Amelia Santaniello joined WCCO-TV in 1996 as a co-anchor of 5 p.m, 6 p.m, and 10 p.m news from Monday to Friday. In her over two decades of a career as reporter and anchor in the CBS network, she has become one of the most iconic and loveable anchors.
Amelia, who co-anchors with her husband, are the first married couple to co-anchor news programs in Twin Cities. She was also named the ‘Best Newscaster in Twin Cities’ by City Pages editors in 2000 and 2013.
Amelia got married to Frank Vascellaro in Florence, Italy, in 1989. Amelia’s husband Frank is also the WCCO co-anchor for 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm news slot. He joined WCCO in 2006. Her husband was honored with Broadcast Award for Investigative Reporting in 2008 by the Society of Professional Journalists. He also received the Regional Emmy for Best Anchor simultaneously in 2011 and 2012.
Along the journey as a married couple, the pair welcomed three kids, a son Sam and twins Joseph and Francesca 23 August 2003. Her son Sam Vascellaro, a guard/forward for St. Thomas Academy, helped to collect 14-9 records and secure a second position in the Metro East Conference. He also made an entrance in 1,000 point club at STA in 2018.
Amelia with her husband and son Sam during his 1000 points celebration (February 2018) (Photo: Instagram)
Her son, Sam, was also one of 35 semi-finalists for the 2018 McDonald Award in Minnesota. In the family of athletes, her daughter Francesca is far behind from her brothers. She is also playing high school basketball. The happy family of five are current residents of Minneapolis with two dogs.
Salary & Net Worth
Amelia debuted in her reporting career from WUSA in DC. She worked as a trainee reporter for the network. After entering the reporting world, she led quite successful and fruitful endeavors along with her successful reporting career.
Before joining the CBS network, she worked with WETM-TV, located in New York, where she was weekends newscasts anchor. She later moved to WNEP-TV in Scranton, Wilkes Pennsylvania to work as a reporter and anchor for the network. The CBS anchor/reporter has inevitably attracted immense fame and relative wealth in her life from her career. However, her net worth hasn’t been disclosed to the public yet.
(Note: The estimated salary of WCCO-TV reporter/anchor is approximately $83,378 per year. The highest payout is around $97,994 annually and $75,556 annually at the 25th percentile.)
Amelia was born in Alexandria, Virginia, US. She attended Marywood University at Dunmore, Pennsylvania. However, her further education and academic degree are yet to be explored.
The WCCO-TV anchor was born in a military family and moved shifted to different locations throughout her early life. She has lived in Japan, Virginia, and Texas.
On her physical features, she is just a few inches shorter than her husband, who has a height of 1.93 m (6 feet 4 inches). She has a modest built body and enjoys tasty meals picking Spanx over any weight loss exercise.