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Claudia Rupcich

PROFILE I’m a native Spanish-speaking reporter from Venezuela with years of experience working in local
news. I have the ability to write, read and speak Spanish fluently.

WRAL, NBC 5 March 2018 – March 2019


Reporter & Fill-in Traffic Reporter Raleigh, NC
 News reporter for most-watched news station in market
 Live with interactive and experiential liveshots on WRAL Mornings and Fox50 newscasts
 Produced several “Hispanic Heritage Month” feature stories
 Produced Spanish-language web updates on Hurricanes Matthew & Florence
 Fill-in for traffic when needed
 Social media profiles constantly ranked in market’s top 10 performers
 Emceed several Latino events in the community

WTVR, CBS 6 News May 2016 – December 2017


EXPERIENCE
Reporter Richmond, VA
 Live reporter for highest rated morning show in the market
 Responsible for several dynamic liveshots throughout the newscasts
 Work under tight deadline as breaking news and general assignment reporter for noon show
 Fill-in traffic reporter

WDCW, News at 10 April 2016 – May 2016


Reporter Washington, DC
 Helped launch Washington DC’s first 10pm newscast
WRIC, ABC 8 News December 2013 – December 2015
Reporter/ Video Journalist Richmond, VA
 Breaking news & general assignment reporter for our most watched evening newscast
 Broke several leading stories
 Shot and edited all of my stories

WSET, ABC 13 News August 2011 – December 2013


Reporter & Web Managing Editor Lynchburg, VA
 Worked as one-person-band to shoot, edit, write and report stories LIVE in weekend
newscasts.
 Hosted Weekly Buzz events segment and behind-the-scenes Restaurant Week segments
 Gathered content, wrote, edited and published stories on wset.com
 Managed station’s social media accounts, live streaming, video, mobile platforms and apps
while working with the news, programming, marketing and sales departments
 Developed station guidelines & tips for using social media platforms & SEO techniques

Carolina Week August 2008-May 2011


Show director, reporter and anchor UNC-Chapel Hill
 Produced, shot and edited stories for the twice weekly, EMMY-award winning live newscast
 Directed a crew of 15 people for the live newscasts
Reese Felts Digital News December 2010-May 2011
Paid on- staff MMJ for 24/7 student-run digital newsroom UNC-Chapel Hill
 Produced, wrote and edited text, audio, video and photos for online publication
 Used social media and SEO to promote stories and create community around stories
WTVD-TV, ABC 11 August 2010- December 2010
News Intern Durham, NC
 Went out with reporters and photographers to gather interviews, write and track packages
 Worked at the assignment desk answering calls and assisting producers
WTVJ-TV, NBC 6 June 2010-August 2010
News Intern Miami, FL
 Worked with evening show producers 30 hours a week, writing stories for shows
 Gathered interviews for photographers and reporters

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


School of Journalism and Mass Communication
EDUCATION B.A. in Electronic Communication sequence (2011)
Minor in French
Cumulative GPA: 3.65

Virginia Association of Broadcasters’ Best of the Best Leadership Program


HONORS Accepted into competitive statewide program that allowed me to build my leadership skills, meet
legislative officials, and become an advocate for our industry
National Association of Hispanic Journalist- Best Television Feature News
“Sisters in Skydiving" was awarded best Television Feature News in medium market at the 2015
NAHJ Excellence in Journalism convention.

 Native Spanish fluency (from Venezuela): ability to write, read and speak fluently
SKILLS  Nonlinear editing (Final Cut Pro, Avid Newscutter, Adobe Premiere, Edius)
 Social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat)