Nefertiti Jáquez joined NBC10 as a reporter in January 2013. Most recently, she was with NBC affiliate KPRC 2 in Houston, Texas, where was a reporter and fill-in anchor since 2010.
Jáquez is an Emmy-nominated reporter with a reputation for landing exclusive interviews. During her time at KPRC, she had the only interview of Uriel Landeros, the man charged with the notorious 2012 vandalizing of a Picasso painting. She interviewed the sister of the Navy Seal Commander who led the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, and was the only reporter allowed to train with both FBI and Homeland Security Special Response Teams as they practiced anti-terrorism, drug smuggling, and human trafficking drills.
From 2004 to 2007, Jáquez was with CBS affiliate WFOR in Miami, Florida, as a general assignment reporter. She later reported for WTFX in Philadelphia from 2007 to 2009.
Originally from Rhode Island, Jáquez studied at Brown University in Providence, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American politics and public policy with an independent study in journalism. During college, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internship Program, where she worked at WJAR in Rhode Island. Her experience at WJAR sparked her passion for television news. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and lives in the Philadelphia area.