Jaysha Patel
Jaysha Patel is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News.

She first joined the team in July 2021 as a community Journalist in Long Beach. She was promoted in April 2023.

Jaysha was born in Bradenton, Florida, but is excited to return to Los Angeles where she spent her early life as a child actor.

Her love of storytelling led her to pursue a career as a journalist and go from reading words that someone else wrote, to writing her own.

Jaysha came to ABC7 after reporting in the birthplace of Mardi Gras: Mobile, Alabama! During her time reporting for WPMI NBC 15, she covered hurricanes, tornadoes, and the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the Mardi Gras season and cruise industry at the port. Jaysha also covered the Naval Air Station shooting in Pensacola when a student, who officials discovered was in contact with al-Qaida, killed three U.S. sailors.

Jaysha was a part of the news team that won a regional Edward R. Murrow "Overall Excellence" Award for news coverage in 2020, and breaking news coverage in 2021.

She graduated from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. During her time in school, Jaysha traveled to Memphis to cover the 50th anniversary and commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination alongside the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate there. She also traveled to Urbino, Italy, where she reported on earthquake damage in the nearby town of Camerino.

Jaysha's interests include exploring new food places, cooking, watching Indian Bollywood movies, and playing with her dog Raja!

If you have a story idea, don't hesitate to reach out! Jaysha not only covers Long Beach, but the communities around it too. She's excited to be back In Southern California and tell your stories.

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

Jaysha's Stories
Man who police say was recorded attacking pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA arrested
An 18-year-old man who police say was recorded attacking a pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA last month was arrested.
Arrestan a sospechoso de atacar un campamento propalestino en UCLA, según la policía
Un hombre de 18 años que, según la policía, fue grabado atacando un campamento propalestino en UCLA el mes pasado, fue arrestado el jueves bajo sospecha de asalto con un arma mortal, según muestran los registros.
LAPD officers, nonprofit surprise family of seven with renovation of home
LAPD officers and the nonprofit Healthy Room Project surprised a family with a major transformation of their home - an effort aimed at building bridges between police and the community.
Habitat for Humanity's annual challenge brings new homes to families in need in Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County's annual Leaders Build challenge is helping to construct new homes for families in need.
Pro-Palestinian march, rally held outside CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach
The CSU Student Divestment Coalition held a rally to call for divestment "from entities committing genocide in Gaza,'' among other demands.
Al menos 8 tiendas de conveniencia fueron asaltadas en 24 horas en condados de Los Ángeles y Orange
Al menos ocho tiendas de conveniencia en los condados de Los Ángeles y Orange fueron asaltadas durante la noche, y la policía dice que los crímenes podrían estar relacionados.
Suspects arrested in possible link to string of OC, LA convenience-store robberies
Police on Monday arrested three suspects believed to be tied to a recent string of convenience-store robberies across Southern California.
Persecución en la autopista 405 acaba con un choque en sentido contrario
Una sospechosa de persecución fue detenida el viernes por la mañana después de conducir hacia el tráfico en sentido contrario y chocar contra varios vehículos en la autopista 405 en la zona de Brentwood.
Chase suspect driving wrong-way crashes into oncoming traffic on 405 Fwy in Brentwood
A chase suspect was taken into custody Friday morning after driving into oncoming traffic and crashing into several cars on the 405 Freeway in the Brentwood area.
LA Pride Parade anuncia sus grandes mariscales, incluido el luchador Cassandro El Exótico
El desfile del Orgullo Gay del 9 de junio tendrá tres grandes mariscales: El actor George Takei, el luchador Cassandro El Exótico y la Jefa del LAFD Kristin Crowley