Multimedia journalist Veronica Ortega was born and raised in Chicago. Her love for storytelling led her to DePaul University where she earned a bachelor's degree in history and a Master's Degree in Journalism. While in school, she was an intern at WGN-TV and also interned at WTTW on the Emmy Award winning show “Check Please!”
Before coming to WSBT 22 News, Veronica worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Lincoln, Nebraska where she earned a first place AP Award for "Gigi's Story".
Veronica loves to read. In her opinion, the Harry Potter series is the best of all time. In her spare time, she likes to go to the movies, binge watch TV shows on Netflix, go to White Sox games with her family, and spend time with her two dogs, Ozzie and Jingles.