Vanessa Perez


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Vanessa Perez joined the 4 News Now team as a Multimedia Journalist and producer in August 2021. Previously, she worked for an NBC affiliate in Kalispell, Montana where she covered winter storms, education, local government and the pandemic.

Vanessa grew up in Chino, California. She earned a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.

She enjoys being out in the community and learning about people’s stories each day.

When she’s not working, you can catch her listening to podcasts, cooking, trying new food/coffee spots, and hanging out with her cat, Milo.


Spokane Police Department implements virtual reality into officer training

Reservoir failure prompts City of Lewiston to issue Boil Water Alert Order

‘100% preventable’: WA lawmakers thinking of lowering blood-alcohol limit

Spokane celebrates life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Kohberger’s defense attorney requests state’s evidence ahead of preliminary hearing

Sister of Kaylee Goncalves asks public to remember victims’ names

Local organizations work to bring awareness to human trafficking

Spokane City Council establishes new process for siting city facilities

‘It’s 100% necessary’: SPD to ramp up patrols in neighborhoods

What to do if your child is set to attend a different school next year due to boundary changes

Family unsure about Kohberger’s connection to Moscow murder victims

Local businesses making adjustments following minimum wage increase

Coeur d’Alene community celebrates the lives of Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen

Neighborhood on high alert as deputies search for elderly man’s killer

‘It’s devastating’: Frozen pipes burst, causing damage to Stevens Elementary classrooms

‘We just want this person found’: Moscow murder victim’s family fears video evidence is disappearing

Spokane Police put training to use during active shooter hoax at schools

‘If you respect, you don’t hate’: Holocaust survivor shares story with Ridgeline High School sophomores

‘It’s scary’: Spokane Valley teen’s car stolen from outside home while warming up

‘Long time coming’: First set of people living at Camp Hope move into Catalyst Housing Project

‘Never Forgotten’: Pearl Harbor survivor widow keeps husband’s sacrifice alive

Spokane renter, landlord protection program vote pushed to January

‘There is no preparing for it’: Camp Hope braces for Wednesday’s winter storm

Spokane City Council considering cap on food delivery app fees

How to have a productive conversation at Thanksgiving dinner

‘Pack your patience’: What to know before driving on I-90 for Thanksgiving holiday

‘It’s starting to get better’: New leadership at Trent Resource and Assistance Center brings changes

‘Your days are numbered’: U of I victim’s sister calls for justice, answers

‘Just try to work with it’: New bike lane on Riverside Avenue causes confusion

How low income households can receive energy assistance this winter

RSV, flu in children has emergency rooms operating at capacity

‘No matter how much time goes by’: Spokane Police arrest suspect in one of many cold case murders

‘Not enough places to go’: People stay warm as legal battles linger at Camp Hope

McMorris Rodgers defeats Hill in Washington’s fifth congressional district race

‘Let’s Talk Suicide’ event at Gonzaga connects community with resources

‘It’s time to change the narrative’: Washington Sheriffs call out state legislators ahead of midterm election

Spokane Public Schools trying new ways to improve students’ reading test scores

$150 million expansion project underway at Spokane International Airport