Audrina Bigos

audrina bigos web Audrina BigosAudrina Bigos is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2

A multi-media journalist and educator, Bigos previously worked for WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C. since 2011.

In addition, she has been an instructor at the Carolina School of Broadcasting since 2013.

Bigos was initially hired by WCCB-TV as a reporter and photographer and was promoted to serve as the station’s weekend 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor in May 2014.

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 graduated from USF in 2010 with a degree in telecommunications news.

While in North Carolina, Bigos 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.

Priest Badly Bruised After Hate Crime Beating In Indiana

A local priest is badly bruised after he was beaten until he passed out Monday. The priest says the attack was not random, but that he was targeted in a hate crime. 

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Hours after eight people were wounded in two shootings in Englewood, members of that beleaguered South Side community gathered for an annual back to school parade, seeking to put a stop to the violence.


2 Priests Accused Of Sex Crimes Live Next To A School; Parents Outraged

Two priests, accused of sexual crimes against children and people with disabilities, are living next door to a junior high school in the western suburbs.


No Injuries Reported In O’Hare Ground Collision

A taxiing plane with passengers on-board collided into another plane at O’Hare Airport Wednesday.


Residents Fight For Fence After Fatal Freight Train Incident Involving Toddlers

When there is no barrier between your backyard and train tracks, whose responsibility is it when someone gets hit? CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos looked into the fights for a fence.


Entire Board Of Elders At Embattled Willow Creek Church Resigns

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3 Shot, 1 Killed Near National Night Out Event To Combat Gun Violence

Residents on Chicago’s South and West sides are speaking up following an announcement by the Chicago Police Department that more officers will be deployed to their communities due to area gun violence.



Brawl Breaks Out At Vigil For Woman Shot, Killed In Auburn Gresham

What started as a peaceful vigil for Oceana Jones quickly turned to chaos.


Viral Video: Good Samaritan Helps Chicago Police Officer After South Side Crash

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Why Do Lifeguards Leave Chicago Beaches Hours Before Dark?

In 2009, the city of Chicago cut lifeguard hours because of budget cuts.


Search For Sailor Overboard At Race To Mackinac

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Tornadoes Rip Through Neighborhoods In Central Iowa

Sirens went off in Central Iowa, as residents watched two funnel clouds rip through neighborhoods.


Tornadoes Sweep Through Iowa; Major Damage And Some Injuries

A flurry of tornadoes swept through central Iowa Thursday afternoon, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.


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Smoke and flames filled the sky in far north suburban Wadsworth Tuesday, engulfing the iconic golden pyramid house. The unusually shaped home made it difficult for firefighters to battle the flames.


Babies Dangle From Second Story Window Of Chicago Home

Neighbors say they spotted two children dangling out of a window and rushed to make sure the kids did not fall.


Officer Robert Rialmo Breaks His Silence

A Chicago Police officer was found not guilty after a bar fight trial.


Anti-Violence Protesters Block Dan Ryan Expressway

They came out to march. Protesters organized and local police lined the streets.


Thousands Turn Out For Protest On Dan Ryan Expressway

Thousands of protesters shut down a Chicago interstate to draw attention to the city’s gun violence.


Englewood Youth Baseball League Helps Kids On And Off The Field

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One Person, Animals Rescued In Westmont Apartment Building Fire

Fire officials received a report of a fire at a Westmont apartment building on Ogden and Cass.


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Dancing Chicago Cop Goes Viral

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Man Shot In Chicago Loop During Friday Rush

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The protests stem from the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy toward the border crisis.


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