Claudia Vargas is an investigative reporter for NBC10. You can watch Claudia’s reports weekdays on NBC10.
Claudia joined NBC10 and Telemundo62 in April 2020. Prior to that she was with the Philadelphia Inquirer where she served as a reporter for 10 years, mostly recently with the investigative team. During her time with the Inquirer, she also covered the Camden and Philadelphia City Hall beats. Prior to joining the Inquirer, Claudia was a reporter at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York, and spent time in Paris as a freelance reporter for USA Today’s London bureau.
Claudia’s investigative reporting has led to changes in state and local policy, reform of city-run nonprofits, including the criminal indictment of a former top city official who ran one of those groups, and exposure of the environmental hazards and unsafe housing conditions at some of the area’s blueberry farms.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Claudia is a first-generation American and was born in Miami to Colombian parents. She spent her formative years in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Cali, Colombia; before returning to Miami to complete middle and high school.
“I am grateful to NBC10 for giving me the opportunity to bring stories to viewers in English and in Spanish in an increasingly diverse region,” said Claudia. “I couldn’t be happier to be joining a team that is investing in and sees the value of investigative journalism at a time when we need it most.”
Claudia earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Studies from Penn State University. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors and served as a governor on the board of the Pen and Pencil Club, one of the nation’s oldest press clubs.
In her free time, Claudia enjoys fitness, food and trying Philly’s great restaurant scene. She and her husband love to travel and explore different places and cultures.