Thanks for visiting my website! I’m Chiara Sottile, and I’m a Producer and Reporter for NBC News in San Francisco, primarily covering business and technology for national broadcasts including NBC Nightly News and the TODAY Show. The best way to see what I’m up to is to follow me on Twitter.
Before producing in NBC’s new San Francisco bureau, I worked for NBC Nightly News in New York City at NBC News world headquarters. I was born and raised in California’s beautiful wine country, and love when stories lead me back home. In addition to being a producer, I also shoot and edit many of my stories. Basically, I’m happiest when I have a camera in my hand!
As the daughter of a Sicilian immigrant and Karuk Indian, I’m passionate about the need for diverse voices in journalism. Read more about my mission in media in “Karuk Journalist Determined to Get Native Stories in Mainstream Media,” a profile by Eisa Nefertari Ulen that was featured in Indian Country Today magazine.
In 2011, I graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. My master’s work includes a documentary film about Native Americans in professional sports that features New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain, PGA golfer Notah Begay III and Olympic ice dancer Naomi Lang. Check out the full project, entitled “Winning for Native America” here.
Previously, I was a reporter for the Associated Press in Rome, Italy, covering breaking news for the Euro Desk Wire and writing NewsNow briefs. My contributions include coverage of G8 protests, the Pope, local politics, and the mafia.
I have a bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles and am married to the British lad of my dreams.