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March 2011 – Current

Concepts Completos/Complete Concepts

Los Angeles, CA

Founder: Producer, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

*Concepts Completos is an independent multimedia production company specializing in stories that are best told in English and Spanish. We cross language barriers, national frontiers and media platforms to present stories in their entirety.

*The documentary feature film for theatrical release about the international food truck phenomenon, Masa Revolution is our first project. In it, we chronicle the humble beginnings of traditional taco trucks, primarily operated by Mexican immigrants, and capture the celebrity chef craze, restaurant conflicts, and social media’s influence on the national movement.

July 2006 – March 2011

KPCC News 89.3 FM (NPR Affiliate)

Los Angeles, CA

Reporter: Health, Immigration and Housing
*Duties included multiple live two-ways during breaking news, writing spot news under tight deadline. I routinely produce several long-form features simultaneously.
*It’s the most listened to public radio station in Southern California. KPCC broadcasts 30 daily newscasts. It’s won more awards than any other local station.

October 2004 – June 2006

WLRN Miami Herald News 91.3 FM (NPR Affiliate)

Miami, FL

Fill-in Anchor/General Assignment Reporter

*Filed live two-ways and short spots during breaking news and hurricanes

*Anchored afternoon newscasts and produced spots for 18 daily newscasts

*Produced a 5-part special project on a tight, coordinated deadline

August 2002 – June 2004

National Public Radio, Marketplace,

The World (co-produced by the BBC World Service)

Buenos Aires, AR

International Correspondent

*Enterprised politically/economically driven spots and features about Argentina’s worst-ever social, economic and political crisis. I covered Argentina’s controversial 2003 presidential elections. I’ve traveled across South America and filed stories about child banana farmers in Ecuador; politically-inspired rap music and AIDS in Colombia; and how ex-pat Americans contribute to Costa Rica’s booming economy.

September 2001 – June 2002

WFUV 90.7 FM (NPR Affiliate)

Fordham University, NY

Fill-in Anchor/NYC Bureau Chief

*Covered NYC’s 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and tracked the city’s early recovery

*Anchored headline newscast during prime morning/afternoon commutes

February 2000 – March 2001

WTVH CBS 5 / WSYT FOX 8

Syracuse, NY

Fill-in Anchor/ General Assignment Reporter

*Reported live daily from news scenes for the Noon, 5pm, 6pm, 11pm and 10pm shows

August 1997 – February 2000

Central Florida News 13

Orlando, FL

Fill-in Anchor/ General Assignment Reporter

*Joined start-up-staff as one-man band reporter (report, shot and edited my stories)

*Frequently responsible for multiple live shots at 24-hour local newschannel

June 1992 – August 1997

KTTV FOX 11 “Good Day LA”

Los Angeles, CA

Coordinating Producer/Segment Producer/Field Producer

*Wrote packages; coordinated live reporter hits and booked guests for live morning show

*Associate Producer on ½-hour documentary, “KTTV- A 45 Year Legacy”

*Joined start-up team as P.A. before show launched

Print


April 2003 – October 2004

Latin Trade Magazine

*Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I enterprised and wrote economic features with ties to North and South America for the pan-regional business monthly is based in Miami, Florida.

July 2002 – December 2003

Buenos Aires Herald

*I enterprised and wrote feature stories for Argentina’s main English daily newspaper.

Affiliations


National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

I’m a longtime member and committed mentor on the student multimedia summer project, “El Noticiero.”

Society of Professional Journalists

Southern California Chapter

Languages


Bilingual English & Spanish

Speaking, Writing and Reading

Skills


Production

Owner/Operator of a Professional Camera Package: Sony HVR-Z5U Professional HDV Camcorder with Flash Memory Recorder and memory cards, Sony wireless handheld microphone and bodypack lavaliers, Manfrotto aluminum monopod, Manfrotto aluminum tripod with liquid head, studio and ENG light kits with gels.

MacBook Pro, AP News Center and Newsmaker

Audio

Pro Tools, Adobe and Dalet

Video

I’m an accomplished video and still photographer. I’m proficient at linear and nonlinear editing, including Adobe, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro and AVID.

Continuing Education


December 2009

Fellow at the Knight Digital Media Center at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Web 2.0 Training: Geotagging photos, map mash-ups, SEO-smart blog posts, publication widgets, shooting HD video and editing on Final Cut Pro.
May – August 2009

Senior Fellow: USC Annenberg School for Communication

Health Journalism Fellowship
May 2008

International Center for Journalism

Covering Disasters
December 2007 – February 2008

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Health Journalism Fellowship
December 2006 – February 2007

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Health Journalism Fellowship

Education


May 2002

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Science
June 1991

University of California at Los Angeles

B.A. in Political Science
1991, 2007

Vocal Awareness Institute, Inc.

Private study in all aspects of broadcast technique