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!"

A Lake County deputy has died after his patrol car crashed in Lakeport. Officials believe he suffered some type of medical emergency right before the crash.
The Golden Gate Bridge District is now suing the two attention-seeking daredevils who climbed the golden gate bridge earlier this year. That's according to a report in the Mercury News.
A Bay Area couple is getting nationwide attention - both positive and negative - after the man posted on social media saying he loves his wife's "curvy body."
The pilot of a plane that crashed in Sacramento Thursday has been identified as a 71-year-old dentist from Foster City.
A new camp being offered in Southern California is teaching young kids how to become the next big Internet stars.