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.
Porterville library fire: Tulare County loses not just 2 lives, but also a part of its history
18 miles from the Tule River Indian reservation's fire department, close to 50 tribal members ran to honor two lives lost in Porterville's devastating library fire.
Family and friends remember Fire Capt. Raymond Figueroa killed in Porterville library fire
While a memorial continued to grow outside of the firehouse adjacent to the library, urban search and rescue teams spent the day extinguishing hot spots and working to gain access to the building's interior.
New Clovis indoor playground helps kids play all year long
The new business aims at kids ages seven and younger and offers memberships and private parties.
Valley firefighters head to Australia to fight wildfires
As firefighting efforts continue in Australia, the US is sending in reinforcements - and a local fireman is answering the call.
You can now pay for parking with your credit card in downtown Fresno
NO CHANGE? NO PROBLEM! Thanks to new parking kiosks in downtown Fresno, searching for quarters in your cup holders and underneath the seats of your car is a thing of the past.
Authorities charge Visalia man Nickey Stane in 1996 Debbie Dorian murder
Debbie Dorian's mother, Sara, expressed the roller-coaster of emotions she and her family went through when they received the news about Nickey Stane's arrest.
New laws set to help focus on mental health and post-traumatic stress for first responders
"I don't think when you sign up for this job that you realize the things that you're going to see," says Cal Fire Fresno Co. Battalion Chief Josh Campbell.
Fosters 4 Rescues Fresno helping give dogs a second chance at life
Foster 4 Rescues and the SPCA were able to coordinate transportation to Washington, where several no-kill shelters will take the dogs in until they're adopted.
Unhealthy and offensive: 25-page complaint filed against Fresno mobile home park
The suit, filed with the Fresno County Superior Court, claims the new ownership increased rent by 32 percent.
6-year-old girl shot in central Fresno recovering at home
Investigators say they haven't ruled out gang activity and that they're reviewing surveillance video in the area.
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