Executive Producer, elevating conversations and stories that speak to a diverse audience.
I am an executive producer and writer with extensive experience in storytelling: breaking news, digital, emerging platforms and documentary. I have worked with startups and traditional media, and specialize in creating structure and improving on a current structure.
I value equity and equality, originality and women’s voices. I strive to create a culture where my team — and audience — feels heard and respected. I have led editorial teams and hosted dozens of workshops.
I read, write and speak fluent Spanish and enjoy finding new documentaries to binge-watch.
Responsible for producing innovative storytelling content that is on-brand and has strong editorial judgement. Developed roadmap for production and led the editorial planning of Univision’s award-winning bilingual weekly show, Real America with Jorge Ramos.
Producer, Researcher, Writer
(2015 – 2019)
Created documentaries and produced segments for television and digital platforms. Specialties include research, field production, scripting and post-production. Researcher for digital media and documentary storytelling projects (national and international media organizations) that include investigative work and data collection. Reported and wrote on Hispanic issues, food and travel trends, news articles, profiles and more. Voice Over talent for documentaries and more.
Covered national and international news for daily and weekly television shows. Produced and reported for America with Jorge Ramos, a newsmagazine-style show. Produced and reported on documentaries, special reports and investigations.
Video, Print Reporter at The Associated Press
(2004 – 2014)
Wrote print and broadcast copy while also producing video pieces for national, breaking or spot news. Traveled to breaking news and reported on deadline for AP television, radio and print. Supervised and coordinated news coverage with photographers and other reporters. Produced multimedia projects and generated story ideas for coverage that included enterprise reporting, from entertainment to lifestyle and travel. Handled all Spanish-language video content in Florida. Managed The Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Board and state contest. Led audio and video storytelling workshops for print journalists across Florida Coordinated stringers and reporters during elections. Supervised and mentored interns in the Miami control bureau.
2021 Gracies Award, Original Online Programming-Standalone Video, Real America with Jorge Ramos for “#IAMVANESSAGUILLEN”
2021 News Emmy nomination, Real America with Jorge Ramos, “Eye of the Hurricane”
2020 Edward R. Murrow, First Place, Real America with Jorge Ramos for “Border Issues”
2020 Two News Emmy nominations, Real America with Jorge Ramos, for “Detained by a Dictator” and “Interview with a Dictator”
2019 ONA Digital Video Storytelling, First Place, Real America with Jorge Ramos
2019 “John Moore” feature, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, First Place in TV/Online Video Journalism Latino Issues
2018 Green Eyeshade Awards, First Place in Documentaries category for “Undocumented On Campus”
2015-2016 “World Bank” investigation recognized for several awards, including from Online News Association, Overseas Press Club of America and the Gold Keyboard Award
2004 Sunshine State Award presented by the Society of Professional Journalists for “Going Bare” investigation with WTVJ, NBC6
2004 “Front Page” radio series awarded Society of Professional Journalists in Florida
Founding member of the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists & former national board member. Online News Association member.
Florida International University, Master of Science in Global Strategic Communications
The University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication-News
Minor in Spanish