KESQ News Channel 3 Anchor
Bianca Rae is the morning anchor for KESQ News Channel 3. She's covered everything from breaking news, to features, to red carpets. Her live coverage of the September 2014 flood that devastated parts of Coachella Valley garnered her an Emmy nomination. Bianca covers stories that matter and make a difference. A strong animal advocate, she also highlights animal rights in her reports, urging people to create a "No-Kill Coachella Valley."
A 2011 graduate from the University of Missouri, Bianca received a dual degree in broadcast journalism and spanish as well as a minor in sociology. She is a bilingual journalist who anchored and reported at KOMU-8, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri for three years. She interned at KTLA-5 in 2009 and 2010, and E! Entertainment and Fox Sports in LA in 2010.
Bianca was voted Best TV Personality in Palm Springs twice: 2014 by CV Weekly and 2015 by Coachella Valley Independent. She was also chosen as one of Palm Springs Life's '40 Under 40' most successful people in the Coachella Valley.
Bianca is the CEO and Founder of the Bianca Rae Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit serving disadvantaged children and all animals. The foundation created the Annual Rae Of Hope Leadership Retreat for middle school girls. It also organizes adoption events to find homes for shelter animals. Bianca is also a member of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, Media Mavens, and Companions Visitation Ministry of Sacred Heart Church.
In her free time, Bianca loves trying new restaurants, and thankfully she enjoys working out. She enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Jack, romance novels, baseball games, hiking, country music, and a good quote can turn her day around. Bianca loves to travel and hopes to visit all seven continents.
Bianca also loves to dance...and has a Mirrorball Trophy to prove it! She won Dancing With the Desert Stars All Stars in 2015, after also winning 1st place in the 2nd Annual Dancing With the Desert Stars event in Palm Springs in 2012. The event raised money for the Desert Aids Project 100 Women.
Bianca is very close with her family and she stays in touch with them in Chicago via long phone calls and Skype.
You can email her at Bianca.Rae@kesq.com or follow her on Facebook at Bianca Rae and Twitter/Instagram at Bianca__Rae.