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 known for her appearances on the NBC4 weekday morning news. and “Today In LA” entertainment program. She is also known for her philanthropic work.
How rich is she right now? Shanna Mendiola net worth
As of the beginning of 2020, Shanna Mendiola’s net worth is more than $200,000 earned from her successful involvement in the news industry as a television personality and weather forecaster, who worked 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 in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, thus belongs to the mixed ethnic group. The names of her parents have not yet been revealed to the public and it is unknown whether 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 on 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 job and over time she became interested in weather forecasting as she was fascinated by the legendary American weatherman Al Smoker. After taking her matriculation exam, she enrolled at San Francisco State University, where she graduated a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television. Shanna went on to earn her meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.
After graduating from college, Shanna Mendiola shifted her focus to weather forecasting, so she began her professional career in the field of journalism as a meteorologist, starting with her internship, then landing 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 in the position of news anchor and meteorologist for the network’s local morning news and entertainment program entitled “Today In LA”. has to do research for her weather reports, so Shanna is clearly dedicated to her job.
She stands out as an interesting meteorologist as 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”, sharing the award with her peers. 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 recognized for her philanthropic work. In 2013, she participated in the benefit competition as a participant “Dancing with the Anchors”. After winning, she donated the $7,000 prize to the Anchor Center For Blind Children. She provided relief to the Philippine community after the super typhoon “Haiyan” in 2013, and as a survivor of a health scare involving 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 charitable organizations in the Southern California area, supporting visually impaired children. She also supports those students who want to pursue professional careers as a weather forecaster. 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 well-known 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 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 is in a romantic relationship with television host Brian Tong – they were recently spotted at the ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ attraction at 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 as a huge foodie and is eager to try herself as a food critic. Her favorite meal is sushi, but also says she cooks spaghetti very well.