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

KATU Investigators Anna Canzano’s investigative stories on the death Kylie Hornych Anna Canzano’s investigative stories on the death Kylie Hornych
Case reopened: Investigators will look again at man who killed girl with car
Prosecutors say a case against a man who lost control of his car after suffering a diabetic episode and hit an 11-year-old girl, killing her, is being reopened after a KATU News investigation made them aware of additional details about the driver
KATU Investigators Prison officials backpedal on inmate Xbox program Prison officials backpedal on inmate Xbox program (Video)
Just 24 hours after KATU reported that some Oregon inmates will soon be playing Xbox video games behind bars, state prison officials are admitting "miscommunications" within the Oregon Department of Corrections and the prisons it oversees.
KATU Investigators Prison perks: Xbox behind bars Prison perks: Xbox behind bars (Video)
KATU's On Your Side Investigators already showed you how Oregon prisoners get satellite TV channels behind bars. Now, the investigative team has obtained documents revealing the 56 video games inmates at the Oregon State Correctional Institution will be able to rent.
KATU Investigators Dam shame: KATU investigation finds major issues with Oregon's dams Dam shame: KATU investigation finds major issues with Oregon's dams (Video)
Months of research by the On Your Side Investigators found that Oregon’s dams, which are owned by a messy web of federal, state and private concerns, often lack resources for inspection and maintenance and that some of the state’s most dangerous dams lack an emergency plan in case of catastrophic failure.
KATU Investigators Behind the Badge - Bizarre cases end law enforcement careers Behind the Badge - Bizarre cases end law enforcement careers (Video)
They're the people we entrust to protect us and serve us, but what happens when they're the ones caught breaking the law? Whose job is it to police corrupt cops? On Your Side Investigator Anna Canzano goes behind the badge and uncovers the bizarre cases that have ended careers.
KATU Investigators Is it a playground or a prison yard? Is it a playground or a prison yard? (Video)
Is it a playground or a prison yard? On Your Side Investigator Anna Canzano examines what's happening at recess and why kids say they can't always count on the grown-ups to help.
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?