Bianca Castro joined the NBC 5 team in March 2014 as First at Four co-anchor, alongside Kristi Nelson. She also reports on medical and health care topics that affect North Texans.
Bianca comes home to Dallas-Fort Worth from Orlando, Fla., where she spent three and a half years as an anchor and reporter at WFTV, the ABC affiliate.
After anchoring in the mornings, Bianca hit the streets, turning stories with an investigative edge. She quickly became one of the station’s enterprise reporters who delivered exclusive stories and holding public officials accountable.
One series of her reports helped lead to the resignation of the administration in charge of public funds meant for job seekers. She also contributed to the Trayvon Martin shooting coverage.
Bianca started her career in Waco, where she reported on a vast range of stories, from President George W. Bush's visits to his Crawford ranch to issues facing our troops at Fort Hood in Killeen.
After several years, she moved to the Texas coast, where she was the primary evening anchor for KRIS in Corpus Christi. She covered several hurricanes that hit the coast during her four and a half years there.
Outside of work, she stayed busy with volunteer work. She sat on the board of directors for local chapters of March of Dimes, Communities In Schools and Family Outreach of Corpus Christi. She also volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Now, she’s just miles from where she grew up in Plano. As the oldest of five children, she’s always needed to be "in the know."
During college, she interned at a Dallas television station and was hooked. After graduating from Plano Senior High School, she headed south to Baylor University and is a proud alumna.
She and her husband, who’s from Colleyville, have three children and a Maltese.