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Vanessa is currently a sports anchor and reporter in Houston, Texas for the NBC affiliate (KPRC-TV.) 


She covers every professional sports team in Houston at home and on the road; telling stories and creating content for both the on-air and digital spaces, as well as breaking sports news regularly. Vanessa also serves as a fill-in host on the Texans' flagship, Sports Radio 610, driving four-hour sports talk radio shows. She has covered the World Series, Kentucky Derby, and the past seven Indianapolis 500s.

Prior to landing in Houston, the Indiana native covered sports and news in Cincinnati for two years.  She was also a freelance sideline and pit reporter. 

She got her start in Indianapolis, where she covered pro sports for an FM radio station, served as the game-day host for the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Indians, and covered the NFL Combine and Indy 500.


She was the sports correspondent for the nationally syndicated comedy show "The Bob and Tom Show."

Her true passion is telling exciting human interest stories that go way beyond highlights and stats, be it in the studio or on the sideline.

Stay tuned.. the best is yet to come!