I joined 12News in February 2010 after graduating from Edinboro University in just three years. I majored in broadcast journalism, and had a minor in history.
I got my start in television eight years ago (hard to believe, right?!) as a co-host for the McDonald's Steelers KidZONE in my hometown of Pittsburgh. I spent four amazing years co-hosting the show for the Black and Gold.
While there I had the privilege of covering the 2004 NFL Draft and shooting on-location at the NFL Hall of Fame. I went on to intern with the Steelers production department in the summer of 2008 where I had the opportunity to co-host the 2008 Men's Fantasy Camp Show.
I'm a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and I often serve as a volunteer for several different Erie-area organizations.
I'm honored to call Erie my home away from home. I love telling your stories and the stories which affect this community. If you have a story idea, or just want to say hello feel free to send me an e-mail. I love hearing from you!
E-mail Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org