Trina Orlando
Trina Orlando

Trina joined the NBC 5 team in July 2014.

Trina came to Chicago from her home market of Pittsburgh where she spent six years as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KDKA-TV. During her time there Trina covered the Jerry Sandusky Trial, the planning and dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial and the blizzard of 2010 that crippled much of the northeast.

Trina started her career in Erie, PA where she anchored the market's number one rated morning and noon newscasts at WJET-TV. She also helped launch Fox 66 News in the Morning on sister station WFXP-TV.

Trina graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.

She grew up in Mt Pleasant, PA, a small town about an hour east of Pittsburgh.

Trina and her husband Jarmon live in Chicago with their daughter, son and puppy named Baxter.

The Latest

  • Nov 30, 2020

    2 Women Say Old Town Massage Envy Employee Sexually Assaulted Them

    Two women have filed lawsuits against the spa company Massage Envy, claiming they were sexually assaulted by a massage therapist at the chain’s location in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood in Dec. 2019. According to the first lawsuit, the female plaintiff accused the male therapist of “disrobing her, exposing her buttocks and touching her buttocks and genitalia without consent.” In...

  • Nov 15, 2020

    New Far South Side Tech Center Hopes to Bridge Technical Divide

    After more than two years of planning, Providence Baptist Church in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s Far south Side held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday to mark the opening of a new high-tech center. “We wanted to have something to meet the needs of the people,” said William Foster, Jr., senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church. “That is our...

  • Oct 25, 2020

    Chicago Native Wilton Gregory Appointed First Black Cardinal in US

    Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat. In a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on...

  • Grant Park Oct 12, 2020

    Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day: Changes This Year in Chicago

    Columbus Day is expected to be much different this year in Chicago – with the presence of a nationwide movement to replace the federally-recognized holiday altogether and the absence of the city’s annual parade. Still, members of Chicago’s Italian American community have planned a rally at Arrigo Park in Little Italy, a celebration they say is more important than...

  • Amazon Oct 8, 2020

    Ukrainian Village Residents Warn About Possible Scammer Posing as Amazon Worker

    As home delivery gains popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, residents in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood have expressed concerns about a possible scam involving a man who knocked on doors and claimed he works at Amazon. Jesse Usatenko, who was approached by the possible scammer last week, said the man wanted to set up a keyless entry system, so packages...

  • Logan Square Oct 5, 2020

    Police Searching for Suspects in String of Carjackings in Logan Square

    Chicago police issued a community alert Monday warning residents about a string of carjackings in the Logan Square neighborhood on the city’s Northwest side. A total of five incidents were reported between Sept. 24 and Monday, Oct. 5, police stated. In each incident, two unknown offenders, who some described as teenage boys, approached victims’ and demanded their vehicles. In two…

  • Sep 27, 2020

    Student-Athletes Protest Outside Pritzker's Home, Demand Return to Fall Sports

    One day after plans were announced for a class action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association, seeking for fall sports to resume, several student-athletes and their parents took their fight to outside Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Gold Coast Sunday. “We’re trying to get his attention,” said Dave Ruggles, a parent who is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit. “We’re...

  • Sep 24, 2020

    Nationwide, 90% of Independent Music Venues May Close Due to Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on numerous industries, including independent music venues, and according to a national survey of professionals, approximately 90% of clubs could close if they don’t receive government assistance. And Chicago is no exception. The 90% statistic was featured in a new video created to highlight the plight of music venues, featuring music from the…

  • coronavirus illinois Sep 13, 2020

    ‘Let Us Play:' Students Take Part in Suburban Rally Calling for Fall Sports to Resume

    Student-athletes, parents and supporters gathered in suburban McCook on Sunday, calling for the Illinois High School Association to let them participate in fall sports and return to the classroom. In July, the IHSA announced its plan for the 2020-21 school year, moving some fall sports to the spring and allowing others to continue as planned with restrictions. Cross country, girls...

  • Aug 20, 2020

    2-Year-Old Child Killed, Mother Injured in NW Indiana Mobile Home Fire

    A two-year-old child died Thursday afternoon and a woman was seriously injured when a fire erupted at a residence at a Northwest Indiana mobile home park, according to fire officials. Firefighters were called at approximately 2:30 p.m. to the Ravinia Pines Mobile Home Community in New Chicago where “intense flames” engulfed a mobile home, New Chicago Fire Chief Evin Eakins…

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