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Stella Escobedo is a morning anchor for KFMB-TV in San Diego, California.
“As an immigrant to this country, I am so grateful to be living the American dream, and doing it so close to where I grew up in Southern California.“
Stella Escobedo, Anchor, NEWS 8 This Morning on CBS 8 and News 8 Morning Extra on the CW San Diego.
Stella is an Emmy-nominated journalist who joins NEWS 8’s morning team after a short stint as West Coast correspondent for CBS Newspath in Los Angeles. Prior to moving back to California, Stella worked at KGUN 9, the ABC affiliate in Tucson, Arizona, where she anchored evening newscasts and covered major breaking news stories. Prior to that, Stella was the morning anchor and live reporter for KTVK’s Good Morning Arizona in Phoenix.
Stella is a proud Trojan who graduated from USC with a degree in broadcast journalism and launched her career at KXLF in Butte, Montana and then made her way back to Palm Springs, CA where she worked for KESQ and KPSP.
Stella was born in Russia, and came to the US when she was 7 years old with her parents and younger sister. As refugees to the country, they settled in Sioux City, Iowa, before moving to Sherman Oaks, California.
While living in Tucson, Stella met her husband. They have a young daughter and are happy to be living in San Diego with their two dogs.
When not working, you’ll find them exploring the city, hanging out on the beach and exploring different restaurants.