Anne State is a three-time Emmy winner who joined FOX6 in October 2010.
Prior to FOX6, Anne was an anchor/reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago, where she co-anchored extensive live coverage of and the arrest and impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the election of President Barack Obama. Shortly after arriving to town, Michigan Avenue Magazine wrote, "She's only been in Chicago since April, but we must admit, she fascinates us... she has energy that leaps off the screen." Anne was recently nominated for an Emmy for her anchoring work at WBBM.
A native of California, Anne spent 5 years at NBC 7/39 in San Diego before coming to Chicago. She co-anchored various afternoon and evening shows during her tenure there, and also reported. As a reporter, Anne frequently covered crime, courts and military deployments of sailors and Marines. She was on the front lines of the San Diego Wildfires in 2003 and 2007. Anne was awarded 3 Emmy's for her work in San Diego and was named "One of the 50 People to Watch" by San Diego Magazine.
Aside from her time in San Diego, Anne has spent most of her career in the Midwest. She worked at KMOV in St. Louis and KCCI in Des Moines, where she co-anchored briefly with fellow Fox 6 colleague, Bryan Polcyn. Anne has a Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While in Champaign, she and a friend drove north to visit Wisconsin. It was the first of many vacations here, and she is thrilled to now call Milwaukee home.
On a personal note, Anne has dual Irish and American citizenship. Thanks to her Irish passport, she was able to work in the U.K. and Australia. In the early to mid 1990s, she worked as a secretary in London and Sydney, including a brief temporary job at NBC Sports in London. She also backpacked solo around the world, in countries such as Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Nepal and India. While in Nepal, she hiked the Himalaya. (That's where she discovered she really wasn't in good shape!)