Jiovanni Lieggi
Jiovanni Lieggi started reporting for ABC13 in July of 2023.

He has worked as a reporter for several years and has traveled the country covering national stories.

Prior to joining the Eyewitness News team in Houston, he was based in Sacramento, California, as a multimedia reporter for a major cable network. Some of the stories he covered during his time working with the network include the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the trial of Alex Murdaugh, the trial of Kim Potter, Hurricane Ida, the attack on former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi, deadly California wildfires including the Caldor and Dixie, multiple mass shootings, border issues, and the 2022 midterm elections.

Previously he worked in Lafayette, Louisiana as a reporter. While in Lafayette, he covered several major hurricanes during the 2020 hurricane season, deadly tornadoes, and the Seacor Power disaster. Prior to working in Lafayette, he worked in his hometown in Youngstown, Ohio.

Jiovanni graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He then got a master's in forensic psychology from Arizona State University. He is currently finishing a law program through Arizona State University with an emphasis in criminal and business law.

In his spare time, Jiovanni enjoys lifting, going to the movies, and everything outdoors. He has a goal to visit every national park in the country before turning 30. He said he's excited to be living back in the south in a place that feels like home.

Jiovanni's Stories
Montrose residents on driverless taxis tying up traffic: 'Something out of a cartoon'
Houston is not the only one seeing these issues. Other cities where the cars are tested have reported similar incidents. Residents said the cars should still be tested with a safety driver until issues are fixed.
Beyoncé's Houston concert draws fans from around the world
BeyHive fans from across the globe are buzzing to see Beyoncé perform in her hometown this weekend!
Harris Co. inmate accused of raping teen eligible for release after prosecutors miss deadline
As Eyewitness News gathered facts about what led to a man's bond going from $75,000 to just $1, a rape victim's family is fearing his likely release from jail.
2 La Porte police employees under investigation for alleged involvement in gruesome double murder
ABC13 obtained search warrants detailing how a suspect allegedly roped in two members of a police department for roles in the gruesome double killings he's accused of committing.
Liberty County deputies searching for missing woman after blood evidence found in her home
A suspicious blood stain and a butcher knife that appeared to have blood wiped off were among the things found in the search for a missing woman.
Father expected to survive after stabbing attack allegedly by his son, Fort Bend Co. deputies say
The father is expected to survive after authorities say his own son attacked him Friday night at their home.
League City house party turns violent, leading to 4 teenagers' arrests, injuries to 3 others
An event meant for celebration turned into an ugly night of violence, and police said four young people - two 17-year-olds and two 16-year-olds - face felony counts.
Suspected hit-and-run driver arrested after chase ends in southeast Houston, HPD says
An HPD officer was at the right place at the right time while witnessing a hit-and-run crash, prompting a chase that ended in another crash on the South Loop near Cullen.
Suspect with 11-year-old in car led League City PD on chase that ended in Houston area, police say
Police said the chase started on FM 646 and then went north into Houston's south side, where HPD performed a pit maneuver to stop the suspect.
2 dead following fatal crash near Beltway 8 Frontage Rd after driver runs red light, police say
According to police, a silver sedan reportedly ran a red light and crashed into a truck, causing one backseat passenger to be ejected and another to collapse near Crenshaw Road.