Jada Montemarano

Jada Montemarano currently works as a reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles, California. As a multimedia journalist, Jada researches, reports, shoots, and edits her own stories. Jada has proven that she can handle herself both behind the camera and in front.

She has reported on stories like the devastating Borderline Mass Shooting and the Woolsey Fire, while also covering lighter news like non-profit organizations that help the homeless. Jada also reports live from the field for “The Beat on 1,” Spectrum News’ live morning show from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. She has reported from places like the Malibu hills to the streets of Santa Monica.

Jada also hosts a weekly food segment called “Running on Empty.” Jada travels to restaurants around Southern California to see if they are worth the traffic.

While connecting to the audience through television, Jada also knows how important it is to connect through social media as well. Jada posts valuable news information as well as fun, personal content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube daily. She has grown her followers to the thousands and furthers interaction through conversations with viewers. Jada realizes how important it is to be present on all social media platforms in an informative and compelling manner.

Previously, Jada was the Live Center anchor, reporter, and fill-in anchor for 23ABC News KERO in Bakersfield, California. As the Live Center anchor, Jada covered breaking and trending news using social media.

As a reporter, Jada worked on feature and long-form stories. Management relied on Jada to tell pop culture topics in a compelling way for a news audience, as well as going in-depth on personal stories. Jada also was the 11 am newscast anchor and filled in as main anchor for the 23ABC News morning show when needed.

During her first month at the station, she also helped create the first and only food series in the market, "At The Table," where she traveled to different restaurants from popular spots to hidden gems.

Jada also has worked as a red carpet reporter in Los Angeles. During freelance opportunities she interviewed Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul, Nick Carter, Joey Fatone, Kendra Wilkinson, and many more.

Experience:

Spectrum News 1 Los Angeles, 2018

23ABC News KERO, 2017

Entertainment Tonight, 2016

MaximoTV, 2016

Red Carpet Report, 2016

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, 2015

WCVB-ABC Boston, 2015

NY1 News, 2014