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
OC hospitals saw increase in COVID-19 patients double rate of the state over holiday weekend
Orange County saw a jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the holiday weekend that doubled the state's rate of increase.
Orange County starts providing free at-home COVID-19 testing kits
Orange County has begun making free at-home kits to test for COVID-19 available to its residents.
Orange County restaurants could get a boost from LA County's dining ban
While L.A. County is about to ban in-person dining, that measure may actually help boost business for Orange County restaurants near the county border.
More than 60 infected after COVID-19 outbreak at Concordia University in Irvine
A coronavirus outbreak at Concordia University in Irvine has resulted in more than 60 cases.
OC nurse on front lines of pandemic pleads for people to take COVID seriously
In an emotional interview, an ICU nurse at Mission Viejo's Mission Hospital pleaded with members of the public to do their part to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
OCSD says it won't enforce Newsom's limited stay at home order
The Orange County Sheriff's Department said its deputies will not be enforcing Gov. Gavin Newsom's limited stay at home order that was announced Thursday.
Annual Thanksgiving volunteer effort in Orange County shifts gears due to pandemic; now providing boxed dinners for families in need
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the act of giving is taking on many different looks. One annual event at the Honda Center in Orange County will be drive-thru for the first time, with enough boxed meals for seven thousand cars.
Here's what to expect from Downtown Disney's extension onto Buena Vista Street
Downtown Disney is expanding its shopping district to include Buena Vista Street inside Disney's California Adventure Park, and guests can visit starting Thursday.
Orange, Ventura counties slide back to most restrictive purple tier amid COVID-19 surge
Orange and Ventura counties moved back to the most restrictive tier in California's coronavirus reopening framework, the state announced Monday.
SoCal pharmacies scrambling for ultra-cold freezers for Pfizer COVID vaccine storage
The much-awaited Pfizer vaccine could be a game-changer - but it will have to be stored in ultra-cold conditions, which calls for ultra-cold freezers. Local pharmacies are scrambling to get their hands on this specialty equipment.