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
Improvements to wildlife corridor could help protect OC wildlife from extinction
Environmentalists hope improvements to a portion of a wildlife corridor connecting the Santa Ana Mountains to the Laguna coastal wilderness will allow species to repopulate in the area.
San Clemente residents fed up with attempts to build toll road through town
Many living in San Clemente say they are fed up with what some call a decades-long battle over a proposed toll road.
Veterans, first responders, surfers paddle from Catalina to Huntington Beach to bring awareness to veterans' issues
Dozens welcomed a group of veterans, first responders and surfers as they finished an inaugural paddle from Catalina Island to bring awareness to veterans' issues.
Orange County gang unit makes a dozen arrests, seizes drugs, cash
An FBI gang task force arrested a dozen suspects associated with one of Orange County's most dangerous gangs Thursday on guns and drugs charges.
DUI suspect in Long Beach crash that killed family is arrested for previous burglary, held on $500,000 bail
The 20-year-old DUI suspect who is accused in the Halloween crash that killed a family of three in Long Beach has been arrested in connection with a previous burglary.
Disney prepares to officially unveil plant-based menu
The happiest place on Earth is adding more plant-based options to its menu.
Long Beach Halloween party shooting victims honored in Buddhist ceremony
Organizers of a Buddhist ceremony held seven days after a mass shooting during a Halloween party in Long Beach said it was to help the spirits of the three killed move on and find peace.
3 motorcyclists wounded, 2 critically, in shooting on 110 Freeway in Gardena, CHP says
Three motorcyclists were shot and wounded while riding on the 110 Freeway in Gardena, the California Highway Patrol said.
SoCal fire danger: Homeowners, schools preparing for powerful winds, potential wildfires
Residents, schools and firefighters throughout Southern California are preparing for powerful Santa Ana winds to blow through the region, leading to increased fire risk.
CSU Fullerton investigating fraternity's social media post containing racial slur
Cal State University Fullerton administrators are investigating a fraternity flyer containing a racial slur that was posted on social media.