Tania Ortega

Tania Ortega

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

This California girl is no stranger to the Lone Star State.

Tania Ortega has been making her mark here in Austin since February 2013.

Tania was born in San Diego but grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. Growing up in a border town gave her some life experiences that molded her into the reporter she is today and gives her a unique perspective on many issues facing Texas. Tania previously worked in Waco at the Telemundo and NBC stations. Among the major stories she covered were the Nasar Abdo trial and the Fort Hood Shooting aftermath. She also reported extensively on the Hispanic community.

In her free time Tania enjoys hiking, watching movies and cooking.

You can see Tania every weekend on FOX 7's Good Day Austin.

The latest from Tania Ortega


Pet of the Weekend - Lucky

Summer Huggins with the Austin Animal Center introduces us to a senior dog that's looking for a new forever home. 


A look ahead at the Women's World Cup with FC Austin Elite

Tomorrow is the FIFA Women's World Cup final, where team USA will defend their title against the Netherlands. Joining us in the FOX 7 Studio to talk more about it is Danny Woodfill, the general manager for the FC Austin Elite. 


Pet of the Weekend: Gunner

Gunner has a huge, adorable smile that you could easy run into the sunset with!!! He loves to cuddle, and just wants to lean against you and stare into your eyes. This guy is so sweet, charming, and cuddly.


Good Day Cooks: Perry's Steakhouse

Perry's Steakhouse has been a Texas staple for 26 years, and they recently opened up a new location at the Domain Northside.


Austin Bubble Soccer a new kind of soccer

The US Women's National Team played the Netherlands Sunday morning, so to get in the spirit, Tania Ortega and Steven Sarabia got a lesson in bubble soccer from the ATX Bubble Boss, Cory Elliott.


Good Day Cooks: First Watch

John Drake, director of operations for Greater Austin, talks with Tania Ortega and Chelsea Andrews about First Watch.


El Grito celebration

It is Hispanic Heritage Month and Monday marks 209 years since Mexico claimed its independence.