Anna Canzano

Anchor/Reporter

Anna Canzano
Anna Canzano
Anchor/Reporter
Anna Canzano anchors the weekend evening news for KATU. The shows at 5PM and 6PM Saturdays and Sundays are the most-watched weekend newscasts in the area. She also reports during the week as part of KATU's On Your Side investigative team.

Anna was born in Taiwan and came to the United States with her family when she was 2 years old. She grew up in northeast Portland and graduated from Parkrose High School. She spent much of her young life helping her mother clean rooms and manage their 28-unit motel, The Prestige Inn, on Sandy Boulevard.

Anna attended Pepperdine University on an academic scholarship and graduated with degrees in broadcast journalism and international business. While in southern California, she worked as a desk assistant with ABC NewsOne and as an intern at KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

She began her career at KATU as an intern, and returned in 1999 to begin reporting. She was promoted to weekend news anchor in 2003, and to the On Your Side Investigative Team in 2007.

Anna is co-founder of the Bald Faced Truth Foundation with her husband, Oregonian sports columnist John Canzano. The Bald Faced Truth Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit that supports local kids in the arts, education and athletics.

Anna also has a monthly series on KATU called "Canzano's Kids" where she features stories about local kids looking for adoptive families. | Click here to read more about the Canzano's Kids series and the adoption agency Anna is working with

Anna has been recognized as one of the best broadcast journalists in the region.

Her list of awards includes:

Best News Series - Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2013
Emmy Award - Crime Reporting 2012
Investigative Reporting Award - Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2012
Hard News Coverage 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2010
Hard News Coverage 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2009
Hard News Coverage 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2008
Emmy Award - Human Interest News Series 2008
14-time Emmy Award nominee (1999-present)
Investigative Reporting - Edward R. Murrow regional award 2007
News Writing 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2007
Investigative Reporting 1st place -- Oregon Associated Press 2006
Feature Series 1st place -- Oregon Associated Press 2006
News Writing 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2006
News Writing 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2005
Continuing Coverage – Edward R. Murrow regional award 2003
Feature Writing 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2002
Documentary 1st place – Oregon Associated Press 2002

Recent stories by Anna Canzano

Local State threatens to withhold funding for Portland Public Schools over class time
Oregon's deputy superintendent of public instruction, Rob Saxton, is threatening to withhold funding for Portland Public Schools if it doesn't take corrective action with regard to student class time. He's also warning that high school credits for students in the 2014-2015 could be invalidated.
KATU Investigators Checking up on your dentist: Are the instruments they use clean? Checking up on your dentist: Are the instruments they use clean?(Video)
On Your Side Investigator Anna Canzano exposes in this report how politicians are stripping away accountability for dentists who break the rules pertaining to the health and safety of patients. She dug deeper to learn why anyone would want to make it harder for patients to find out if their dentist has been caught breaking those rules?
Local Canzano's Kids: Celebrating success in 2013 Canzano's Kids: Celebrating success in 2013(Video)
Three of the stories we've done since January have resulted in kids getting adopted into families. Several other kids are in the process of having that happen. But some are still waiting for someone to pick them.