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.


SPD stresses safety tips for pedestrians, drivers as sun sets earlier

‘It impacts everyone’ Riverside Construction Project in third and final phase

Crime remains consistent as Spokane Police move into East Central precinct

How to prepare your family for what could be a bad flu season

‘A gentle giant’: Carl Maxey’s legacy lives on in Spokane

‘I wouldn’t trade it for the world’: Blind foster mom remains resilient through obstacles

‘Big hurry to go nowhere’: New cameras bust speeding drivers on South Hill

‘Not going to be tolerated’: Camp Hope fencing damaged over the weekend

‘It’s fed my family’: USPS looking to recruit thousands ahead of peak season

SPS wants to build a strong, safe, well-informed community with gun security

‘It’s not safe’: New University of Idaho policy limits employees from reproductive discussion

‘Same feeling when they walk through the neighborhood’: Cannon Hill neighbors to vote on historic district

Spokane announces new commitment to help minority-owned businesses succeed and expand

Community Court returns to Central Library

‘An airplane ride of joy’: Boise based pilot set to fly Spokane girl with Leukemia back home

‘A whole lot more difficult’: Businesses on Monroe hope construction won’t drive away customers

‘It’s kind of scary’: Four injured in shooting in West Central neighborhood

New Spokane Public Middle Schools set to open in a few weeks

‘There’s a lot of demand out there’: Inland Northwest housing market slows down

Chick-Fil-A project on South Hill has a long way to go

‘Overwhelmingly safe place to be’: Man still on run after Riverfront Park shooting

‘I think it’s completely pointless’: WSDOT to add new roundabout to busy intersection in Loon Lake

‘Came out of nowhere’: Hail storm leaves cars, homes damaged in Liberty Lake

Local credit unions partner to tackle low-income housing in Spokane

Washington Education Association ad to support honesty in education circulates on social media

What to know about monkeypox before sending your children back to school

‘This court should preserve the status quo’: Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments on abortion laws

Idaho Supreme Court will hear arguments in abortion lawsuits Wednesday

Big construction project at I-90 and Highway 41 interchange starts Monday

“It’s the best place to be” Spokane Public Library working as a cooling center

‘We’re just trying to keep them alive’: Non-profit works to keep Camp Hope residents safe during heatwave

New Washington report shows increase in violent crimes across the state

‘It’s time to move forward’: Temporary ordinance could create more housing options

‘As prepared as we’re going to be’: Drier, hotter conditions could cause more fires this weekend

Suspect in fatal road rage shooting still on the loose