Audrina Bigos the breaking news anchor at CBS 2 Chicago.

Since joining the station as a reporter in 2015, Bigos has been on the front line of some of the biggest breaking news stories in Chicago, often covering the lead stories on the 10 p.m. news.

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 by a Chicago police officer.

Prior to joining CBS 2, Bigos served as a weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter for WCCB-TV in Charlotte, NC. 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.

Bigos graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a degree in elecommunications 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. Prior to working with the clubs on the West Side of Chicago, 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.

She is the daughter of two Army veterans.