Anita Roman joined FOX 10 News in July of 2011 and is thrilled to be part of the FOX 10 Family.
Even though she was born and raised in Chicago, Phoenix captured Anita's heart when she came out for her first job in television news years ago!
Anita comes to Phoenix from the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas via the Midwest, where she anchored first the weekend newscasts, then the midday show in Springfield, IL.
Anita has reported on everything from Presidential visits to deadly tornadoes to crime and education. The Illinois Times named Anita "Best Journalist."
Anita was born and raised in Chicago. She is fluent in Polish and didn't speak English until she was three years old. She attended DePaul University in Chicago, where she got a real taste of big city news.
Anita interned for WLS-TV twice and for NBC Network News in Chicago. Anita ventured out west for her first job in television news, leaving behind her family and friends for a career she loves.
She worked for KTVK-TV in Phoenix before moving on to Yakima, WA to report and anchor.
Anita has an enormous passion for television journalism. She feels that every story covered is an opportunity to make a difference and to help someone. She loves getting out in the community and listening to the concerns of local residents.
During her time in Las Vegas, Anita reported on the O.J. Simpson arrest, the Monte Carlo fire and Hepatitis C Health scare, which affected thousands of residents there. She canvassed a North Las Vegas neighborhood with Hillary Clinton and reported live on the historic democratic debates held in the Valley.
She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and the Today Show.
When she's not working, Anita and her fiancé love to pamper and spoil their Chihuahua "Shorty." They also enjoy hiking all the local mountain ranges and taking advantage of the gorgeous weather here in the Valley. On warm nights they take their 1963 Cadillac Convertible for a spin or hop on one of their custom motorcycles for a ride up Camelback Mountain.
Anita is also an avid reader, shopper and is studying to be fluent in Spanish.
Testing will now be Tuesdays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until August 7 at South Mountain Community College, 7050 S. 24th St. in Phoenix.
A Phoenix non-profit gets much needed PPE from the city of Phoenix to help serve the homeless community.
Circle the City, a Phoenix non-profit that gives medical help to the homeless community, received a donation from the city of Phoenix for much-needed PPE.
2 people are dead following a shooting at a convenience store in Scottsdale.
Peoria police officer dead after crash at Liberty High School.
The Bush Fire burning northeast of the Valley has increased in size and is burning nearly 200,000 acres of land. Those who were evacuated were allowed to go back home over the weekend.
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According to information released by the Arizona State Forestry, the Aquila Fire has burned 897 acres of land as of June 24 and it is 5% contained. One primary structure and at least 10 outbuildings are confirmed lost.
Valley Metro is giving away free face masks at the light rail stop at 44th Street and Washington to help keep people safe during the pandemic.