Caren Pinto is a Senior reporter in the Lynchburg Newsroom.
She joined the news team in Danville, in April 2016, following an internship with an ABC affiliate, WFAA in Dallas, Texas.
In Danville, Caren worked with the Danville Police Department and reported crime, and investigated gangs on the deadliest year on record in the city. She also covered record flooding in Halifax County.
Before launching her career in broadcast journalism, Caren's education and experience was focused on the healthcare industry. She worked in Hospital Administration for two years at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after earning her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and Policy from Georgetown University. She then moved to San Francisco to pursue her Master's degree in Public Health. Caren served as president of her class and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco in August 2015.
As part of her graduate program, Caren was responsible for identifying local health concerns and being a public health advocate for the San Francisco community. This experience clearly showed how important the media can be in the implementation of good public health policy and it spurred her passion for becoming a journalist. While Caren will be reporting on the full spectrum of news stories in the WSET viewing area, she is very excited to bring her healthcare expertise to the market and help keep local residents up to date with stories that can enhance health outcomes in the community.
Caren is excited to be in the heart of Virginia after growing up in Connecticut and spending time on both coasts. When she is not working, Caren loves to spend time with her family and friends and exploring interesting sights both near and far. An avid sports fan, you will most likely find her watching professional football on Sundays. If you see her out and about in Lynchburg, make sure to say hi!