KNXV-TV ABC15 Arizona, Phoenix,
Arizona Reporter (June, 2017 – present)
-Experienced, respected, trusted and motivated award-winning Spanish-speaking TV reporter responsible for
pitching hard-hitting “Taking Action” story ideas, editing, writing packages for the 4, 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
-Worked under extremely tight deadlines to turn multiple stories a day with multiple angles to advance story -Focused on excellent, strong, compelling storytelling to captivate and engage audience
-Proficient and experienced ‘one-man-band’ reporter capable of handling all aspects of a news room and shooting, writing, editing, producing own stories exercising great time-management and prioritizing skills.
-Innovated well-well-researched stories to have a cutting-edge, attention-grabbing presentation -Engage audience on social media to generate impressions, interactions, and generate broad appeal
-prepare scripts for ABC15 on-air, abc15.com, and ABC15 Mobile App.
-Strong understanding of the Phoenix market and its communities, especially the Hispanic community.
KTVX-TV ABC4 News/KUCW-TV Utah’s CW 30, Salt Lake City, Utah
Morning Reporter/MMJ (Feb. 2015 – June, 2017)
-Respected and motivated award-winning Spanish speaking reporter —working under tight deadlines — responsible for pitching story ideas, editing, writing, setting up own live shots, going live for Good Morning Utah, Midday at 11 a.m., ABC4 News at 4 p.m., and Utah’s CW 30 at 9 p.m. broadcast throughout Utah and parts of Wyoming and Idaho.
-Responsible for writing web scripts for good4utah.com and Facebook, engaging with my audience over social media on the following platforms: Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram, and good4utah.com -Covered a wide range of topics including: religion, investigative stories, enterprise stories, Latino communi- ty issues, health, politics, crime, the courts, feature, military, and others.
KAET-TV Cronkite NewsWatch, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Anchor/Reporter (Aug 2010 – May 2011)
-bilingual award-winning hard news TV news reporter in the top college broadcast journalism program in the country
-Covered politics, the environment, immigration, social justice issues, minority issues, and sports in the nation’s 12th market
-Researched stories and scheduled interviews. Shot, wrote and edited my own packages for broadcast under tight deadlines.
-Anchored live newscast that reaches over 1 million viewers a day
-Collaborated with reporters, producers, and directors to produce the #1 award-winning student run newscast in the country
-Traveled in and out of the state for live TV broadcasts
KAET-TV Cronkite NewsWatch En Español, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Bilingual Reporter (Jan 2011- May, 2011)
-bilingual award-winning TV news reporter in the nation’s top college broadcast journalism program -Reported on issues important to Arizona’s Hispanic community such as immigration, healthcare, and education
-Traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to report on immigration
FSAZ-TV Sun Devils 101, Fox Sports Arizona
Sports Reporter (Jan 2011 – May, 2011)
-On-air personality reporting for the 30-minute sports show
-Worked in team setting to shoot, write, schedule interviews, and edit stories for broadcast
-Produced the 30 minute sports show and worked alongside Fox Sports TV producers -Utilized social media (Facebook, Twitter) to promote the show and highlight key stories
KPNX-TV/12 News, Phoenix, AZ Reporting/Online Intern (May 2010- Aug, 2010)
-Assisted producers, directors, online coordinators, reporters and anchors in developing newscast -Managed the KPNX webpage
-Worked with software (AVID) cut video and produce content for the newscast
-followed trending topics in real time to keep KPNX webpage up-to-date
-Shadowed 12 News reporters on their daily reporting duties
-Helped produce an evening newscast by writing copy, editing video, and gathering b-roll to use on the show
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
B.A. Broad- cast Journalism & Pre-Health Studies Minor, May 2011
-Admitted as a reporter/anchor for two semesters to Cronkite NewsWatch
-Sports reporter for Sun Devils 101, a sports magazine-style TV show
– bilingual reporter to Cronkite NewsWatch En Español; Spanish format newscast -Delta Chi Fraternity, Xi Pledge Class Vice-President
Honors and Awards
–1st Place – Online News Reporting – “24 hours at the border reveals region that defies stereotypes” – Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Awards
–1st Place – Sports: General Reporting – “Professional Boxer Speaks Out About Shooting” – Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Awards
–1st Place – News Feature – “Junk Mail Kid’s Request Goes Viral, Mailman Delivers” – Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Awards
–1st Place – Health: Enterprise Reporting – “Hepatitis C Scare Prompts Response From Ogden Hospital” – Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Awards
–1st Place – Breaking News Story – “Reports of Shots Fired, SWAT Responds” – Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Awards
–1st Place – A&E Single Story – “World Famous Pianist Headlines Utah Symphony’s 75th Anniversary” – Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Awards
–2nd Place – Television: General News – “West Jordan Middle School Teachers Save Student’s Life” – Society of Professional Journalists, 2016 Utah Journalism Awards
–2nd Place – Television: Multimedia Journalist – “New F-35 Fighter Jets Arrive At Hill Air Force Base” – Society of Professional Journalists, 2016 Utah Journalism Awards
–2nd Place – News Feature – “Cruise Ship Baby Finally Home in Utah” – Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Awards
–3rd Place – Television: Minority Issues – “Junk Mail Kid” – Society of Professional Journalists, 2016 Utah Journalism Awards
–8th Place – Multimedia Team Reporting – “24 Hours at the Border” – 2012 Hearst Journalism Awards
–Honorable Mention – Television Hard News Reporting – “Haiti Amputee Soccer” – 2011 BEA Festival of Media Arts, Student News Competition
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