Concetta Callahan made her debut with Tucson News Now in October, 2012 as an anchor/reporter. She comes to Tucson from WHBF-TV in Rock Island, IL where she was a weekend anchor/photojournalist. Concetta couldn't be happier to be back in the South. A native Texan, she's missed the hot weather!
Her television career began on the Texas/Mexico border in Laredo, Texas where she worked for KGNS-TV as an anchor/reporter. It was there, Concetta got a chance to cross the border and give viewers a firsthand look at Mexico's escalated violence, reporting on some of the most dangerous drug cartels in the Gulf of Mexico, "Los Zetas" and the "Sinaloa Cartel" in Mexico's ongoing drug war.
Some of the most notable stories Concetta has covered have been President Obama's visit to Iowa City, Iowa during his re-election campaign, sitting down with Governor Mitt Romney, one-on-one, in Moline, Illinois during his campaign for president in 2010 and interviewing now Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, during her campaign for president in 2008. She also covered the impact of Hurricane Ike, as evacuees were brought to Laredo by the busloads.
Concetta was also recognized as the 2010/2011 Media Advocate of the Year by the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for her hard work and dedication to the growing Hispanic Community during her time in the Midwest.
Concetta has earned a B.A. in International Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio
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