- KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INCAnchor/Reporter
"I believe great relationships cultivate great stories. My first job is to listen and my second is to tell your story with compassion and respect."
Royale Dá (pronounced "Day") returned to her home of New Mexico in April 2008.
Royale is experienced in both broadcast and print journalism. Prior to joining the Action 7 News team, she worked as an anchor/reporter at KOLN-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska; anchor/reporter KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota; and reporter at the The Miami Herald.
She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in professional journalism, and is a member of the NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists) and NAJA (Native American Journalists Association). Her outstanding work has also been recognized by the Associated Press; she earned a first place award in series reporting for "Help From the Heartland - Hurricane Katrina."
One of her passions in life is supporting Special Olympics. She volunteered extensively for the organization before moving to New Mexico, and plans to continue doing so in New Mexico.
Royale is elated to be back home in the Land of Enchantment. Her father is from the San Ildefonso Pueblo (in Santa Fe County), her mother is from Pecos, and she has relatives across the state.
Whether she's taking in the bright blue skies and mild weather or eating home-cooked food with family and friends, Royale is always enjoying her native New Mexico.
E-mail Royale at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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