Anthony Pura joined the ABC30 Action News Team as a general assignment reporter in July 2013. Anthony is excited to be back home in the Central Valley.
Anthony grew up in Kerman. He graduated Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude from Kerman High School in 2003. Afterwards, he went south to UCLA and became a Bruin. He graduated with honors, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and Political Science. Anthony then left Los Angeles and headed to Chicago. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Anthony started his broadcast news career as a general assignment reporter in Lincoln and Central Nebraska. After two years in America's heartland, he joined WEAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida. Anthony spent two years covering Northwest Florida, reporting on everything from local crime and politics, Pensacola's Blue Angels and military bases, as well as severe weather in the Gulf.
In his free time, Anthony enjoys running, fishing, trying new restaurants and seeing new films. Anthony is also a huge 49ers fan and is thrilled to get all their games on TV again. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, feel free to send him an email, a tweet, or a message on Facebook.