In 2012, at the Society of Professional Journalists competition, Anderson won 1st-place in Television Feature Reporting. Her story, Mock Disaster Make-up, also a received 2nd-place at the national level of the competition. Some other awards include Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent (Gracie Awards Student Division), competing as a national finalist in Video News Segment and Video Feature Segment categories of the National Broadcast Society awards, and receiving Best of Festival - News Reporting and 3rd place for Television Feature Reporting at the Festival of Media Arts Broadcast Education Association awards festival. Anderson also received the Deseret Management/KSL scholarship in 2012.
Anderson was included on the spring 2011 Dean's List.