Vanessa Paz


Morning Meteorologist | Beats: Environment & Climate, South Bay Communities, Latino Communities

Chula Vista native Vanessa Paz is an Emmy-Winning reporter, meteorologist, and traffic anchor for the ABC10News weekday morning show.

Vanessa attended Cal State LA, earning her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. Then, she earned her Meteorology degree at Mississippi State University.

Vanessa's professional journey has taken her from the Pacific Northwest to San Diego.

For nearly a decade, she served the region, stretching from Eugene to Portland, Oregon. She reported and was the weekend weather anchor for Portland's NBC affiliate, KGW News. She covered many topics, from major crashes and closures to local weather systems from the Cascades to the Coast.

Before KGW, Vanessa was a reporter with Portland's FOX affiliate, KPTV. Covering the Portland metro area and its surrounding neighborhoods, she reported on various topics, from community-wide issues and protests to national guests, including politician Bernie Sanders.

Before Portland, Vanessa was a reporter, producer, and weather anchor at KVAL and KMTR News stations in Eugene, Oregon.

In her free time, Vanessa enjoys pilates, reading, and spending time with her red heeler, Charlie.

As a Chula Vista native, Vanessa has a deep-rooted connection to the South Bay community. She is eager to expand these connections and share stories across the neighborhoods. She is passionate about sustainability practices and loves sharing stories about local sustainable efforts and organizations.

Her personal and professional connection with the Latino community gives her a unique insight into its culture, challenges, and contributions. She is committed to using her platform to advocate for these issues and share community stories.

Please don't hesitate to email her at And if you see her around, please say hi!

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