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Adrienne Bankert Bio

I desire to change the face of television. There are people out there who up until now wouldn’t or couldn’t talk about their life or knowledge. There are stories yet to be told – or that can be told in a new way and I am eager to share them.”

Adrienne Bankert has an extraordinary ability to genuinely connect upon first meeting. Most people’s impression is that they feel like they’ve known her for years.

The oldest of 7 children, she is a natural onscreen. A self-professed “foodie”, with a passion for cooking, she is even hungrier for a career in television. Her drive led her down a path of interning, freelance work and red carpet crashing after hosting two college talk shows at the University of Southern California.

In 2004 she was hired for her first ‘news job’ at the # 1 station in Sacramento. She worked her way up from traffic anchor, to general assignment reporting and quickly rose to the position of anchor for the morning and noon news programs.

She has worked every shift, most recently as evening news anchor at 5, 6 and 11 pm. She anchors the weekday 4:30 am newscast, 5 AM, and 7 to 9 am news and hosts a monthly magazine program “Common Ground”. All air throughout Northern California on the NBC station KCRA and sister station KQCA My58.

When Adrienne is not painting, drawing, or working out, she is pouring her heart and soul into mentoring youth and women and is actively involved in community service projects, to help others realize their dreams.