Genelle Padilla co-anchors KCOY 12 Central Coast Local News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. and Fox 11 News at 10 p.m. She is a Southern California native and is extremely happy to be living on the beautiful Central Coast.
Genelle received her bachelors degree in communication at the University of Southern California. She also received a certificate in news reporting at San Diego City College. She has a diverse professional background, with many years in media, writing and production.
She started her career in the news industry as an intern/writer at KUSI-TV in San Diego. She went on to produce and host at a national lifestyle and entertainment TV network. She created original content for the network, leading to three regional Emmy nominations for both producing and on-camera work. Genelle is an Emmy recipient for producing a show on the inaugural Sunset Strip Music Festival.
Genelle has worked on multiple media platforms and is grateful to be back working in local news.
When Genelle is not working, she loves to spend time with her family exploring the central coast.