant owners to make sure even those without patio seating can offer outdoor dining.
Some businesses, indoor dining must close in 4 Central California counties
Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered indoor dining services to close in Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Merced counties as part of the new changes to the stay-at-home order amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
Fowler teacher making masks to help community during COVID-19 pandemic
The first grade teacher put her newfound time and talents into Mamie's Masks, named to honor her late friend who lost her battle with cancer.
From nail salons to movie theaters, what can open in Fresno County
A week after California allowed the reopening of nail salons, tattoo parlors and waxing stations, these businesses in Fresno County can welcome back customers today.
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