Moving to the United States, required sacrifice says Adriana. She remembers her first steps into her career in Chico and Sacramento, California. Adriana would drive about two hours on weekends from Redding to Chico to work on radio news. In Sacremento, she worked in print media, "creaba historias del momento, especialmente en la capital del estado, que habia protestas y en eventos que siempre occurian, tomaba fotos y escribia estas historias" ( I would create stories taking place in the capitol, whether it was about a protest or current events. I would take pictures and incorporate them to my story line).
Adriana Federick Sutton, Univision 67 Studio
One the challenges faced in her career was defying beauty standards in Colombia. For Adriana, the idea of working in communications a an anchor or reporter meant competing against the stereotype of females on television, she says . Moreover, "there is a perception that woman in television should follow beauty standards as those in pageants, with body measurements of 90' 60' 90'. The challenge was to demonstrate that one has the caliber to tell stories in a humane way. I had to prove myself and others that " I had to demonstrate la madera (the wood), or strength, of what I could do. Adriana says, "there will always be challenges, but knocking on doors will open for more opportunities". As Adriana remembers, she explains that her career required sacrifice and it was not quick and easy, nada es facil, ni gratis.