Jessica Aguirre is an evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News and an Emmy award-winning journalist for over 20 years. She is also the co-host of NBC Bay Area’s Race in America: The Conversation alongside Marcus Washington. The show explores racial equity and social injustice and attempts to bridge the divide between backgrounds and generations. Most recently, Jessica was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for twenty-five years of excellence in television journalism. As the daughter of immigrant parents, Jessica is fluent in Spanish, and deeply involved in organizations that promote literacy and help stem the Latino achievement gap, including The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Jessica can also be found at many community events in the East Bay, where she lends her voice to a variety of local causes.