Sophia Kunthara

Dedicated Reporter. Passionate Storyteller.

Phoenix, Arizona


Reuters News Agency New York, New York

Cronkite News Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Correspondent

May 2016-August 2016

  • Reported on national issues with an Arizona angle.
  • Covered the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Downtown Devil Phoenix, Arizona

Executive Editor
August 2013-present

  • Oversaw the operations of Downtown Devil, an award-winning student-run publication covering downtown Phoenix.
  • Previously served as a staff reporter, education editor, community editor and night editor.

The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Arizona

Copy Editing Intern

August 2015-May 2016

  • Edited stories for errors, wrote headlines and cutlines for stories appearing in print and online.

NBC Los Angeles Universal City, California

Digital News Intern
June 2015-August 2015

  • Wrote digital stories to accompany video for nbclosangeles.com by collaborating with broadcast reporters and using original reporting.
  • Assisted with site production by building galleries, editing video and working with social media.

Cronkite News Phoenix, Arizona

Government Finance, Transparency and Accountability Reporter
January 2015-May 2015

  • Reported on public policy issues affecting Arizona, particularly issues involving transparency at the state legislature.
  • Took photos and worked with graphics for online publication.

The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Arizona

Community News Intern
September 2014-December 2014

  • Reported on and wrote community news stories, most of which focused on northeast Phoenix’s growth and economic development.
  • Connected with community members and leaders and built a wide network of sources.

The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Arizona

Breaking News Intern
May 2014-August 2014

  • Responsible for reporting on breaking news stories by going to the scene of the incident, communicating with public officials, and working with press releases to write stories for azcentral.com and The Arizona Republic.
  • Wrote community feature stories, in-depth crime stories, reported from court documents, and fact-checked local politicians’ statements.

The Associated Press Phoenix, Arizona

Election Stringer
August 2014, November 2014

  • Assisted with election work for the Associated Press by recording votes and reporting results to the election center in New York during the August 2014 primary election and November 2014 general election.


Proofreading Copy Editing AP Style
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Photography Adobe InDesign
WordPress HTML/CSS Adobe Premiere

Covering President Barack Obama's speech for Downtown Devil (Photo by Courtney Pedroza)

Covering President Barack Obama’s speech for Downtown Devil (Photo by Courtney Pedroza)


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