Deirnesa Jefferson is a native Floridian and a University of Central Florida alumna. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in legal studies. During her time at UCF she worked as a multimedia journalist for Knightly News, the campus newscast for the University of Central Florida.
After graduation she started her journalism career in radio and landed her first job as a part time reporter for News 96.5 WDBO in Orlando, Fl. During her time at WDBO she covered the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Hurricane Irma, criminal justice reform and breaking news stories that impacted the community.
When she is not working on a story, Deirnesa likes to spend time with her family, travel and write posts for her fashion blog.
Deirnesa is excited to join the team at CBS 4 and is looking forward to getting to know the community.