Jovana Lara
Jovana Lara is currently weekday anchor for the 11am and 5pm and reports on solutions to community problems for Eyewitness News.

Jovana was raised in Glendale after her family emigrated from Cuba when she was a small child. Although she was always interested in broadcasting, Jovana graduated from Loyola Marymount University and originally pursued a career in business.

She started in Palm Springs working weekends for KESQ. After one year of reporting, Jovana was promoted to weekend anchor. Eager to hone her reporting skills, Jovana took on a second job reporting for the Orange County News Channel. She continued to work both in Palm Springs and Orange County until she was hired to report by KNSD in San Diego.

During her first year in San Diego, Jovana won an Emmy for a story about a small village near Tijuana washed away in the 1997 mudslides of El Nino. Two other stories were also Emmy-nominated that year. Later, she won commendations from the San Diego Press club.

Since joining ABC7 Eyewitness News in 2000, Jovana has won four Emmys for her role as co-host on Vista L.A. As a reporter, Jovana has covered everything from breaking news including fires, crimes and natural disasters to in-depth feature stories. She's traveled to Mexico and Guatemala to cover earthquakes, immigration, and the Pope's visit as well as ongoing quality of life issues facing both Los Angeles and Mexico City. Jovana is also active on behalf of the station at many community events.

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Jovana's Stories
Danny Masterson accuser admits to withholding information from LAPD to protect Church of Scientology
One of the three women accusing "That '70s Show" star Danny Masterson of sexual assault gave shocking testimony Friday and revealed what she left out of her original police report in an effort to protect the Church of Scientology and its leader.
Pacific Airshow to bring thrilling family-friendly fun to Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is gearing up for the Pacific Airshow this weekend and it's guaranteed to be jam-packed with excitement.
Fentanyl overdose deaths: LA teen creates kit to help save lives in case of drug overdose
"One pill...half a pill, a quarter of a pill can kill you." It's a growing problem - teens dying of fentanyl overdoses. That's why one local teen created an emergency kit to help save lives.
Jurors to decide fate of Mongols member accused of killing Pomona SWAT officer
David Martinez is facing second-degree murder and assault with a firearm on a police officer in connection with the 2014 shooting of Officer Shaun Diamond.
'Regeneration' exhibit explores achievements, challenges for Black filmmakers since start of cinema
Black artists, in front of and behind the camera, are celebrated in a new exhibition at the Academy Museum. "Regeneration" looks at the achievements and challenges over seven decades.
In the market for a new car? Here's how to save money in an inflated market
Inflation is hitting everyone hard, especially people in the market for a new car. These are some tips to try to help car shoppers save money.
Retired LASD Chief says Villanueva ordered investigators not to ask about 'Banditos'
A retired chief who was threatened with jail time for defying a subpoena is now speaking out. He claims he received orders from the top to not ask questions about the "Banditos" during their investigation into an attack on non-Bandito deputies at a party in East L.A.
Family turns grief into action after 22-year-old son dies from accidental fentanyl poisoning
"The difference between high and die is a matter of micrograms in a dosage." Charlie Ternan, 22, took just one pill thinking it was a Percocet that would alleviate his back pain.
'Vital habitat' at LAX Dunes seeing resurgence of native, endangered species
A vacant coastal property near LAX can be a bit noisy, but some of Southern California's most endangered species are flourishing there.
Brain mapping technology helping people with traumatic injuries and those fighting addiction
Doctors say what they do isn't new. It's more of a new use for old technology that's approved by the Federal Drug Administration.