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Vanessa is currently a sports talk show host and NFL reporter for the ESPN affiliate in Houston. She's one of the only women driving a sports talk show in a major media market. Prior to ESPN, Vanessa was a sports anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate in Houston. She still freelances with television networks, having recently covered racing in Daytona on NBC. 


She has covered every professional sports team in Houston at home and on the road; telling stories and creating content for both on-air and digital spaces, as well as breaking sports news. She has covered the World Series twice, the Kentucky Derby, and the past seven Indianapolis 500s, and the Super Bowl. 

Prior to landing in Houston, Vanessa worked in Cincinnati for two years covering news and sports for the NBC affiliate. She was also a freelance pit reporter. 

She got her start in Indianapolis as a college student, where she was hired by an FM radio station to cover the Colts and the Indy 500. She also served as the in-arena host for the Indiana Pacers, and spent time as the sports correspondent for the nationally syndicated "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!