Adela Uchida came to CBS Austin in January 2015. She is currently weekend anchor and weekday general assignment reporter, where she has covered a wide range of stories, from the departure of Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo to the deadly shooting of five police officers in downtown Dallas to the Memorial Day flood that claimed the lives of multiple people in Wimberley.
Adela comes to Austin from Houston, where she was an anchor and a reporter for six years. She arrived in Texas from Michigan the same weekend that Hurricane Ike made landfall, giving her a crash course in what kind of havoc Texas weather can wreak. In Michigan, she served as anchor at WILX, moving from weekend morning anchor, to weekday morning anchor, to weekday evening anchor. She was also honored with multiple awards for her work in Michigan and Houston, from the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her reporting from Japan in the aftermath of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis earned her an Emmy nomination in 2011.
Adela is an avid distance runner who enjoys distances from the 5k to the marathon. At press time, her marathon PR was 3:53:26 and she hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon. One day, right? She’s also active in the community, often serving as emcee at local events and on the board of a few local organizations, like the Japan America Society of Greater Austin.
And if that weren’t enough to fill a calendar, Adela is also a mom to a little girl who is a bookworm, ballerina and budding chef. Adela and her family live in Austin city limits, but sometimes they dream of moving to the middle of nowhere, especially when caught on MoPac during rush hour.