Nefertiti Jáquez joined NBC10 in January 2013. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, she was with NBC affiliate KPRC 2 in Houston, Texas, where she had been a reporter and fill-in anchor since 2010.
Jáquez is an Emmy-nominated journalist 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.
Jáquez, a native of Rhode Island, is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She 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 chosen to participate in the prestigious Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internship Program. It was through the program that she worked at WJAR in Rhode Island, where she realized she had a passion for television news. She currently lives in the Philadelphia area.