Award-winning reporter/anchor experienced in national and local news. Strong skills in storytelling and investigative reporting. Dynamic live presence. Fluent in Spanish and Mandarin.
AL JAZEERA AMERICA, Dallas, TX 2013 – 2016
Covered breaking news, investigative and enterprise stories in the American Southwest and Mexico. Launched network’s Dallas Bureau.
- Surpassed expectations for breadth and depth of packages and live shots on breaking news events like Ebola, Texas flooding and the Pope’s visit to Mexico
- Commended by company president for quantity, depth and tenacity of reports
- Developed strong network of sources by winning trust with professionalism and strong record of stories
- Held the powerful accountable on issues ranging from police shootings to immigration to politics
- Became network’s go-to reporter for immigration topics
- Great attitude and willingness for teamwork enabled record of success
YNN (NEWS 8 AUSTIN), Austin, TX 2007 – 2013
Evening Anchor, 2011-2013
Solo anchor for nightly evening news on Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news channel. Guided editorial decisions and mentored reporters and producers. Moderated political forums and represented company at community events.
- Lead team to increase stories and live shot productivity
- Lead team workshops to improve quality of writing
- Increased company’s social media and web presence
Weekend Anchor, 2011-2011
Solo anchor for weekend morning newscasts.
- Rapidly promoted to Evening Anchor
Reporter, 2007 – 2011
Multiplatform general assignment reporter. Shot and edited packages.
- Lead shows with breaking news and investigative stories
- Winner of multiple awards, including the Headliners Investigative Journalism Award and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism
AT9-TV, Galapagos, Ecuador 2006 – 2007
Spanish-language television station covering news on the Galapagos Islands
- Trained staff in television newsgathering
- First non-native Spanish speaker to work on-air
- Directed documentary that exposed sex trafficking on the islands, an official selection at various U.S. film festivals
Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Spanish
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
2010 Headliners Award for Investigative Journalism
2010 Texas AP Broadcast Award: Best Investigative
2010 Austin Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Media Award
2009 Texas AP Broadcast Award: Best General Assignment
2008 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism