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A native of The Big Apple, Jada made her way to California two years ago to follow her dream of becoming an on-air reporter in the Golden State. Plus, living in Mid-City/Miracle Mile, with mountains and beaches so nearby, doesn’t hurt either!

Making her way through SoCal one restaurant at a time, Jada hosts Spectrum News 1’s weekly segment “Running on Empty.” Each week, Jada tries restaurants in the area and lets you know whether the food is really worth the traffic on the way there. We’re thinking Kogi, her favorite food truck, might make its way onto the show!

In her spare time, you can find Jada hiking, dancing, adventuring and trying to keep up with the latest TV shows. Her go-to: True Crime.