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Anita Brikman

Anita Brikman
Anita Brikman and her family have called Philadelphia home for more than 10 years. She joined WPVI-TV/6ABC in October of 1994, as 'Action News' medical reporter. She came to Philadelphia from WKEF-TV in Dayton, Ohio, where she was the 6&11pm co-anchor. Before that, Anita worked at various television and radio stations in Indiana and Ohio.

A "Summa Cum Laude" graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Ms. Brikman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Gamma fraternity.

As the medical reporter at Action News, Anita covers a wide array of topics important to the health of individuals and families. Recent segments have focused on avian flu, prescription drug recalls, mercury contamination in fish, and coping with aggressive behavior in schools. In 2005, Anita also traveled to Indonesia following the tsunami to chronicle a medical relief mission undertaken by local physicians. This fall, she presented two half-hour specials on 6ABC: "Heritage of Hope: 150 Years of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia", and "BodyWorlds."

Ms. Brikman is actively involved in publicizing health awareness and outreach efforts in the Delaware Valley&working with the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the Girl Scouts on various campaigns.