Anita Padilla Biography
Anita Padilla is a Latina-American journalist who serves FOX 32 News as an anchor of Good Day Chicago. She joined the station in May 2007 and has served the station for more than 1 and a half decades. Previously, she served NBC Universal in Chicago as a weekend morning news anchor and reporter for more than a decade.
Anita Padilla Age
Padilla was born in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 6th of February every year. However, she has not yet revealed the year she was born. However, she might be in her 50’s.
Anita Padilla Height
Padilla stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Anita Padilla Family
Padilla has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Padilla has any siblings.
Anita Padilla Husband
Padilla is married to Tom since August 14, 1996. Her husband was a police officer, back in Florida around the ’90s. The couple is blessed with a son named Seth. Padilla says that she is lucky to have family in Chicago willing to jump in and help when she needs backup.
Anita Padilla Net Worth
Padilla has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a news anchor and reporter.
Anita Padilla Salary
Padilla earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Anita Padilla Career
Padilla serves FOX 32 News as an anchor of Good Day Chicago. She joined the station in May 2007 and has served the station for more than 1 and a half decades. Previously, she served NBC Universal in Chicago as a weekend morning news anchor and reporter for more than a decade.
Padilla says that the best part of her job is that every day is different and every day she meets new people who need their stories told. You might see her in the City of Chicago on a crime scene or fire. On other days Padilla is in the studio or in the suburbs where a home is struck by lightning and a family has been left homeless.
She is a journalist with a flair for storytelling. If you tune into Good Day Chicago Monday through Friday, you will discover Padilla winds up with some of the most interesting people in my reports. Some say that she is fearless because she will walk up to anyone in any neighborhood and strike up a conversation.
Padilla grew up in Waukegan, and the news was on every night. Her father is a news junkie and still is to this day. Padilla never imagined that one day, she too would become a member of the news media and have opportunities to work in Chicago, Orlando, New York City, and the Quad-Cities.
Over the years, she has covered some of the most amazing stories – some are of national importance while others focused on local events that were equally as important to the people of those communities. Some of her favorite stories include the Drew Peterson case (and all its twists and turns), and the political scandals in Illinois that ultimately cost governors and congressmen their jobs and sent them off to prison.
Padilla covered the election of Barack Obama even before he became America’s President and interviewed both Mayors Rudy Guiliani and Richard J. Daley. Padilla was there when TWA Flight 800 exploded off of Long Island and reported on the deaths of Tupac Shakur, Frank Sinatra, Biggie Smalls, and Dean Martin.
Further, she has unknowingly run onto an active scene where there are gunshots being fired and officers later lost their lives. Padilla has also covered the World Series wins of the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox and stood in the rain during hurricanes and tropical storms. Additionally, she has seen shark attack victims pulled from the water and told some of the most unbelievable crime stories in Florida.
Padilla has met and interviewed: Mariah Carey, Muhammad Ali, Halle Berry, Gladys Knight, Hillary Clinton, Minnie Driver, Shirley Jones, Mia Hamm, Buddy Guy, and Anita Baker just to name a few off the top of my head.
Anita Padilla FOX 32
Padilla is working at FOX 32 where she works alongside other famous FOX 32 anchors and reporters including;
- Scott Schneider
- Taylor Gleason
- Joanie Lum
- Dane Placko
- Mark Strehl
- Bill Zwecker
- Anthony Ponce
- Corey McPherrin
- Roseanne Tellez
- Sylvia Perez
- Terrence Lee
- Brittney Payton
- Elizabeth Matthews
- Kaitlin Cody
- Brittany Garzillo
- Jake Hamilton
- Dawn Hasbrouck
- Tia Ewing
- Natalie Bomke
- Bill Bellis
- Michelle Alegria
- Mike Caplan
- Lou Canellis