Rosalia Fodera

Rosalia Fodera

WRAL multimedia journalist

Professional experience:

MMJ- WPDE Florence, SC 2016-2018; Breaking News MMJ- WRAL TV Raleigh, NC

Awards & Recognition:

2021: Emmy Award nominee, “Newscast/Weekend” category for reporting on peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd.

2020: Emmy award winner, “Breaking News” category for reporting on Hurricane Florence.

2016: RTDNA Christopher Mahoney Business Journalism Award

2012: Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards- Golden Key

News Philosophy:
Anytime anyone trusts me to tell their story I am honored. I take the community and their concerns seriously and will do what I can to give a voice to those who feel like they haven’t been heard.

Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts

Somerville, Massachusetts

Hobbies, interests, community involvement:
I love photography and taking pictures of my family and friends, finding the best coffee shops for an iced latte, and exploring new areas of the city on the weekend.

Family and pets:
My mom and dad are back in Massachusetts, and I try to Facetime them almost every day. My younger sister and my brother-in-law are huge sushi fans, so they let me tag along to their favorite places.

Favorite websites, books, movies:

My favorite book will always be The Bible. My favorite movies are Inside Man and UP!

Like best about NC:
The people I’ve met and the ones I will soon! Also, the weather is nice compared to New England winters.

Most memorable assignment:

Covering Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The stories I told of the devastation and the rebuilds will stay with me. Starting at WRAL during Hurricane Florence and covering Lumberton, NC, was also a memorable adventure. I had the opportunity to cover the 88th Academy Awards and the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards for WEBN.