Anna Wallner has hunted her own rabbit for dinner, been in the delivery room for the birth of a niece, and competed in an amateur rodeo at the Calgary Stampede. Her accolades, and faults, are many, but Anna is passionate about what she sees as the three most important things in life: family, food, and adventure.
Originally from Toronto, she attended the University of British Columbia for her Bachelor of Arts degree and continued on to complete her graduate studies in journalism at University of King's College in Halifax. In 1994, she returned to the west coast to start her television career with Global News Vancouver as a reporter. She spent two years as the bureau chief of Global's Fraser Valley News Bureau, then moved back to the Vancouver office and became anchor and reporter for Global's Your Health news segment.
Anna’s journalism background led her to be a consumer-advocate powerhouse on The Shopping Bags, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, and Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call. Shopping has always been a passion of hers. From shoes to shag carpets to shaving cream, whatever she’s buying, she gets a thrill, however small, knowing she’s buying the right product for the job.
Off camera, she spends most of her time shredding freshly powdered ski-hills, satiating the always-hungry travel bug, cooking for friends and raising her dog Lola.
Anna is the youngest of four girls, a lover of English Breakfast Tea, and a hater of self-doubt. After a decade of putting life to the test and broadcasting it worldwide on television, Anna believes it is her personal goal to share this very important lesson: Failing is far less embarrassing than never trying.
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