Claudia Coffey is an Emmy Award winning journalist with experience ranging from mid-level to network markets. She is a versatile on air talent that exudes personality, adlibs live breaking news with ease and is an in-depth “go to” reporter and investigator. She is a natural storyteller that connects in a real way with not only her on air audience but across social media platforms.
WHAS 11 TV September 2015- Present
AM Co-Host, breaking news, investigative, political, sports, human interest
• Fill in host “Good Morning Kentuckiana covering two and half hours of news, breaking news, traffic and social media extras.
• Reporting live and breaking numerous different angles on the ongoing scandal involving University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team involving allegations of prostitutes hired to entertain new recruits and current players. Continuing coverage of NCAA investigation, Post-Season ACC ban.
• Breaking news and Facebook live reporting of Louisville Airport Security breach resulting in security shutdown
WHAS 11 TV April 2010 to March 2014
4 pm News Anchor, fill-in for Primary Anchor, breaking news, investigative, sports and human interest
• 2011 1st place Louisville Press Club Award on rare heart conditions in youth based on a story about my son. Story led to formation of a grass roots organization that provided Automated External Defibrillators to schools, business and community organizations across the state.
• Field Anchor covering the University Of Louisville Football Teams’ 2012 Sugar Bowl victory in New Orleans, LA. Field Anchor covering the University of Louisville Basketball Teams’ 2013 NCAA Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.
• Exclusive interviews with two victims of Human Trafficking resulting in 2013 1st place Louisville Press Club Award
• Named by Business First as “ 40 Under 40” people in region that are excelling in work and philanthropic endeavors
WTTG-TV July, 2006- March 2010
Reporter, Fill in Morning Anchor, breaking news, fill in correspondent Fox News Edge
• 2013 Emmy Award for continuous coverage of the “infamous” White House Party Crashers. Live reports of gate house crashers’ testimony before a Senate Investigative Committee into White House security.
• Live field anchor for Inauguration of President Barack Obama for both WTTG and live reports for Fox stations across country
• Provided live reports for WTTG and Fox News Edge of Pope Benedict’s historic visit to United States.
• Live reports of the Pentagon “9-11” Memorial for WTTG and Fox NewsEdge
CBS Newspath November 2005 – July 2006
Freelance Correspondent for CBS Newspath, Politics, Breaking News
• Daily reporting from Capitol Hill and White House on War in Iraq, Senate hearings on Chief Justice John Roberts, hearings into misuse of funding following Hurricane Katrina and coverage of trial of I. Lewis “Scooter Libby”.
WTMJ-TV March 2003 – October 2005
4:30 pm anchor, Primary fill in for main anchor, lead 10pm reporter, politics, breaking news
• Primary reporter assigned to cover 2004 republican primary in Wisconsin. Exclusive interviews with Howard Dean, John Kerry and John Edwards.
• Reporter covering Hurricane Katrina and the personal impact it had on my life and family. Extensive coverage over two weeks of storm, aftermath and rebuilding.
WVUE-TV January 1999- February 2003
New Orleans, LA
Reporter, fill-in anchor, breaking news, political, sports, entertainment
• Breaking 24 hour news coverage of Tropical Storm Allison and Bill.
• Political reporter covering Election of Senator David Vitter to the 1st District
• Field Anchor and reporter for 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans, LA. Provided live reports for FOX stations across country
• Sideline and Feature Reporter for New Orleans Saints Playoff game in Minnapolis, MN
• Extra “Reporter” in the movie “ Runaway Jury “ starring Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman
M.A., International Relations,
BA in Journalism and Political Science