(WWLP) - Anaridis Rodriguez began reporting for the 22News team in August of 2011.
She was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 12. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from Rhode Island College and recently graduated from Emerson College with a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in college, Anaridis was a co-host and a student panelist at the gubernatorial debate held at Emerson College before Gov. Deval Patrick won a second term. She was also awarded two AP Awards for her coverage of the “One Nation March” in Washington, DC. While living in Boston, she reported on the South End/Lower Roxbury area and contributed articles to the Globe’s website, “Your Town." Her published articles ranged from stories about rehabilitating Roxbury gang members to preservation of the arts.
Although Anaridis loves local news reporting, she also enjoys covering sports and entertainment. In the past year, she covered the 83rd annual Academy Awards and the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby & Oaks races.
When she’s not running around western Massachusetts working on the day’s stories, she loves to cook for her family and friends, watch the Patriots play, and enjoy summers in Boston.