Angelica Thornton

Anchor

Angelica Thornton
Angelica Thornton
Anchor
Angelica Thornton co-anchors KATU First News at 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in addition to reporting for the station as a KATU Problem Solver. Prior to joining KATU, Angelica worked as a reporter for WCVB in Boston, where she covered news and was a feature reporter for the weekly sports show, Patriots All Access.

Angelica spent three years as a news anchor and reporter for WFXT in Boston from 2003-2006. In addition to her duties as a weekend morning anchor for the station, she reported live from the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the Super Bowl, the Red Sox's memorable run to The 2004 World Series and the historic gay marriage vote in Massachusetts.

From 1999-2003, Angelica was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WNCN in Raleigh, NC. While in North Carolina, she covered everything from the opening of the tobacco markets to several major hurricanes, including Hurricane Floyd, the Category 4 storm that slammed into the Eastern Seaboard in 1999. Angelica also reported live from North Carolina's military bases during the start of the Iraq War.

Angelica began her career in Missoula, Montana as an anchor and reporter at KECI, and she is excited to be back in the Northwest!

Angelica is a 1996 graduate of Emerson College in Boston. She lives in Portland with her husband Bill, a political science professor at the University of Portland.

Recent stories by Angelica Thornton

Local 'Love Letters and Lies from Khe Sanh' 'Love Letters and Lies from Khe Sanh' (Video)
People all over America will be thanking veterans for their service and sacrifice this Veterans Day. Ed Rothery, of Beaverton, is one of those heroes
Home A water balloon life hack that's a bust A water balloon life hack that's a bust (Video)
Life hacks are meant to make your life easier, but the goal of this one is to get messier: We wanted to make the perfect water balloon.
Home Chill out with this life hack Chill out with this life hack (Video)
With warm temperatures now here we thought it would be timely to put this life hack to the test -- quickly chilling a warm can of Coke and getting it down to 41 degrees, which is a good drinking temperature.
Home Letting the hot air out of this car cool-down life hack Letting the hot air out of this car cool-down life hack (Video)
If you park your car in the sun on a hot day, it will be sizzling. You can jump in and crank up the air conditioning to cool it down. But we tested a life hack that sounded good and was supposed to cool the car down before you get in.
Home Life Hack: Getting rid of tarnish on silver Life Hack: Getting rid of tarnish on silver (Video)
We tried a life hack to get rid of the tarnish on silver using things you probably already have in your pantry. You might have heard of this method, and we wanted to see if it really worked.
Home Life Hack: Coiling cords Life Hack: Coiling cords (Video)
If you’ve ever struggled with coiling up a cord or cable, this life hack is for you. We’ve turned to an expert – KATU’s engineer Mark Sutton has been coiling cords in the TV business for 42 years.
Home Life Hacks: Fixing a sticky situation Life Hacks: Fixing a sticky situation (Video)
You buy something, and it has a sticker on it. What's the easiest way to get that off without damaging your new purchase? We tried a couple of tricks to get rid of the gunk.
Home Lifehack: Folding fitted sheets Lifehack: Folding fitted sheets (Video)
It's one of the most frustrating chores at home: folding the dreaded fitted sheet. If you don't do it right, the linen closet is a disaster. But it doesn't have to be a big mystery. We found a lifehack, a trick, to make it much easier.
Home Lifehack: Keep yourself drip free while enjoying popsicles Lifehack: Keep yourself drip free while enjoying popsicles (Video)
Brian Wood and Angelica Thornton have a few tricks to keep your popsicle on its stick and off your clothes, arms or the floor. Plus, Dave Salesky hands out a couple of coolers worth of popsicles to some happy kids.
Home Lifehacks: Shucking corn stinks Lifehacks: Shucking corn stinks (Video)
No matter how hard you try to shuck corn without making a mess, corn silk threads get all over the place. So we wanted to try this lifehack to make it easier.
Home Lifehacks: Clean that microwave with 'lemon steam' Lifehacks: Clean that microwave with 'lemon steam' (Video)
Here is a lifehack we heard about: Take a microwave-safe bowl, put a cup or two of water in it and add some lemon juice, or even part of fresh cut lemon. Bring that to a boil in the microwave and …
Home Turkey tip: Thaw a turkey in hours, not days Turkey tip: Thaw a turkey in hours, not days (Video)
If you haven't taken that turkey out of the freezer yet, you are already waaaaay behind. So KATU's Angelica Thornton and Brian Wood tried a hack that could have you feasting on a bird tomorrow that is still frozen today.