Paola Tristan Arruda
Paola joined the Live 5 News team in September 2018.
During my four years of college I filmed, edited, reported, and anchored for a variety on news shows. I was a reporter for WEBN-TV at my college for both the English and Spanish shows. I was also a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston, before moving to Charleston.
My first hometown will always be Belo Horizonte, a city in Brazil where I was born. Boston is my second home, where I was raised for a majority of my life.
I received a B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast from Emerson College in Boston, MA.
My family is quite large, but back in Boston I have my mother, stepfather, brother, and grandparents all watching Live 5 News online!
Hobbies & Interests:
When i’m not reporting, I’m probably going out with friends or going to the movies. I absolutely love trying new and exciting things, and visiting places I’ve never been to before. I’ve also danced all my life, since I was 3 years old, so dance is huge passion of mine.
I don’t have a favorite book, but at the moment i’m really into motivational books that get you in touch with yourself! Self-care is so important! Also anything hip-hop, I’m in.
Like Best About the Lowcountry:
All the delicious food and the beautiful weather!
Most Interesting Assignment:
In College, I had to do a mini documentary in Cuba, and ended up speaking to families about life in Havana. It ended up being one of my most eye-opening and rewarding experiences. I learned so much about the culture and the people while doing journalism and that story ended up winning an award! It was truly a wonderful experience for me.