Born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut, Vanessa Misciagna is a true New Englander. Hiking, skiing and being outside are in her blood, as is her love for New England sports. "When I'm not reporting, I can be found in a Boston Bruins or Patriots jersey, watching the game."
Her love for sports translated well while majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Boston University (she also has a minor in Religious studies). There she took her love for Terrier hockey, and became the team's first ever sideline reporter.
While WPTZ is Vanessa's first reporting job, she certainly doesn't lack in television experience. She has interned with WPIX in New York, and worked at Boston's WHDH-TV and NECN-TV. She also spent the last year working with Fox News channel in both New York City and Boston.
Vanessa joined WPTZ/WNNE news team in October 2012.
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