- 1 Who is Shanna Mendiola?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Shanna Mendiola Net Worth
- 3 Childhood, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 4 Early Interests and Educational Background
- 5 Career Beginnings
- 6 Rise to Fame and NBC4
- 7 Philanthropic Work
- 8 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 9 Personal Life: Is She Single or Not?
- 10 Interests and Hobbies
Who is Shanna Mendiola?
Shanna Mendiola was born on 27 October 1984 under the sign of Scorpio, in California USA, and is a 35-year-old Filipino-American television personality and Emmy Award-winning meteorologist, probably best recognized for her appearances on the NBC4’s weekday morning news and entertainment program “Today In L.A.” She is also known for her philanthropic work.
How rich is she, as of now? Shanna Mendiola Net Worth
As of early 2020, Shanna Mendiola’s net worth is over $200,000, earned from her successful involvement in the news industry as a television personality and weather forecaster, working for one of the leading companies in the field of journalism.
Childhood, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
Shanna Mendiola spent her early years in California, where she was raised by an American father, and a Filipino mother who was born in Iloilo, a city located in the Western Visayas region in the Philippines, so belongs to the mixed ethnic group. The names of her parents haven’t been revealed to the public yet, and it’s unknown if she has any siblings or not. Shanna has both American and Filipino nationality.
Early Interests and Educational Background
Shanna developed her love for science very early, and her dream job was to become a scientist. Her mother, who worked as a nurse, wanted her to follow in her footsteps, however, Shanna didn’t want that work, and as time passed she became interested in weather forecasting since she was fascinated by the legendary American weather forecaster Al Roker. Upon matriculation, she enrolled into San Francisco State University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Radio and Television. Shanna then earned her Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University.
Following her graduation, Shanna Mendiola moved her focus to weather forecasting, so she started her professional career in the field of journalism as a meteorologist, beginning with her internship, thereafter landing a job as a full-time employee. She worked for such networks as KDVR, KGO-TV, KWGN, and KTVZ-TV, which gave her an opportunity to live in various places, including San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle, Oregon.
Rise to Fame and NBC4
Shanna Mendiola came to prominence in 2014, when she joined the NBC4 network (also known as KNBC), owned by the National Broadcasting Company and based in Southern California.
She works there in the position of a news anchor and meteorologist for the network’s local morning news and entertainment program entitled “Today In L.A.” Since the program is broadcast from 4 to 7 a.m., her day at work usually starts at 2 a.m., since she has to do research for her weather reports, so Shanna is obviously devoted to her job.
She’s distinguished herself as an interesting meteorologist as she often uses modern and interesting technological devices during her reports.
For instance, she uses NBC Washington’s exclusive ‘StormRanger 4’ mobile radar truck as well as a mobile weather station named ‘NBC4x4Caster’. Thanks to her hard work, Shanna Mendiola won the 2016 Emmy Award at the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for the program “El Niño: Currents Of Change”, sharing the award with her colleagues. Moreover, Shanna is a member of such professional organizations as the Association of Asian American Journalists, the National Weather Association, and the American Meteorological Society.
Shanna Mendiola is also recognized for her philanthropic work. In 2013, she participated as a contestant in the benefit competition “Dancing With The Anchors”. After winning it, she donated the prize of $7,000 to the Anchor Center For Blind Children. She provided help to the Filipino community after the super typhoon ‘Haiyan’ in 2013, and as a survivor of a health scare with a blood clot, Shanna now raises awareness about blood clot risks, symptoms, and prevention, even participating in the TODAY Show’s event ‘Run for Today’ back in 2015.
Furthermore, she is a volunteer in various charitable organizations in the Southern California area, supporting visually impaired children. She also supports those students who want to pursue professional careers as weather forecasters. Moreover, she can be seen at such annual events as the Dumb Friends League Telethon and the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Regarding her appearance, the renowned weather forecaster has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her body type is slim, but information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.
Personal Life: Is She Single or Not?
Shanna Mendiola is very private person. She tends to keep her love life far away from the eye of the public. However, there were some rumors that she is romantically involved in a relationship with television host Brian Tong – they were recently spotted at the attraction ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’, located at Disneyland Park, however, they haven’t confirmed anything. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Interests and Hobbies
In her spare time, Shanna enjoys traveling around the world alongside her family members. Shanna is also known as a huge foodie, and would like to try herself as a food critic. Her favorite meal is Sushi, but also says that she cooks spaghetti very well.