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
'Call to action': Raleigh mom who lost son works to raise awareness of Glioblastoma
Raleigh mom Holly Richard uses Glioblastoma Awareness Day to help raise awareness about the disease that claimed the life of her son in 2018.
Business in certain parts of Downtown Raleigh is at or above pre-pandemic levels: DRA Report
"It's the biggest number that we've had in a number of years from a storefront side of things." The report lists ten new storefront openings and expansions downtown with three storefront closures for a net gain of five.
Of 100 storefronts, more than fifty percent female owned in downtown Raleigh
After many companies shut down in the pandemic, entrepreneurs are bringing back the now open signs with women at the helm downtown.
Crafts, songs and Tinikling: Filipino American Performing Artists of NC hosts free Raleigh workshop
The workshop will teach about the Filipino culture through games, crafts, songs, and dance including lessons in Tinikling, the traditional Philippine Folk Dance.
Wake First Responders, Officers, Volunteers honored with Crisis Intervention Team Awards
Dozens were honored for their role in helping Triangle residents in crisis during the Annual Wake Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) awards luncheon Thursday.
'I think it's going to be great.' Raleigh Mayor says fireworks new view will bring different feel
Mayor Baldwin also hopes the event is an opportunity to showcase a major asset to Raleigh's downtown.
North Carolina food banks struggle meet rising demand as food prices soar
Food banks are feeling the squeeze as food costs soar amid record inflation and high gas prices.
'Like a movie': NC State's Ekwonu thrilled to be a Carolina Panther and play for his hometown team
"Being able to play on a team as you grew up being a fan that was really just you know, it's it's really just almost like a movie almost," NC State's "Icky" Ekwonu said after being selected by the Carolina Panthers.
Drone delivery program Flytrex takes off in Central N.C.
North Carolina is one of the few states in the county where you can see drones dropping retail items for customers. The towns of Holly Springs, Fayetteville, and Raeford are taking part in a pilot program using drone delivery.