Amber Rupinta - Anchor at ABC11 WTVD
Amber Rupinta anchors the 4:00 and 5:00 evening newscasts on ABC11 Eyewitness News. She is also a meteorologist and reports on various stories throughout the Triangle. Amber joined ABC11 in February 2004 spending the next five years as the weekend morning co-anchor followed by eight years as an early riser for ABC11 Eyewitness News This Morning before moving to the evening team.

Some of the more prominent stories Amber has covered for ABC11 include Presidential candidates Donald Trump as well as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battling for N.C. voters, various hurricanes, a terrorist attack at UNC-CH, the Conagra plant explosion, and the Carthage nursing home massacre that left 8 people dead.

Prior to WTVD, Amber worked for WCAU, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, and WHAG in Hagerstown, MD. She began her career behind the scenes at WJZ in Baltimore before becoming a reporter on the Baltimore Sun High School Sports Show.

Amber is no stranger to the Carolinas having spent several years growing up on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. She is one of 8 children and a "military brat" who spent her childhood in interesting places all over the U.S. Amber's father joined the U.S. Navy to immigrate to America from the Philippines.

She is a member of the Asian-American Journalists Association, the National Weather Association and a graduate of Towson University. In 2016, she completed Mississippi State's Meteorology Certificate program and earned a graduate certificate in Technology and Communication from UNC Chapel Hill. In August 2017, she earned a second BS in Geoscience from MSU.

Amber, her husband, and two sons live in Raleigh.

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Amber's Stories
Concerned about returning to work? Here are your options
As North Carolina reopens in phases and employees return to work with coronavirus concerns, attorneys continues to hear from many with safety concerns in the workplace.
Raleigh hairstylist questions safety of returning to work despite Phase 2 reopening
While salons can reopen at 50 percent capacity or no more than 12 customers per 1,000-square feet and face coverings are required for workers, Jenny McPhie said that in smaller buildings, and because of the nature of their job, it won't matter.
Moore County teen stars in new Netflix series 'Sweet Magnolias'
Anneliese Judge, who grew up in Pinehurst, is starring in the new Netflix series "Sweet Magnolias" based on the novels by Sherryl Woods.
Person High School staff drives more than 600 miles to surprise all seniors with large parade
Leading up to Spirit Week, teachers and administrators at Person High School in Roxboro took an epic road trip to visit each of the 277 seniors.
Triangle domestic violence organizations see uptick in cases, make changes during stay-at-home orders
After several weeks in lockdown, monthly data is starting to come in and organizations are seeing a surge of new reports.
Raleigh musician writes song honoring health care heroes, features UNC Health staff in video
The song, Hero to Me, honors healthcare heroes during the COVID-19 crisis and National Hospital Week.
Financial expert talks stock market, contributing to your retirement during COVID-19 pandemic
David Schawel, Chief Investment Officer of Family Management Corporation in Cary explains why stocks seem out of proportion with the economy.
Working from home? Your car insurance rate could go down
Some drivers may be able to take advantage of insurance discounts if their car usage has changed in the pandemic.
Laps Of Honor Memorial Day Swim moves to NC coast due to COVID-19
A Memorial Day swim honoring fallen heroes will be held on the North Carolina coast this year due to COVID-19.
NAMIWalks Your Way: North Carolina fundraiser for mental illness goes virtual
Each May, during Mental Health Awareness month, the National Association on Mental Illness NC holds a NAMI Walks event at Dix Park in Raleigh, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit.