Claudia Vargas

Claudia Vargas is an award-winning investigative reporter for NBC10. You can watch Claudia’s reports weekdays on NBC10.

Claudia joined NBC10 and Telemundo62 in April 2020. Since then, her investigative reports have led to new laws and changes in city policy. She has dug into issues of racial equity within the police department's recruitment practices, exposed the city's discrepancy in how it doled out line of duty death benefits, and uncovered that the city's subsidized workforce housing program was being abused by some of its participants. 

She's also been a staple of the "Race in Philly" special series, reporting on criminal justice reform, climate change, migration and education as it pertains to people of color in Philadelphia. Her most in-depth work has been the award-winning true crime docu-series "Who Killed Barbara Jean?". The 12-part series led to Philadelphia Police reopening what had since become a once again cold case of a murdered 4-year-old girl.

Her work at NBC10 has garnered four Mid-Atlantic Emmys and three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. 

Prior to NBC10 and Telemundo62, she was with the Philadelphia Inquirer where she served as a reporter for 10 years, most 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.

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.

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