Jovana Lara is currently a general assignment reporter and the weekend evening anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News.
is also co-host of the half-hour show, Vista L.A.
was raised in Glendale after her
family emigrated from Cuba when she
was a small child.
Although she was always interested in broadcasting, Jovana graduated from Loyola Marymount University and originally pursued a career in business.
started in Palm Springs working weekends for KESQ.
After one year of reporting, Jovana
was promoted to weekend anchor.
Eager to hone her
reporting skills, Jovana
took on a second job reporting for the Orange County News Channel.
continued to work both in Palm Springs and Orange County until she
was hired to report by KNSD in San Diego.
first year in San Diego, Jovana
won an Emmy for a story about a small village near Tijuana washed away in the 1997 mudslides of El Nino.
Two other stories were also Emmy-nominated that year.
won commendations from the San Diego Press club
Since joining ABC7 Eyewitness News in 2000, Jovana has won two Emmys for her role as co-host on Vista L.A.
is also active on behalf of the station at many community events.
on social media:
Attn: Jovana Lara
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201