Anita Padilla Biography
Anita Padilla is a Hispanic-American television journalist. She is famously known as an anchor/reporter. She also works on stories that impact the lives of Chicagoans. Anita is the recipient of two Emmys. Padilla was born in Waukegan, Il a far northwestern suburb of metropolitan Chicago. She later moved to the Quad Cities, Orlando, Florida and New York City, NY. She currently works for Fox Chicago.
Anita Padilla Age
She was born on 6 February, in Villa Park, Illinois, United States. Her exact birth year is unknown.
Anita Padilla Education
She has attended the following institutions:
- Columbia College Chicago, B.A. Broadcast Journalism
- The University of Wisconsin, Madison, General Studies
- Madison Area Technical College, General Studies
Anita Padilla Spouse|Kids
She was married to Tom on 14 August 1996 in Matangi Island, Fiji. Tom was a police officer, back in Florida around the ’90s. He was a divorced man back then with a son, Ryan, from his first marriage. They also welcomed their son Seth after their marriage. The couple is living a joyous married life with their two sons Ryan and Seth.
Anita Padilla Career
Her first reporting work was as an intern for Bill Kurtis at WBBM-TV. She went on to work in radio as an anchor and at Shadow traffic as a traffic editor. Anita worked at WFTV in Orlando, Florida. She also helped to run a news bureau. She earned her first of two career Emmy Awards in 1995. This was after breaking news coverage of an armed robbery and carjacking in Orlando by a murderer. She earned a second Emmy in 2000. This was for her role in a New Year’s Eve Millennium celebration piece while at WMAQ Channel 5 in Chicago. She continues to report on many high-profile stories in Chicago.
She had exclusive interviews with Betty Loren-Maltese. It was on the day of her racketeering conviction and again when she was sentenced to eight years in federal prison. She reported on former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan’s battle with cancer, the unexpected loss of his young daughter and his wife’s heart attack. In 2013 she was the Northwestern College commencement speaker. “Anita Padilla will bring a flair of excitement as our 2013 commencement speaker,” commented President Schumacher. “She’s a local success story having grown up in the Chicago suburbs, and we have no doubt that she will inspire our graduates as they celebrate their own personal accomplishments.”
Anita Padilla Net Worth
Her net worth is still under review.
Anita Padilla Awards
She has also received several awards:
- Federal Gov.t Combined Law Enforcement Community Service Award
- AP Best Feature 2nd Place
- Emmy awards 1995 and 2000