Leticia is the author of the picture book That Girl on TV Could Be Me!. The story is bilingual in Spanish.
Leticia Ordaz is an Emmy-nominated anchor/reporter at Channel 3 in Sacramento, California. She’s covered some of the biggest stories in the country.
Leticia Ordaz joined KCRA 3 in September 2003 as a general assignment reporter. She anchors weekend mornings on KCRA 3 and reports weekday mornings on KCRA 3 and KQCA My58.
Leticia grew up in Northern California and is a graduate of Galt High School and California State University, Sacramento. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in government. She interned at KCRA 3 while attending CSUS.
Before coming to KCRA 3, Leticia was at KMPH-TV in Fresno, where she worked as a reporter. Leticia started her broadcast career in the small town of Elko, Nevada, where she was the morning anchor/reporter for KENV-TV. She has also worked in Bakersfield as a general assignment reporter for KGET-TV.
Her hobbies include yoga, going to musicals, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and trying new food. She is fluent in Spanish. She’s excited to share bilingual stories and encourage students to consider careers in broadcast news. A member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and California Chicano News Media Association, she enjoys adventures with her two young boys and husband.
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|Book||That Girl on TV Could Be Me!: The Journey of a Latina News Anchor|
Enjoy the first children’s picture book about becoming a TV news anchor. Amazingly illustrated, this inspiring Latina autobiography features a bilingual Spanish translation.
Growing up near Sacramento, CA, little Leticia dreams of being a TV newscaster. But no one on TV looks like her. This shy, small-town girl overcomes barriers, like her fear of public speaking, to become the first in her hardworking Mexican family to attend college. Then, starting as an intern, she climbs the ladder, travels to different cities, and reports on a rainbow of stories. Eventually can she land her dream job… to work at her hometown Channel 3? Join Leticia on her exciting journey to become that TV anchor who will encourage the next generation of children to attain their goals.
Children watch television every day but have never read a storybook about making a career in TV news… until now Kids will be inspired by Leticia’s educational, funny, and poignant experiences. Parents will appreciate the perspective of a working woman and Latinx role model. Teachers and librarians will value the bilingual translation in Spanish and glossary of TV terms.This autobiography is topical, as immigrants and women continue the struggle to claim their rightful place in America. The dynamic illustrations by Juan Calle go behind the scenes to show how breaking news is covered in a way no other storybook has done before. Join Leticia on her inspiring journey to achieve the American Dream.
“All children need attention to the spark that ignites their ambition. Leticia’s true life quest for excellence in TV News is charmingly told and illustrated and will be the example that shows you the way.”
–Lois Hart and Dave Walker, first CNN TV anchors