Claudia Cautillo brings more than a decade of news experience to her role as Producer of CTV News At Five.
Claudia was the acting assignment editor at CTV News Ottawa from March 2020 until August 2021, covering the assignment desk as the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold. She was part of a team that played a key role in sharing urgent and valuable information with Ottawa residents throughout the fluctuating pandemic.
Claudia has also worked as a reporter and Multi-Skilled Journalist in the CTV Ottawa newsroom contributing to television, radio and digital news platforms.
Claudia joined CTV Ottawa as a general assignment reporter in 2011.
She has reported on everything from provincial and municipal elections, to extreme weather and crime. Her work has taken her across the city and Eastern Ontario region.
Her work has also aired on CTV National News, CTV News Channel, and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio.
Claudia got her start in journalism as a print reporter for a community newspaper in Toronto, where she focused on city politics.
She then joined CTV News Channel where she worked as a chase producer and writer in one of the country’s biggest national newsrooms.
During her time there, Claudia honed her skills working on a variety of national and international stories, including the 2008 federal election, the 2011 tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, and U.S. President Obama’s inauguration.
Claudia has a curious nature and commitment to sharing news content and current affairs interviews that are compelling and informative.
She is a graduate from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism.
Claudia is a classically trained pianist, and can speak French and Italian.
She loves exploring cities on foot and jumps at the chance to travel to new places. Thailand and Italy are among the favourite countries she has visited.
Claudia also enjoys exploring the beautiful Capital region with her family and friends.