Vanessa Ochavillo is an associate producer for WBUR focused on digital news.
She joined WBUR in 2022 as a newsroom fellow. Originally from Guam, Vanessa Ochavillo comes to Boston by way of the San Francisco Bay Area. There she covered everything from public safety to agriculture as a staff reporter for the Half Moon Bay Review, a local print weekly.
She previously interned at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Sacramento Bee. She graduated from Stanford University's journalism master's program.