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Celebrating Hometown Heritage With Style

Meet Syleste Rodriguez with FOX Phoenix

A sense of style with an amazing smile. That is how many could describe FOX 10 Phoenix anchor Syleste Rodriguez, who has been a staple on air here in the valley for years. When it comes to living in Arizona, Rodriguez is very proud of her heritage and ties to the Grand Canyon State. “My family has been in the East Valley for a long time, since before Arizona was a state.  We are one of the first five families of Tempe, and in fact, our story is in the Tempe Historical Museum. My Tata and I spent many hours talking about the early days of the Valley over breakfast on Saturday mornings.”

When you catch Rodriguez on air, one of the things you might notice is her fashionable sense of style. “I would call my personal style Mom Trendy,” says Rodriguez. “My closet is full of work dresses and suits I haven’t worn in years. Instead, after work, you’ll likely find me in running shorts or joggers and a workout tank as I race to grab the kids from school.”

When it comes to looks on the air, Rodriguez keeps it pretty simple. “I wear mostly business dresses in the studio.  I have one-piece pant suits I like too; it means less work because then I don’t have to take time to find matching outfits.” And for inspiration, she looks towards more timeless and classic pieces to add to her wardrobe. “I try to keep it elegant for work in the studio, but I love bold colors. It’s fun and feels good to wear bright pinks and yellows, colors that pop on television and make me feel happy.” 

When she isn’t in the studio, Rodriguez spends time with her husband of 17 years and her three children, ages 16, 13, and 11. It isn’t just the kids either; Rodriguez also has two dogs, Australian Shepherds named Jack and Gracie. For her, life focuses mainly on family. “I was raised by a single mom; she raised my sister and me on her own,” shares Rodriguez. “Family is a gift, so I try and soak up all the Motherhood I can. On any given afternoon, you’ll find me running our girls from soccer practice to training and our son to and from football and baseball.  My husband is a huge help, and we tackle the job together.  I love being a mom, wife, and family means everything.” 

One of the things she loves to do with her family is eat and enjoy the variety of restaurants around the valley. However, just like any one of us, Rodriguez has favorite spots to revisit time and time. “One of my favorites has got to be Someburros. I love, love, love their Horchata and shredded beef tacos. Grew up eating that food, and it is so good.” When she isn’t dining out, you can find Rodriguez in the kitchen, cooking up just about anything. She shares that she would launch a salsa business if she had more time. And that’s not all. “I’d love to learn how to sew kitchen aprons, those cute ones with tutus or ones maybe Barefoot Contessa would wear in the Hamptons.”

Rodriguez is certainly a hometown gal through and through, growing up in Tempe and having attended Arizona State University. She persevered after not originally being accepted into the Cronkite Journalism School, and eventually was accepted into the program, and even won a Collegiate Pulitzer with some of the work she created during her senior year. “Those accolades helped me land my first job in Boise, which led me down the path that brought me back home. I teach now at ASU in the Cronkite School because it was a teacher who helped me find my own way.” 


 

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"Family is a gift, so I try and soak up all the Motherhood I can. On any given afternoon you’ll find me running our girls from soccer practice to training and our son to and from football and baseball.  My husband is a huge help, and we tackle the job together.  I love being mom, wife, and family means everything."

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