Sibila Vargas is thrilled to be one the newest members of Carolina’s Family. The Award winning and Emmy Nominated journalist Anchors the early Morning and Midday newscasts at WSPA.
Right before coming to the Upstate Sibila anchored the Evening Newscast at NBC’s flagship station alongside Legendary Newsman Chuck Scarborough . During her tenure at WNBC she covered major Breaking stories including the 2015’s East Village Gas Explosion, Amtrak’s train derailment in Philadelphia, and Pope Francis’s Historic visit to the United States. She and the WNBC team received multiple Emmy Nominations.
Early in her career, Sibila, who considered herself quite shy, never dreamed of being in front of the camera. Juggling her time between the New York Post and local station WPIX, She decided to give “the on camera thing” a try after being persuaded by a colleague. It wasn’t long before she was on her way to Hollywood to serve as a correspondent for Paramount’s Nationally Syndicated show Real TV!
In 2004, Sibila was recognized by the producers of “The View.” She was asked to audition Live for a co-host position. That 3 day live audition caught the attention of CNN, which hired her to be their Entertainment Anchor and Correspondent. When she wasn’t doing live reports for “AC360” and “The Situation Room,” she was on the red carpet interviewing A-list celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or hosting The Network’s Golden Globe and Academy Award specials. Sibila has been featured in several movies including “America’s Sweethearts” and “Desert Saints” and has also had several roles in television shows such as “NCIS” and “ER.”
In 2007, She was part of the CNN’s team coverage of the Tsunami in Indonesia for which she received a Columbia Dupont and Peabody Award. Feeling the pull to get back to her hard news roots, Sibila set off to Houston Texas, where she worked as a Morning anchor for the Fox station. At KRIV She was part of the station’s wall to wall coverage of Hurricane Ike and was recognized by the Associated Press for her work behind the anchor desk.
Sibila returned to Los Angeles to Anchor the Morning and Midday Newscast at KCBS, which received a Golden Mike award during her tenure there. Sibila covered several breaking stories including Japan’s 2010 devastating 9.0 earthquake and Tsunami and the Manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner.
During her very busy schedule, Sibila frequently visited her sister-in-law and family who live in Greenville. It was during those visits that she developed a love for the Carolinas. 10 years later, Sibila, her husband, two sons and little dog Daisy are delighted to call the Upstate home!