Anita Padilla Biography
Anita Padilla is a Latina-American news anchor and reporter working for Fox 32 News in Chicago, Illinois. She is a Good Day Chicago anchor since returning to Fox News in May 2007.
Anita Padilla Career
Padilla is a news anchor and reporter at Fox 32 News. 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 can easily 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 was 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 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. She has unknowingly run onto an active scene where there are gunshots being fired and officers later lost their lives. She 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.
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 Age
She was born in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 6th of February every year.
Anita Padilla Height
Padilla stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Anita Padilla Family
Padilla was born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. Growing up, she enjoyed watching the news although she never imagined she would one day become a member of the news media and had opportunities to work in Chicago, New York, Orlando, and the Quad-Cities. She states that her father is a news junkie and is still a news junkie to date. She, however, manages to keep more information regarding her parents and siblings away from the limelight. An update of this information will be out when available.
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 ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from his successful career as an anchor and reporter.
Anita Padilla Salary
Padilla earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.