Jaysha Patel
Jaysha Patel is a community Journalist in Long Beach for ABC7 Eyewitness News. She joined the team in July of 2021 after reporting in the birthplace of Mardi Gras: Mobile, Alabama!

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.

During her time reporting in Alabama 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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Jaysha's Stories
CHP escolta el tráfico en la autopista 5 a través del Grapevine debido a la nevada
La Patrulla de Caminos de California estaba escoltando el tráfico en la autopista 5 a través del Grapevine el lunes por la mañana debido a la nevada provocada por una fría tormenta invernal.
CHP escorts traffic on 5 Freeway through the Grapevine due to snowfall
The California Highway Patrol escorted traffic on the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine Monday morning due to light snowfall brought on by a cold winter storm.
Spa owner mentors Long Beach youth through Pacific Gateway program
Amber Miller is opening the doors of her spa to Long beach teenagers so they can learn business and life skills.
Community members promote mental health in Asian communities after Monterey park mass shooting 
After 11 innocent people died in the Monterey Park shooting, community members are urging seniors in the Asian community to seek help to heal. 
Threat assessment expert discusses signs of danger, mass shootings
Clayton Cranford, a retired sergeant from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, says behavior and social media are two clues in assessing danger.
Abbott Elementary, DonorsChoose award Paramount teacher $1,000
David Lizarde, a music teacher at Leona Jackson middle school, received $1,000 from DonorsChoose.
Ladrones roban cajeros automáticos en negocios del Inland Empire: captado en video
Las autoridades dicen que los ladrones están apuntando a las empresas que tienen cajeros automáticos en todo el Inland Empire.
Caught on camera: Thieves target ATMs at businesses across Inland Empire
Surveillance video shows thieves breaking into Inland Empire businesses and trying to steal ATMs.
Car crashes into OC home on Friday the 13th, nearly hitting woman, baby
An Orange County mom was changing her baby's diaper when an SUV crashed into her home, stopping three feet away from them.
L.A. County crews try to fill potholes before storm heads into SoCal
L.A. County has received more than 1,500 pothole requests since Jan. 9.