A proud shopaholic, Anna Wallner is forever in search of the perfect find. "Shopping has always been a passion," says Anna, "I get a real thrill out of uncovering a hidden gem."
Before becoming one of North America's favorite shopping gurus, Anna completed a B.A. at the University of British Columbia and the graduate journalism program at the University of King's College in Halifax. A job brought her out west, and in 1994 Anna started her television career as a reporter with Global TV BC. She spent two years as bureau chief of Global's Fraser Valley News division before anchoring Global's Your Health news segment.
In 1999, Anna was voted Broadcaster of Tomorrow by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters. That same year she teamed up with Kristina Matisic to create The Shopping Bags, a show dedicated to product testing and shopping tips. Now owners of the successful production company Worldwide Bag Media, the duo went on to co-executive producer and host two more hit series, Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag and Anna & Kristina's Beauty Call.
Their widely successful shows have won the shopping gurus eight LEO Awards, five LEO Award nominations, four Gemini Award nominations and a devoted following. In 2005, the TV twosome branched out into the literary world with the publication of their first book, Tips, Tricks & Inside Information to Make You a Savvy Shopper.