“The people who inspire me are the ones nobody knows. The people who every day, in the worst situations in the world, still get up and try to hold life together.”
— Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Indira Eskieva is a Multimedia Journalist and Senior Reporter at CN2 News in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In her reports, she draws from her personal experiences as a former war refugee and first-generation immigrant.
Indira is originally from Grozny, Russia. Her family spent several years living in Europe before immigrating to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2003. In 2010, Indira returned to post-war Grozny, Russia to attend high school. She graduated in 2013. These were formative years that eventually led Indira to pursue a career in journalism.
Some of her notable stories at CN2 News include the murder trial of a former law enforcement officer accused of killing his wife, her coverage on the South Carolina Board of Paroles and Pardons, the impacts of the Opioid Epidemic on rural communities, and South Carolina’s domestic violence crisis.
Indira speaks both English and Russian fluently. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Communication Studies. She also holds an A.A.S in Business Administration. In 2019, she was nominated for Multimedia Journalist of the Year in the Carolinas (Div. II, RTDNAC).