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
Aiden Leos: Couple charged in road-rage shooting death of 6-year-old plead not guilty
The couple accused in the road-rage shooting that killed 6-year-old Aiden Leos have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Wildlife group racing to save pelicans attacked, mutilated along Orange County coast
Veterinarians are now in a race against time to save dozens of brown pelicans after they were attacked and mutilated along a coastal stretch of Orange County.
Yorba Linda mom has long road to recovery after overcoming odds battling COVID while pregnant
An Orange County mother faces a long road to recovery after a monthslong battle against COVID-19 while pregnant and giving birth to her second child via emergency cesarean section.
Orange County business owners protest workplace mask rules
Some Orange County business owners are expressing frustration with changing state regulations on masks and physical distancing measures in the workplace.
Community rallies around Lynwood street vendor beaten and robbed by 4 women
A Lynwood community is rallying around a beloved street vendor who was attacked and robbed by four young women while working.
Large amounts of trash tangled up in kelp forest along Laguna Beach coast
The pandemic has contributed to an unexpected issue on our beaches - people tossing masks, gloves and other trash everywhere. The materials are now being pulled out of the kelp forest along the Orange County coastline.
Drone intrusions leading to birds abandoning thousands of eggs at protected Bolsa Chica reserve
Thousands of elegant tern eggs were left abandoned over the last month at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve after two drones crashed into their nest.
Some vets, active duty military may not be eligible for CA's $116.5M COVID vaccine incentive plan
California is offering a big cash incentive to get vaccinated under the state's new $116.5 million plan. But some veterans and active duty service members may be excluded from that big cash reward.
Army veteran credits local vet program for successful Cedars-Sinai nursing career
U.S. Vets Career Network offers critical resources to veterans transitioning back to civilian work place. Army veteran Peng Vang utilized the program to help move into a successful nursing career.
Anaheim grandfather says murder suspect attacked him minutes before killing neighbor
A suspect in the fatal beating of a 70-year-old man in Anaheim had another violent encounter with a local grandfather just a short time earlier.