Leticia grew up in San Bernardino and graduated from Cajon High School. Leticia holds a bachelor's degree in international political science with a specialization in business from UCLA.
Leticia began her career as an intern at a cable station in Palmdale but quickly transitioned to general assignment reporter. She reported on the kidnapping of two Antelope Valley teens, which launched the state's first Amber Alert. In 2003, she was hired as a producer/general assignment reporter for KMIR-TV in Palm Springs. During her tenure, Leticia reported on the California wildfires in which her own family's home had to be evacuated. She joined KERO-TV in Bakersfield in 2005 as a general assignment reporter.
Leticia left California in 2007 and headed to Houston, Texas as a morning reporter for KHOU-TV. In September 2008, Leticia covered Hurricane Ike as it hit the Bayou City. In the aftermath of Ike she filed stories on the search for the missing and the recovery efforts. She joined KIAH-TV in 2009. Leticia's reporting on the Gulf oil spill from Louisiana earned her a Lone Star Emmy Award for her series on "First Eyes on the Black Tide."
Leticia is excited to be back in California and reporting in her hometown. She enjoys travelling, cooking up her mother's enchiladas and trying out new restaurants with her husband.
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Lightning, thunder as well as heavy rain and quarter-size hail caused dangerous flash flooding across the Southland Thursday.
The high desert area was under a flash flood warning Wednesday as thunderstorms swept through the Southland.
A 53-year-old nurse who had been missing since early Saturday after working a night shift at a Barstow hospital was found within the city Tuesday afternoon.
One side of the Tex Wash Bridge on Interstate 10, which suffered heavy damage during the recent storm, reopened to limited traffic on Friday.
Special Olympics athletes were honored at the Parade of Champions in Riverside on Wednesday.