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
Pareja rescata a excursionista herido en área silvestre del sur de California
Un excursionista logró sobrevivir durante dos semanas en un área silvestre del sur de California hasta que una pareja que acampaba cerca lo descubrió.
Couple helps rescue injured hiker who was stranded in SoCal wilderness for 2 weeks
A stranded hiker managed to survive on his own for two weeks in the Southern California wilderness until he was discovered by a couple on a camping trip nearby.
CASA of Los Angeles aims to help 3,000 youth in child welfare system by end of 2024
CASA of Los Angeles aims to help 3,000 youth in the child welfare system but needs volunteers and donations to reach their goal by the end of 2024.
Los Angeles Mission serving 1,500 Thanksgiving meals on Skid Row
Helping hand: The L.A. Mission has been serving Thanksgiving meals on Skid Row for 84 years. This year, they continue to make a difference in the community by serving 1,500 meals to those in need, plus providing much needed services.
Mexico, Poland fans bring true soccer spirit to Banc of California Stadium for World Cup watch party
Soccer fans flooded Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park Tuesday to watch Mexico and Poland go head to head at the World Cup in Qatar.
Thanksgiving travel rush set to get underway in Southern California
Thanksgiving travelers are expected to begin hitting the road on Tuesday, jamming Southern California freeways ahead of the holiday.
When's the best time to hit the SoCal roads during busy Thanksgiving week?
A record number of Southern Californians will be traveling this week for Thanksgiving, the Auto Club says.
Boyle Heights youth center, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold hand out turkeys for Thanksgiving
Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Tom Arnold were at a youth center in Boyle Heights to give away turkeys to families in need.
Cómo evitar estafas durante el 'Black Friday' y las fiestas navideñas
A medida que avanza la temporada navideña, el Departamento de Justicia y la Oficina del Fiscal General quieren ayudarlo a evitar estafas.
Two YMCA members walk from Long Beach to US-Mexico Border to highlight youth homelessness
The 125-mile "solidarity journey" kicked off Monday at the YMCA Fairfield family branch in Long Beach.