Anna Canzano joined KOIN in January 2017 to co-anchor the weekend newscasts at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm.
She was born in Taiwan and emigrated to the United States with her family when she was two 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 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 a non-profit that supports local kids in the arts, education and athletics.
Anna has been recognized as one of the best broadcast journalists in the region.
Her list of awards includes:
- Oregon Association of Broadcasters Best Investigative Reporting 2014
- Best News Series – Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2013
- Emmy Award winner – 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 winner – Human Interest News Series 2008
- 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
- Emmy award nominee 16 times (1999-present)