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.


Bingle, Zappone continue to lead in latest vote count

Resources available to tenants impacted by bridge moratorium ending

That move will open the door for an influx of new eviction cases and test key tenant protections for the first time since the pandemic upended the legal process last year.

Home explosion brings Rathdrum neighbors together to help

Religious exemption requests detail why Spokane Public School employees refused vaccines

Spokane Public Schools approved and accommodated every single religious exemption request made by its employees.

Local pediatrician shares why it’s important for younger children to get the COVID vaccine

Post Falls Superintendent addresses misinformation circulating on social media

US Department of Defense team at Providence helping with COVID patients

City of Spokane honors man who saved its iconic clock tower 50 years ago

Post Falls school board candidate draws controversy over tweets

Cleone’s Closet offers helping hand to Airway Heights community

Organizers eventually combined food and clothing, and turned Cleone's Closet into what it is today.

Halloween shopping could be harder this year because of supply chain shortages

Another record day: Kootenai Health breaks number of COVID hospitalizations once again

Spokane homeless advocates call on city leaders to help Community Housing and Human Services Dept.

The group that distributes federal funding for housing in Spokane says millions of federal funding is in jeopardy.

If you’re included in Washington’s vaccine mandate, you should now have your final dose

What you need to know about applying for the FAFSA

For many families, the FAFSA inspires dread — and worry about making mistakes.

The Steve Gleason Institute opens Monday in Spokane

What you need to know about Washington’s plastic bag ban

Providence reports more pediatric COVID cases in latest surge

The hospital believes they've seen as many as 10 at one point.

‘Tell my daughter I love her’: ICU nurse delivers mother’s last words

America Strong: COPS volunteer keeps community safe

Washington health leaders: COVID hospitalizations are down, but deaths are on the rise

Report: COVID cases, hospitalizations, death rates higher among unvaccinated people

Students move in at Eastern Washington, proof of vaccination, negative test required

If student tests positive there is an isolation dorm that they can quarantine in for 10 days or they can go home for the same number of days.  At the last check, one student had tested positive.

Experts predict grocery prices to rise even more through end of year

Washington hospitals see worst COVID cases since beginning of pandemic

SPD to temporarily suspend traffic unit

Surge in COVID cases spikes demand for testing