Adriana Loya is an Emmy-award winning bilingual reporter and multi-skilled journalist for 12News, reporting across all shows and platforms. She joined Team 12 in January, 2021.
Born in Mexico, Loya became a U.S. citizen in 2017. She joined 12News from Boston’s NBC triopoloy, where she reported for Telemundo Nueva Inglattera, NBC10, and New England Cable News. She previously worked as an multi-media journalist, producer, and anchor for Univision Kansas (KDCU) and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News in Wichita, Kansas.
In Boston, Adriana was the first reporter in the market live on the scene during the Merrimack Valley Gas explosions and the only Spanish speaking reporter to go live during David Ortiz’ arrival at Massachusetts General Hospital, after he was critically injured with a gunshot wound in the Dominican Republic.
A proud graduate of ASU, Loya earned her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner and member of the National Society of Hispanic Journalists.
In her spare time, Adriana enjoys spending time with her family, including her two wiener-basset dogs, Gamez and Heisenberg.
FUN FACTS: Adriana played the guitar and vihuela for almost 10 years and was a member of an all-female mariachi band while in college.