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 won CV Weekly's 2014 Best TV Personality in Palm Springs Award. 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. She serves as a member of the Junior League of Palm Springs, and is active with Companions Visitation Ministry of Sacred Heart Church. She is also a Media Maven.
In her free time, Bianca loves trying new restaurants, and thankfully she enjoys working out, particularly CrossFit. 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. She enjoys hiking and playing golf.
She took 1st place in the 2nd Annual "Dancing With the Desert Stars" event in Palm Springs. Bianca wowed the crowd with her Tango and Cha Cha. The event raised a total of $75,000 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 Twitter and Instagram: Bianca__Rae.