No matter what the temperature is outside, Alondra Anaya will be basking in the sunshine of being an award-winning TV weather anchor.
Anaya, a 2014 Fontana High School graduate, was a member of a team from Telemundo 62 in the greater Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania that captured an Emmy Award in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter last month.
"Last night (Sept. 29) we won an Emmy for weather coverage and my heart is so full of love for the people who inspire me every day," Anaya said on Twitter.
Anaya was joined by a producer, anchor, and three reporters from Telemundo 62 in earning the Emmy for coverage of a winter storm in the category of Weather - News Single Story or Series.
"I am passionate about my career and happy to inform the Hispanic community in the tri-state area daily," said the youthful Anaya, who has been working at Telemundo 62 since March of last year. Her live forecasts are at 6 a.m. and noon.
"It’s so important to let viewers know what the weather will be like," she said on her station's website. "It’s my job to alert people so they can prepare and be safe each day."
She is now taking classes at Mississippi State University in order to become a certified meteorologist.
Previously, she was a weather anchor/reporter and fill-in-anchor/reporter for a year at TV stations in Chico, California.
She graduated from Cal State Chico with a bachelor’s degree in communication design and broadcasting.
"My heart is full of love for everyone who has believed in me. More than anything I am grateful to God because he has given me the opportunity to realize my dreams and fulfill my goals," she said on Facebook. "The most important thing for me is to show my parents that all their sacrifices have been worth it."