Sofia Ojeda is an Emmy award-winning journalist at KPRC Channel 2 News in Houston. She has been Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter there since 2015. Sofia brings more than 15 years of television news experience to the Valenti School of Communication.
She graduated from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ with a degree in Communications. During her college years, she worked as an news anchor and sports reporter for the school’s TV station. As a college junior, she landed her first internship in sports at WABC News in New York City. She helped cover major sporting events and interviewed Major League Baseball and NFL athletes. Sofia also helped produce the sports segment for nightly newscasts.
The following summer she obtained a second internship at WABC-TV in the news department where she helped cover breaking news stories and worked on scene with reporters during live news segments.
After graduation, Sofia started her career as a News Desk Assistant back at WABC News in New York City. She later landed a freelance reporter position at News 12 The Bronx.
Later that summer she moved to Binghamton, New York and worked as a news reporter And evening anchor for three years at WIVT/WBGH NewsChannel 34. She then worked at WETM in Elmira, New York as a news reporter and morning anchor. Before transplanting to Houston.
In 2015, she was a Reporter and Weekend Anchor at WNEP in Scranton, Pennsylvania for five years. She later became evening anchor of the 7pm, 10pm and 11pm newscasts.
In 2018, she was awarded an Emmy for Hurricane Harvey coverage. Her piece titled “Hurricane Harvey’s Unsung Heroes” captured the heroic efforts of every day citizens in the Houston area helping to rescue people from the rising flood waters.
Sofia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Valenti School of Communication, helping students learn more about the TV news business with first-hand accounts of breaking news coverage, news production, on-air and social media presence. She is committed to helping students learn what it takes to break into the business.
- B.A., School of Arts and Communication, The College of New Jersey
- COMM 3315: News and Social Media