This portfolio was created and is maintained by Cintia Lopez, an assistant producer for CapRadio’s Insight with Beth Ruyak where she prepares show segments by researching, conducting interviews and editing audio.
Before coming back home and landing her dream job, Cintia was in Boston working for WBUR as an arts and culture reporting fellow. There she produced digital and audio stories and learned more about what it takes to work in public radio. In Boston, she also learned she had a passion for dragon boating. She now paddles with Infinity Dragons in Northern California.
Her first reporting job was at The Daily Democrat, in Woodland, CA. There, she covered an array of beats, from crime, courts, agriculture and business, to name a few. She left when she got the fellowship in Boston.
Cintia completed an internship at CapRadio, where she produced Instagram stories for a campaign called #100YoungVoters. As a documentary intern for CapRadio’s The View From Here, she translated audio for the documentary Navigating life and love when one parent is undocumented.
As one of five Sac State students to take part in NPR’s Next Generation Radio, Cintia created two radio stories and hosted a newscast. NextGen Radio is a week-long journalism training program for students and young professionals.
Cintia also created Dam!, the first-ever journalistic magazine at American River College. Before that, she wrote for the American River Current for two years, where she was managing editor, section editor and a staff writer. At California State University, Sacramento, she joined the State Hornet, where she wrote news stories for a semester. She graduated in December 2017.
Writing samples on this page are updated regularly to show Cintia’s most recent work.