By Bonny Osterhage
Photography by David Teran
Camilla Rambaldi has been a familiar face on the Fox San Antonio reporting scene since January 2016, but her promotion to anchor in September of 2019 has made her a household name. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and discovered her passion for journalism while writing for her high school newspaper.
“I felt the fire in me to tell stories and be a voice in the community,” she says.
Since coming to San Antonio from Helena, Montana, Rambaldi has earned a 2017 Lone Star Emmy award nomination for her reporting on homelessness in San Antonio, and she is the 2019 Excellence in Media award recipient from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.
“I’m grateful for a platform where I’m able to tell important stories within our community,” she explains.
In 2019, she launched the franchise “SA Strong” to share stories of empowerment and resilience. On her website camillarambaldi.com she also features her own personal journey in finding strength as a woman and journalist via her blog, “The Empowered Blog.”
“The news is nonstop, and sometimes it’s heartbreaking,” she says. “There is a lot to constantly process. You have to honor your mental health and self-care.”
For Rambaldi, that can mean taking social media breaks, hiking, yoga, or tending to her newest hobby, plant care.
She believes our goals and dreams cannot be compared and that there is no end to growth.
“Your journey is your own,” she says.
Her best advice for embracing the future?
“Don’t be afraid to fail,” she says. “It’s from failure that you will embrace your strengths and learn to master your skills.”