SAN ANTONIO - Jozannah Quintanilla is a 13 year veteran of television broadcasting. After anchoring and reporting from South to Central Texas she is proud to call San Antonio home. You may recognize Jozannah because she has been reporting in the market for the last 5 years.
“I’m so proud to be part of such a credible and highly respected news team,” said Jozannah. “I’m thrilled to be reporting for the San Antonio community on the 5, 6 and 6:30 newscasts.”
A native Texan, Jozannah was born and raised in the small town of Kingsville just south of Corpus Christi.
“I grew up watching the news with my dad, and every time a reporter would be live with big news he would tell me, ‘That’s going to be you one day.’ I never doubted I would do just that. I was born to perform for an audience and started acting in major theatre productions at the university at the age of 12.
“Everyone told me it was going to be a tough business… It reality hit when I was first sent to cover violence across the border. I knew it was the job for me when I began doing stories that were making a difference in people’s lives,” Jozannah replied.
Jozannah was one of the first reporters on the scene of the South Padre Island Bridge Collapse just before 9/11. When she anchored and reported in the Waco-Killeen-Temple market she was one of the first to report on the Fort Hood deployments at the start of the war on terrorism.
“I’ll never forget the men and women who left their families behind to go to war and will always do my best in reporting the stories on our military heroes,” Jozannah expressed.
Jozannah anchored and reported in Corpus Christi for several years and then moved to San Antonio as a news reporter.
“I knew immediately San Antonio would be my permanent home because of all the wonderful people,” Jozannah said.
Among her most memorable stories, Jozannah will never forget her interview with Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton. She remembers the excitement from covering President George H.W. Bush’s visit to Crawford. But perhaps the time she felt 100% pure adrenaline was being in the middle of Hurricane Ike.
Jozannah is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she earned her degree in Communications/Radio/TV.