About Aldo

BILINGUAL MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST/REPORTER/ANCHOR

Aldo Vazquez is an award winning bilingual multimedia journalist in Phoenix, Arizona.   He started his career in Salt Lake City, Utah, reporting for the ABC affiliate in 2015.  In 2017, Aldo joined the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, as a reporter.

16298689_388931574789751_6135224525526558350_nAs a multimedia journalist he is responsible for coming up with story ideas, producing, shooting and editing his own work, as well as setting up his own live shots and reporting live from the field, especially on breaking news situations.   Aldo is highly trained in all aspects of the newsroom and takes pride in functioning as a “one-man band,” but also as a participating member of a team.

Aldo was born in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico, and came to the 13654415_288675358148707_4149058927960718387_nUnited States when he was two years old.  He is the first in his family to learn English, assimilate into American culture and graduate from an American university.

His love and passion for journalism began when he joined Yearbook club in high school. By his senior year he was the Editor-in-Chief.  He also got his first taste of broadcast television as he anchored the school’s morning announcements.

15107351_351791701837072_4591847791424496895_nAldo attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Pre-Health.

During his time at Cronkite he was an anchor/reporter for Cronkite News, the school’s flagship program -a program that reaches over 1 million people daily. He was also a bilingual reporter for Cronkite News En Español that aired on Television, as well as a sports reporter for Sun Devils 101 that aired on FoxSportsAZ.

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As a general assignment reporter  he has covered a wide range of stories.  The recovery efforts following  the largest natural disaster in Utah’s history after a flood killed 13 women and children in the polygamist towns of Hildale, Utah/Colorado City Arizona, the high profile case of a Utah man imprisoned in a Venezuelan jail accused of being an American spy,  exposing a charter school who had hired a man accused of sexually assaulting a student,  and breaking the viral story of a woman who was hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria.

Cronkite alumni Katherine Fitzgerald (’16), sports reporter at The Arizona Republic, Cydney Henderson (’16), Life NOW Reporter at USA Today, Lynnie Nguyen (’15), digital marketing program manager at U-Haul International, Kalia Pang (’10), senior public relations specialists at Sprouts Famers Market, and Aldo Vazquez (’11), a reporter at ABC15, discuss today’s media jobs in this panel discussion led by Michael Wong, director of career services at the Cronkite School. Photos by Marcus Chormicle

Aldo played a key role in earning Cronkite News the title of “Nations #1 Newscast,” by the Broadcast Education Association. In 2011, Aldo received an honorable mention in the Hard News Category at the BEA Student News Competition for his story on the Haitian amputee soccer team’s visit to Arizona to raise awareness about the nation’s struggle after the 7.0 earthquake that devastated the island country in 2010. In 2012, he received the Society of Professional Journalists 1st Place Mark of Excellence Award in Online News Reporting for his story about a region of the Arizona-Mexico border that defies common border town stereotypes. That same year, Aldo along with several other members of his news team placed in the Top 10 at the Hearst Journalism Awards in the Multimedia Team Reporting category for their special edition newscast, “24 Hours at the Border.”  Since then he has been the recipient of several other awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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