Rayvan Vares

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Rayvan Vares was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Communication. While attending SOU, he traveled across Asia and studied in Japan.  Rayvan loves hearing and reporting great stories. When he’s not reporting, Rayvan enjoys working out, dancing hula and traveling.  Feel free to email with story ideas, or if you just want to say “hi.”


Rayvan's most recent stories:

Donations for Camp Fire victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — There’s been an incredible amount of support from people wanting to help victims of the Camp Fire locally. Lucy Meiss and a few other volunteers from Southern Oregon drove down to Butte County on Thursday. The crew was organized by …

Homeless kids receive help from Merlin woman

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — A Merlin woman is taking matters into her own hands after learning about a family in need. Iris McFarland was browsing Facebook when she came across a post about a family living on the streets.  She eventually found …

Veterans honored at annual Veterans Day concert

MEDFORD, Ore. — Veterans, young and old, gathered in Medford on Sunday to celebrate all of those who have and continue serving in our armed services. Hundreds attended the free concert at Central Medford High school to commemorate the 100th anniversary of …

Coin drive set up for child burn victim

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just days after an apartment fire displaced six families and left at least one child with severe injuries, a local elementary school is stepping in to help. Five-year-old Olivia is a kindergartener at Orchard Hill Elementary School. Orchard Hill …