Vanessa Dillon joined the 13 On Your Side KSWT team in October 2016. She is an investigative reporter who is excited to tell people’s stories across Yuma County.
Born and raised in Southern California, Vanessa is happy to begin her career as a journalist close to home.
Vanessa graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu with a degree in Communication.
While at Pepperdine, she was actively involved with the campus newspaper, The Graphic, as the news editor. She was also the entertainment anchor for the campus news station, NewsWaves 32.
Her decision to pursue broadcast journalism became clearer when she had the opportunity to work closely with and shadow reporters, anchors and producers as an intern at NBCUniversal Telemundo 52 in Los Angeles.
Prior to arriving to Yuma, Vanessa spent the summer in Palm Springs, California interning with KSWT’s sister station KESQ News Channel 3, (preparing her for Yuma’s scorching summer heat.)
When Vanessa isn’t chasing a story or exploring the city of Yuma, she loves traveling to different countries with her family, spending time with friends, and makes trips out to Disneyland every chance she gets.