Ancha is a minor character in Colosseum, in which she is a rookie reporter. Her only role is to report on the mischief Fein caused throughout Orre. The player encounters her at the Outskirt Stand when they arrive to challenge Fein. She disappears and is not seen again in the game once Fein is defeated once, whether or not his ShadowTogetic is Snagged. Identical-looking Newscasters also appear on television news broadcasts and during "The Under Time" with Venus, though it is unclear if they are all related, or if it is a situation similar to that of Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny.
Ancha returns in Pokémon XD as the star newscaster for ONBS, a job that she takes very seriously. She appears to have many fans from all over Orre. Even Cipher has at least one Ancha fan in their ranks, as a Cipher Peon attempts to obtain her autograph during the ONBS takeover. A cameraman who works at the station mentions the events of five years ago when complimenting her talent, explaining that she was prone to "on-air disasters" when she started her career.
Her English name comes from anchor, a common title for newscasters.