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!"

Howard University is opening a campus at the Googleplex in Mountain View in an attempt to inspire students, and help them land future jobs at companies like Google.
We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.
A suspect was fatally shot by police following a violent and dramatic scuffle that stemmed from a traffic stop early Monday morning in Orange.
There are 11 RadioShack stores closing across the Bay Area. RadioShack declared bankruptcy last week, the second time in two years.
Police body cam video captured the moments after a car crashed into a café in New Mexico, injuring customers inside.