Who is Catherine Anaya?
Catherine Anaya is a philanthropic and charismatic woman who has a name and face many in the Phoenix area recognize. Anaya graduated from USC with a degree in Communications, in pursuit of a career in broadcast journalism. She anchored TV News in Texas, Indiana, Phoenix and Los Angeles before returning to Phoenix in 2003 and anchoring CBS 5 News weekday evenings for the last 12 1/2 years. In addition to a fabulous career, Anaya is married to her prince charming and is the proud mother of two amazing children, one of whom is about to become a third generation USC Trojan. She also founded a charitable group called The Sisterhood of Super Women, because she believes in women empowering each other and together, using their philanthropic hearts, to help give smaller charities a bigger platform. Anaya is also a spin instructor because “there’s nothing more intoxicating than the endorphin rush of a sweaty, party on a bike!”
What’s new for Catherine Anaya?
Anaya just left her TV News career after 25+ years to spend more time with her family. This news shocked and saddened viewers, but Anaya’s decision to pursue her own business and put her family first has inspired many. By launching her own media company, 4Hearts Media, she can continue doing the work in the community she loves (video storytelling, speaking, emceeing, hosting, writing and blogging) while having the flexibility to be present for her family. It’s the little things, such as cooking family dinners and attending her son’s baseball games.
What makes Catherine Anaya fabulous?
When we asked Anaya what she thinks makes a person fabulous, she said, “Confidence, compassion, passion, kindness, generosity, living a purpose driven life and recognizing that it’s not what you have in life but who you have in life that matters most.” We strongly feel Anaya possesses all of these qualities and more. She is a business woman many look up to, a philanthropist who people are grateful for, an inspiration to friends and a mother who would do anything for her children.
Catherine Anaya’s favorite quote?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi
For more information about Catherine Anaya and to follow her new journey, visit catherineanaya.com.
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