Ciao! I’m Chiara, and I’m a storyteller at NBC News in San Francisco, reporting and producing network news stories primarily about the impact technology has on our lives. I believe in the impact storytelling can have to improving our society, and that everyone has a story. My job is to help people tell them on national broadcasts like NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and The TODAY Show.
I like to say that I’m happiest with a camera in hand; in addition to being a writer and reporter, I also shoot and edit many of my stories.
I was born and raised in California’s beautiful wine country, and love when stories lead me back home.
As the daughter of a Sicilian immigrant and Karuk American Indian, I care deeply about the need for diverse voices in journalism and about telling stories outside the confines of stereotypes.
In 2011, I graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. My master’s work includes a documentary film about groundbreaking Native Americans in professional sports. 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, G8 protests, the Pope, local politics, and the mafia. (I also wandered many cobblestone streets consuming espresso.)
I have a bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.