Audrina Bigos is a general assignment reporter at WBBM-TV, the CBS O&O in Chicago.
Since joining the station in 2015, Bigos has been on the frontline of some of the biggest breaking news stories in Chicago and across the country, often covering the lead stories on their late news.
Since joining WBBM in 2015, Bigos’ live coverage of major breaking stories in Chicago has lead to several regional Emmy nominations, including her team coverage of the release of dash camera video showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Bigos reported live on the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer - and the mass protests that followed. She also spent weeks covering the staged murder of Fox Lake Police Lt. “GI Joe” Gliniewicz, the manhunt for suspects and the investigation. Bigos was also sent to Florida to provide live coverage following the Orlando nightclub shooting. She also celebrated with fans while covering the Chicago Cubs run to their first World Series win since 1908.
Prior to joining WBBM, Bigos served as a weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter for WCCB-TV in Charlotte, NC. Her coverage included the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in 2012. During her four-year tenure at WCCB, she also worked as an instructor at the Carolina School of Broadcasting.
Bigos began her broadcast career as an anchor, reporter, producer and photojournalist at WUSF-TV, the PBS station in Tampa, Florida that is owned by the University of South Florida. She earned a Telly award for senior producing and reporting “Think About This”, a documentary about teen pregnancy in the African-American community.
She graduated from USF in 2010 with a degree in telecommunications news and also attended Georgetown University and Florida International University.
Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Bigos is a long-time volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of America. She helped launched a self-esteem project entitled – SMART Girls – which has become a permanent program at the Charlotte Boys & Girls Club.Additionally, she has served as the vice president of broadcast for the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Bigos is the daughter of two Army Veterans.