Cynthia is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native and received her degree in Journalism from Ohio University in Athens. She was the recipient of the Rotary Foundation Journalism Fellowship, which provided one year of post-graduate study at the University of Bristol in England.
One highlight of Cynthia’s career has been her experience with ABC News in New York, London, and Washington, DC. She has served as Peter Jennings’ researcher in London. She spent five years as a reporter in her hometown at WPXI-TV of Pittsburgh, but, came to NewsChannel 8 from WTEN-TV in Albany, NY, where she co-anchored the 6pm and 11pm news. Cynthia is currently co-anchor of NewsChannel 8’s First News at Five.
Cynthia has won many awards, including the National Transportation Highway Safety Media Award for best reporting in the US on traffic safety issues, the Pennsylvania Associated Press Award for enterprised reporting and the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Award for series reporting. The New York Psychological Association awarded her their annual Community Service Award for her three-year series of reports and seminars on issues affecting teenagers. Over the years, she has served on the Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors and does volunteer work for several charities.
She loves reading, jogging and playing tennis…but, spends most of her spare time with her son, Jake.