Jade Hernandez
Jade Hernandez is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Los Angeles.

Jade came to ABC7 from our sister station in Chicago but has spent more time telling stories in California than anywhere else in the country. She says, "California's diversity in both landscape and people keep pulling me back to the Golden State."

During her 20-year career in journalism, Jade has reported in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Kansas City, Missouri.

A third-generation Mexican-American, Jade began reporting in Topeka, Kansas, where she was born and raised, and where she developed her Midwest values.

A closet fashion enthusiast, Jade says she's just now learning the art of cooking -- taking to heart the motto from the animated film "Ratatouille" ... anyone can cook.

She applies another quote from the movie to life in general, "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."

Jade spends her extra time hiking the local trails, chasing her young child through the sand and surf, and trekking back and forth across the country visiting family and friends.

Her husband, youngest son and Corgi, Zuma Luz, are all California natives.

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Jade's Stories
Bobcat Fire spreads to 93,842 acres nearly 2 weeks after erupting in San Gabriel Mountains; homes remain threatened
Nearly two weeks after it erupted, the blaze was pushed by 30-mph winds as it continued its march across the San Gabriel Mountains.
Bobcat Fire: 72,000-acre blaze destroys homes in Juniper Hills as it spreads to Antelope Valley
The relentless Bobcat Fire has spread to more than 72,000 acres and is destroying evacuated homes in Juniper Hills as it expands into the Antelope Valley.
2 LA County deputies in stable condition after being shot in Compton; search for gunman continues
Two L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies who were shot in an ambush in Compton are now in stable condition, the agency said.
LA's Grand Central Market shifts gears, transforms into 'Bazaar' by adding artists, other vendors to landmark space
Downtown L.A.'s "Grand Central Market" has shifted gears by adding local artists and other vendors to its landmark food business to help ease the pain during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a look at the venue's new "Bazaar" setup.
2 LA County deputies 'fighting for their lives' after ambush shooting; Search for suspect underway
Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are "fighting for their lives" after they were shot in the head in an ambush at the Metro station in Compton, officials say.
SoCal air remains thick with smoke from raging wildfires
The skies over Southern California remain thick with smoke Saturday as wildfires combine with weather conditions to layer the lower atmosphere with sooty clouds of ash.
SoCal heat wave: Massive crowds expected at beaches on Labor Day weekend amid of fears of COVID surge
Amid a sweltering temperatures and and an ongoing pandemic, hundreds of thousands of beachgoers are expected to flock to the sand in Southern California on Labor Day weekend.
Staples Center joins list of SoCal arenas that will serve as voting centers for November election
Staples Center is joining the list of large arenas throughout Southern California that will serve as voting centers for the upcoming election in November.
The Chicano Moratorium: Car caravan parades through East LA to celebrate 50th anniversary
A car caravan on Saturday paraded through East Los Angeles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Chicano Moratorium.
Water main break shuts down Sunset Boulevard near UCLA, causes some flooding on campus
A large water main broke in Westwood near UCLA early Sunday morning, causing some minor flooding on campus, toppling over large trees and forcing the closure of Sunset Boulevard.