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Victoria De Cardenas is the dedicated evening anchor at WGXA News. You can catch her on air every day at 10 p.m. on FOX24 and 11 p.m. on ABC16.
Victoria’s journey with the WGXA news team began in January 2018 when she joined as a Multimedia Journalist. Her commitment and talent quickly propelled her career forward. By the fall of 2018, she was promoted to the role of morning anchor, and by April 2020, she ascended to the esteemed position of evening anchor.
Passionate about sharing the stories of her community and providing crucial information to those around her, Victoria’s work has garnered recognition and awards. Notably, during her tenure at WGXA, she clinched the 2nd place for ‘Best Spot News Video’ at the GA APME Awards, specifically for her coverage of the “Red Cross: 15 Families, 52 People Displaced After Macon Apartment Complex Fire.” The entire WGXA newsroom, including Victoria, achieved the top spot at the GA APME for ‘Best Multiplatform Coverage of a Single Story’ in their coverage of the “Escaped Inmate in Houston County, Georgia.” Victoria played an instrumental role in this coverage, including broadcasting for a remarkable 9 hours and contributing to the breaking news that the escaped inmate had been captured.
Victoria considers Georgia her home, despite her origins in sunny Miami, Florida. She’s made the transition from Florida oranges to Georgia peaches. Her Cuban heritage makes Spanish her first language, and she’s the sole redhead in her family.
Victoria’s educational journey took her to the University of Miami, where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism and pursued a minor in History. During her academic years, she was actively involved in anchoring and reporting for various shows on UMTV, an award-winning college television station on campus. Her dedication led to her induction into the National Broadcast Society – Alpha Epsilon Rho. Before her time at WGXA, Victoria gained valuable experience through internships at the FOX affiliate, WSVN, in Miami, and The CW for South Florida. Prior to joining WGXA, she worked as a production assistant at WTOC in Savannah.
Outside of the newsroom and her pursuits in breaking news, you’ll often find Victoria indulging in coffee, spending quality time with her family, or embarking on explorations of the vibrant state of Georgia.