Jessica De Nova
Jessica De Nova's passion for story-telling and digging for unique stories stems from her own American experience. She grew up in Santa Ana, California, as an undocumented immigrant after leaving Mexico at three years of age.

Throughout her life, she shared her story and often found support from her teachers, friends and community. She learned at an early age the power of sharing one's reality with the world and the importance of living in the United States, sin olvidar sus raices. Her parents taught her -- success comes with hard work and dedication.

She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Her career in journalism began in 2012 in Southern Oregon where her husband worked as a firefighter. While with the CBS affiliate, KTVL, Jessica covered President Barack Obama's visit to Roseburg following the Umpqua Community College shooting. In 2016, Jessica hosted Morning Edition with Jefferson Public Radio, became a United States citizen, voted for the first time and ran her first marathon. She then made her way from the Cascades to the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she was the bureau reporter for the NBC affiliate, KPNX, later transferring to the station in Phoenix.

In 2017, Jessica was in Las Vegas for coverage of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting and to Florida to report on Hurricane Irma. She is excited to be back home to raise her daughter around family and is always looking for recommendations on a good place for a run or walk where a stroller and dogs are welcome.

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Jessica's Stories
Husband of coach killed in crash alongside Kobe Bryant still healing: 'You have some rough patches'
Matt Mauser lost his wife, Christina, in the same helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. Though it's been two years since the tragedy, healing hasn't come easy.
Park Host Program to provide rent-free housing in Santa Ana
Four dozen applicants are under review to be the person or family who will live rent-free in a fifth wheel RV at a Santa Ana Park.
Long Beach woman falls victim to investment scam on Instagram that hacks accounts, targets followers
A $600 investment in Bitcoin was a gamble worth taking for a teacher in Long Beach in hopes of making thousands, but she ended up risking more.
Police investigating smash-and-grab robbery at Newport Beach jewelry store
Police are looking for a group of suspects they say went into a jewelry store in Newport Beach armed with hammers and took off with several items, leaving workers fearing for their safety.
Disney California Adventure celebrates Lunar New Year with new Mulan float, 'Raya' appearance
The Lunar New Year Celebration is back at Disney California Adventure Park, and this year, there's a new float making visitors of all ages light up, Mulan's New Year Procession.
Dogs at higher risk of contracting heartworm disease from mosquitoes in OC, officials say
The chances of dogs catching heartworm disease in Orange County are going up thanks to the Aedes aegypti mosquito, officials say.
Armed man shot by deputy inside Foothill Ranch Walmart store; 2 others detained
Shots were fired inside a Walmart store in Foothill Ranch after three shoppers were accused of trying to return items they didn't purchase, investigators say.
Orange County school absences decreasing, indicating possible peak in omicron surge
There may be signs that the surge in the COVID-19 omicron variant has peaked in Orange County, where school districts are reporting lower numbers of absences.
Endangered giant river otters coming to Santa Ana Zoo as part of $6.6M project
Giant river otters are coming to the Santa Ana Zoo as part of a $6.6 million dollar renovation and expansion project.
Emergency room, ambulance response times see steep increase in OC amid omicron surge
According to OC Emergency Medical Services, 90% of patient offload times, that's the time it takes to drop off a patient at the hospital, are at about 40 minutes. That's nearly double the norm.