Anica Padilla is the Social Media Manager at CBS4. Anica graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in broadcast engineering and has over 15 years of experience in broadcast and digital news in the Denver market. Anica has worked as a master control operator, a newscast producer, a digital content producer and an on-air presenter (and a few other things in between.) Anica loves covering breaking news and sharing stories by creating graphics, videos and live content specifically for digital platforms.
Anica studied the Leadership Challenge and served as a Leadership Champion at KMGH for two years, which required facilitating quarterly training sessions for all employees. She also coached a Destination Imagination team of middle school students for three years, which she said was much more challenging.
Just The Facts
Year hired: 2017
Alma Mater: University of Colorado-Boulder
Hometown: The Bay Area and East Bay in California
Dream job: Social Media Manager
Role model: Tina Fey
Star sign: Leo
First TV appearance: Weekend entertainment segment on KMGH-TV (Denver)
First story: A review of ‘Whales: Giants of the Deep’ at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Hobbies: Roller coasters, true crime podcasts and scary movies. Riding my e-bike. (No regular bikes. I don’t like hills.) Snowboarding, wakeboarding, paddle boarding. (No skateboarding. I just can’t.)
Why I am journalist: I love learning people’s stories and sharing their lessons.
Favorite food: Carnival/county fair food
Number of siblings: I have an amazing older sister who was a school teacher and is now a nurse
Favorite vacation spot: San Francisco
What one word best describes CBS4: Conscientious
Least favorite household chore: Cleaning the chicken coop
Favorite word: Vainglorious
Least favorite word: Irregardless
What’s your favorite music? Broadway
What keeps you in Colorado? CBS4, and a daughter at CSU!
What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken? Becoming a parent – STILL SCARY!
Who would play you in a movie? Tina Fey with a perm