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!"

We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyper-local neighborhood website- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help a couple who lost their two kids in the raging North Bay wildfires.
Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts spoke one-on-one with country singer Luke Bryan in a special presentation that airs Monday night on ABC7.
An employee at a Safeway in San Francisco was stabbed after trying to stop a shoplifting suspect, police said.
ABC7 News staff tasted some spooky new Halloween-themed ice cream flavors from Salt & Straw and their reactions were not what we expected.