Shanna Mendiola is an evening Weather Anchor on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News. You can also see her on occasion weekday mornings on Good Day Colorado, Daybreak and Colorado’s Everyday Show.
Not limited to bringing forecasts and monitoring Colorado’s ever changing weather from the studio, Shanna delivers weather reports from the field in snow storms and floods, and has chased tornadoes during severe weather season along the Eastern Plains.
Aside from the weather, Shanna’s passions include making a difference in her community. When Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November of 2013, she helped raise $20,000 for disaster relief along with the Filipino American Community of Colorado. In that same month, she won the “Dancing With The Anchors” competition, Denver’s version of “Dancing With The Stars” between local TV Anchors. She took home the mirror ball trophy not only by her winning performance, but also by raising over $7,000 for the Anchor Center for Blind Children, a non-profit organization that provides early intervention for vision impaired children in Colorado. Shanna also emcees the yearly Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and Dumb Friends League Telethon. She also regularly visits elementary school classrooms getting students excited about the weather.
Her start in television was in San Francisco at KGO/ABC7-TV. After a few years there, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to take an opportunity to be the Weekend Weather Anchor and Reporter at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon. After three years, she made the move to Colorado to become the weekend weather anchor for KDVR.
Shanna is a graduate of San Francisco State University and Mississippi State University where she got her Meteorology Certification. She is a National Board Member for the Asian American Journalist Association, and is a member of the National Weather Association, and the American Meteorological Society.
Along with a passion for science and technology, Shanna has an unmistaken love for food and enjoys the culture it showcases. She’s also an avid sports fan. A Bay Area girl at heart, she admits it’s hard not to be a Broncos fan in Bronco Country.