Claudia Kelly-Bazan is the 6 p.m. News Producer. She joined KGUN 9 in June, 2017 after graduating with a Digital Broadcast Journalism Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Georgia.
Claudia was born in the United Kingdom and came to the U.S. when she was just 6-years-old with her parents and older brother. They grew up in Dunwoody, Georgia just outside of Atlanta. But it’s a house divided! Her brother goes to Georgia Tech.
During her time at UGA, Claudia did several internships. She has shadowed reporters at Telemundo in Miami. In her college cohort, she produced and reported for a daily Live newscast for NE Georgia. She also was the Executive Producer for the 2016 Primary Election. For the 2016 Presidential Election, Claudia was an intern at WMAZ in Macon, GA where she was in charge of pushing results on TV during the 10 p.m. newscast.
At KGUN 9, Claudia started as a producer on Good Morning Tucson and moved to the 5 and 10 p.m. weekend shows after about 6 months. She later moved to the 6 p.m. show after another 6 months.
Since starting her first job out of college, Claudia has produced several historic shows. Some of her most proud newscasts include the first day of Arizona’s #RedForEd teacher strike, the Arizona #MarchforOurLives movement, and the arrest made in the murder of two Tucson girls after their cases had gone cold.
In addition to that, Claudia is also proud of her OTT-only newscast for the 2018 Midterm Election. The show reached more than 100,000 viewers on a platform that is still new and growing for KGUN 9.
She also has extensive digital experience, producing several long-form stories for Sweeps pieces and other significant events in Southern Arizona.
Claudia also enjoys field-producing on special projects, like the unveiling of the Lute Olsen statue at UA. She’s also the producer for a Southern Arizona favorite: Absolutely Arizona. It’s an enterprise series that Claudia works on. She sets up interviews, edits, and field-produces for the series.
You can see some of her finest work on her website; claudkellyb.wixsite.com .
Claudia is thrilled to be in Tucson and looks forward to learning all about the Old Pueblo and exploring the community.
In her spare time, Claudia loves to sing, go outdoors for a hike, and read. She is a big UGA fan and always will be, GO DAWGS!