Jovana Lara
Jovana Lara is currently a general assignment reporter and the weekend evening anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News. She is also co-host of the half-hour show, Vista L.A.

Jovana was raised in Glendale after her family emigrated from Cuba when she was a small child. Although she was always interested in broadcasting, Jovana graduated from Loyola Marymount University and originally pursued a career in business.

She started in Palm Springs working weekends for KESQ. After one year of reporting, Jovana was promoted to weekend anchor. Eager to hone her reporting skills, Jovana took on a second job reporting for the Orange County News Channel. She continued to work both in Palm Springs and Orange County until she was hired to report by KNSD in San Diego.

During her first year in San Diego, Jovana won an Emmy for a story about a small village near Tijuana washed away in the 1997 mudslides of El Nino. Two other stories were also Emmy-nominated that year. Later, she won commendations from the San Diego Press club.

Since joining ABC7 Eyewitness News in 2000, Jovana has won two Emmys for her role as co-host on Vista L.A. She is also active on behalf of the station at many community events.

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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Jovana Lara
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

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