Jovana Lara Bio, Wiki
Jovana Lara is a Cuban-American Anchor/Reporter working for ABC7 News in Los Angeles where she anchors the 11 am and 5 pm newscasts since joining the station in the year 2000. Additionally, she reports on the solutions to community problems for the Eyewitness News Team.
Jovana Lara Age
Lara was born on the 11th of January 1966 in Cuba. She is 55 years old as of 2021.
Jovana Lara Heights
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Jovana Lara Education
She attended Holy Family High School, Glendale where she finished her high school education in 1984. Later on, she joined Loyola Marymount University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.). She took this course despite her desire to lie on broadcasting.
Jovana Lara Work Experience
Lara works with the ABC7 team where she serves the station as an anchor for the 11 am and 5 pm newscasts. She started her career in Palm Springs where she was working during the weekends for the KESQ team. 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. She continued to work both in Palm Springs and Orange County until she was hired to report by KNSD in San Diego.
For his first year working in San Diego, she was privileged to win an Emmy award for a story she did on a small village near Tijuana that was washed away in the 1997 mudslides of El Nino. In addition, two other stories were also nominated for the Emmy awards that year. Later on, she won commendations from the San Diego Press Club.
Since she joined ABC7, she counts it an honor to have received four Emmy Awards which are for her role as a co-host on Vista L.A. Working as a reporter, she has covered several news stories which range from fires, natural disasters, and crimes to in-depth stories.
In addition, she has traveled all the way to Mexico and Guatemala in order to cover immigration, the Pope’s visit, and earthquakes. In addition, she has covered to cover ongoing life issues that face both Los Angeles and Mexico City. She is also very active on behalf of the station in many community events.
Jovana Lara ABC7
Lara works with ABC7 where she works alongside fellow ABC7 reporters, anchors, and meteorologists such as:
- Josh Haskell
- Rob Hayes
- Jade Hernandez
- Brandi Hitt
- Leticia Juarez
- Dave Kunz
- Ellen Leyva
- Leslie Lopez
- Ashley Mackey
- Rob McMillan
- Veronica Miracle
- Brianna Ruffalo
- Curt Sandoval
- Karl Schmid
- Leo Stallworth
- Coleen Sullivan
- Leanne Suter
Jovana Lara Net Worth
In Lara’s career as an Anchor/Reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Jovana Lara Salary
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Jovana Lara Parents and Siblings
Lara was born and raised in Glendale to her loving and caring parents, Bonifacio Lara, her father, and mother whom she shares no more information about but loves greatly. Her parents happen to be immigrants from Cuba who migrated to the States when Lara was very young. additionally, she grew up alongside her elder sister who is named Isabella who unfortunately died in the year 2006 from breast cancer.
Jovana Lara Husband/ Spouse
Previously, she was in a marriage with her husband, Dr. Randy Brooks. The duo met when he was about 26 years old when she had gone to visit the high hospital. she states that it was Randy’s smile that captured her attraction most. She best describes him on her Instagram account where she has posted pictures of them together with their children. Randy, unfortunately, passed on on the 23rd of January 2022, when asleep, after a long battle with cancer. Lara states that for the thirty years they had been together, he was her person and friend. She states that Randy never wanted to disturb anyone with his illness and was brave, strong, and optimistic, always smiling till the very end.
Jovana Lara Kids
Together, the duo counts it a blessing to have two children whom they greatly love. Their first-born daughter, Alex Brooks, is about 17 years old while their second-born, son, Hunter Brooks, is around 12 years old. She however shares no more information in regards to her children but posts photos of them on Instagram.
Jovana Lara Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 1,000 followers, around 24,000 followers on her Facebook page, and about 1,000 followers on her Instagram account.