Jessica Castro
Good morning, buenos dias, and bom dia Bay Area! Waking up in beautiful San Francisco is a dream come true. I'm thrilled to help bring you the morning news and to be back in California!

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but I've spent most of my life in California. I grew up in Irvine then went to college in Los Angeles at USC (Fight on!) where I studied Broadcast Journalism, International Relations, and Multimedia.

I began my career in TV news in Amarillo, TX. Then, I spent nearly half a decade in Las Vegas as a reporter and morning anchor. Now I'm replacing the neon lights of Sin City with the glistening waters of the Bay!

When I'm not at work you can probably find me on the tennis court or curled up with a good book. I also really enjoy cycling, swimming and hiking.

Please follow me on Twitter or Instagram and find me on Facebook. I speak Portuguese and Spanish! Story tips are always welcome or just a quick "Hello!"

Did you notice a strange bright light in the sky Tuesday morning? It had people buzzing on social media.
ABC7 News has partnered with the team at Hoodline -- the hyperlocal neighborhood website -- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.
Taxpayers will foot a large chunk of the bill for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump, and the events leading up to it.
Animals that were left stranded by rising flood waters in Hollister were rescued, and brought to higher ground Wednesday.
The Santa Cruz Mountains have experienced a string of mudslides during these recent Bay Area storms. One shut down part of Highway 9 in both directions in Felton.