Cearron Bagenda

Multimedia Journalist

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cbagenda@wbay.com

She is passionate about the news industry and feels she has found her life’s purpose. Cearron is delighted to be a part of the WBAY news team.

Cearron Bagenda moved to the United States from Indonesia at a young age, growing up in the suburbs of Chicago with her family.

She graduated with a BA from DePaul University in Chicago, where she made the honorary Dean’s List. At DePaul Cearron was a reporter for the university’s TV news show, “Good Day DePaul” and was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She also interned for the legendary “Chicago Tonight” Show on WTTW11, a PBS affiliate in Chicago.

After Chicago, Cearron became an on-air reporter for KOTA, an ABC Affiliate in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Cearron covered crime, features and breaking news. She also produced on the weekends and filled in for longtime noon anchor Jerry Dishong. Cearron helped launched NBC Nebraska in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She also advocated having cameras in Nebraska courtrooms, finally coming to fruition early spring 2017.
Some of Cearron’s most notable stories include her coverage of the Body in a Barrel Homicide in Bridgeport, Nebraska as well as the Reed Brothers Homicide in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Cearron has done investigative pieces into disability discrimination in the workplace, the rise of prescription drug abuse in Western Nebraska and EpiPen alternatives after prices surged.
After spending two years in Nebraska's panhandle, Cearron accepted a job with WBAY- an ABC affiliate in Green Bay, WI where she currently works as a multimedia journalist (MMJ).

Cearron has traveled extensively through Europe and Asia, and has also been to Australia. Her favorite sports teams are the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls. Cearron is also a big animal lover and loves to spend time with her dog and two cats. During her free time she loves to walk dogs at the local shelters. Cearron has been a part of missionary trips in Arizona and Michigan through Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois helping provide kids with school supplies and interacting with kids of abused families. She has also volunteered for the Girl Scouts of Western Nebraska for “Career Day,” giving young girls insight into television broadcast journalism.

She is passionate about the news industry and feels she has found her life’s purpose. Cearron is delighted to be a part of the WBAY news team.


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