Vinessa Swelter is a field reporter for Coast City News 6 (CCN 6) based in California. Like everyone else, Swelter was smitten with the new Green Lantern; Guy Gardner. After covering a construction site accident, Swelter received a signed autograph with Guy's phone number on it. She soon boarded a news helicopter to cover Professor Chilton's discovery of an ancient tomb at the Tegra Glacier. When the piece turned into a battle between Green Lanterns and Manhunters, Swelter seized the chance at getting transferred to the anchor desk by continuing to cover the fight despite the danger.