James Torrez is a general assignment reporter for KTVU's "Mornings on 2."
James previously worked as a news reporter at WPEC (CBS) in West Palm Beach, FL. James was nominated for an EMMY award in 2020, after spending about 6 months covering Hurricane Dorian damage in the Bahamas He also closely followed the pursuit for felons voting rights. Prior to making the move to West Palm Beach, James worked at WTVC (ABC) in Chattanooga, TN as a reporter/anchor. In 2017, he was named Best TV News Reporter in the state of Tennessee by the Tennessee Associated Press.
A bilingual journalist, James is a West Palm Beach native, spending many days on a sunny beach. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications specializing in News. While at the University of Florida, James was Vice President of the Journalism & Communications Ambassadors Honor Society. He also studied abroad in Florence, Italy and won a professional Florida Associated Press award for a story on Italian overnight secret bakeries. When he’s not working, you’ll usually find James playing soccer, basketball, or volleyball, while throwing in a hike or two. Every Saturday in the fall, expect James to be watching and cheering on his beloved Florida Gators!
James loves telling a good story. He's excited to join the Bay Area to inform, educate, and make a difference in the community.
Contact James here: James.Torrez@FOX.com
As the No. 6 seed in the playoffs, the 49ers were unlikely to have a playoff game at home, which means fans hoping to stay faithful to the Bay would have to spend a pretty penny.
Some Oakland Unified students plan to stay home from school Tuesday if the school district does not comply with their COVID safety demands, according to a petition from students.
School leaders hoped closing schools last Friday and Monday would help reduce exposure and give those who were either sick or exposed to positive cases the appropriate amount of time to recover or be cleared from quarantine.
A mass testing site at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill is set up but all the appointments are booked as of Tuesday morning.
Since October, about 22 feet of snow fell onto the Tahoe/Sierra Mountain region, according to data by the Central Sierra Snow Lab at UC Berkeley. As weather conditions improve, the mayor of South Lake Tahoe is prepared to welcome travelers back to the region for snow season.
Heavenly, Pallisades and Northstar closed slopes on Monday because of blizzard conditions.
In Oakland, airport officials expect its busiest traveling day to be on Thursday and the day after Christmas for return flights.
A mother is dead and her three children, and their father, were hospitalized after Pittsburg police say they all may have been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.
Clean-up continued Tuesday morning to clear roadways of debris, boulders, and anything else blocking traffic. According to Santa Cruz County, the storm brought in 10 inches of rain and forced partial or full shut down of 11 roads.
As rain begins falling for most in the Bay Area, some parts of the North Bay began seeing showers Saturday night. But, experts say the North Bay is still exceptionally dry for this time of year.