Who is Shanna Mendiola?
Born on October 27, 1984, under the sign of Scorpio, in California, USA, Shanna Mendiola 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 LA” She is also known for her philanthropic work.
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How rich is she now? Shanna Mendiola Net worth
As of early 2020, Shanna Mendiola’s net worth is over $200,000, earned through her successful involvement in the news industry as a television personality and weather forecaster, working for one of the leading journalism companies.
Youth, 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 in the western Visayas region of the Philippines, so belongs to the mixed ethnic group. Her parents’ names have not yet been released to the public and it is unknown whether she has any siblings or not. Shanna holds both American and Filipino nationality.
Early interests and educational background
Shanna developed her love of 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, but Shanna didn’t want that work, and over time she became interested in weather forecasting because she was fascinated by the legendary American weatherman Al Roker. After graduating, she enrolled at San Francisco State University, graduating with: a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television. Shanna then received her Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University.
After graduation, Shanna Mendiola shifted her focus to weather forecasting, so she started her professional career in journalism as a meteorologist, starting with her internship, after which she got a job as a full-time employee. She worked for networks like KDVR, KGO-TV, KWGN, and KTVZ-TV, which allowed her to live in several places, including San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle, Oregon.
Rise to Fame and NBC4
Shanna Mendiola rose to prominence in 2014, when she joined the NBC4 network (aka KNBC), owned by the National Broadcasting Company and based in Southern California.
She works there as a news anchor and meteorologist for the network’s local morning news and entertainment program entitled “Today In LA”. Since the program airs from 4 to 7 a.m., her workday usually starts at 2 a.m. as she has to do research for her weather reports, so Shanna is clearly dedicated to her job.
She stands out as an interesting meteorologist because she often uses modern and interesting technological devices during her reports.
For example, she uses NBC Washington’s exclusive ‘StormRanger 4’ mobile radar truck and a mobile weather station called ‘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”, and shared the award with her colleagues. In addition, Shanna is a member of professional organizations such as the Association of Asian American Journalists, the National Weather Association, and the American Meteorological Society.
Shanna Mendiola is also known for her philanthropic work. In 2013, she participated as a participant in the benefit competition “Dancing with the Anchors”. After winning it, she donated the $7,000 prize to the Anchor Center For Blind Children. She helped the Philippine community after the super typhoon ‘Haiyan’ in 2013, and as a survivor of a health scare with a blood clot, Shanna is now raising awareness about the risks, symptoms and prevention of blood clots, even participating in the TODAY Show’s ‘Run for Today’ event in 2015.
She also volunteers with several charities in Southern California and supports visually impaired children. She also supports those students who wish to pursue a professional career as weather forecasters. In addition, she can be seen at annual events such as the Dumb Friends League Telethon and the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.
Appearance and vital statistics
As for her appearance, the famous weather forecaster has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her body type is slim, but information about her vital stats, bra, dress and shoe size is not available.
Personal life: is she single or not?
Shanna Mendiola is a very private person. She tends to keep her love life far from the public eye. However, there were some rumors that she would be in a romantic relationship with television host Brian Tong – they were recently spotted at the ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ attraction, located in Disneyland Park, but they have not confirmed anything. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Interests and hobbies
In her spare time, Shanna likes to travel the world with her family members. Shanna is also known to be a huge foodie and would love to try herself as a food critic. Her favorite meal is Sushi, but she also says she cooks spaghetti very well.
- 1 Who is Shanna Mendiola?
- 2 How rich is she now? Shanna Mendiola Net worth
- 3 Youth, family, nationality, ethnicity
- 4 Early interests and educational background
- 5 Career Start
- 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