Mar. 2011 –

Concepts Completos/Complete Concepts

Los Angeles, CA

Founder: Filmmaker/Producer/Web Editor and Designer

*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 narratives in their entirety, including online content.

*Masa Revolution: The Backstreet to the American Dream is a feature documentary for theatrical release about Mexican-immigrant entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, and the foundation they’ve set for the food truck phenomenon. This grassroots story highlights their ongoing struggle for social justice in the shadows of what’s become a global pop-culture boom.

*Responsibilities include field video production, video editing, sound design, WordPress web design, producing specialized online content, maximizing content for SEO capabilities, and successful social media marketing that has lead to 13,000 Facebook followers for Masa Revolution.

July 2006 –
Mar. 2011

Southern California Public Radio/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.

Oct. 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

Aug. 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.

Sept. 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

Feb. 2000 –
Mar. 2001


Syracuse, NY

Fill-in Anchor/General Assignment Reporter:

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

Aug. 1997 –
Feb. 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 –
Aug. 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


Apr. 2003 –
Oct. 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 –
Dec. 2003

Buenos Aires Herald

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


National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

I’m a longtime member and served as a mentor for several years on the student multimedia project, “El Noticiero.”

Society of Professional Journalists

Southern California Chapter


Bilingual English & Spanish

Speaking, Writing and Reading



Owner/Operator of a Professional Camera Package: Sony HVR-Z5U Professional HDV Camcorder with Flash Memory Recorder and 64GB 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.

Native user of Apple computers, Adobe Creative Cloud, AP News Center and Newsmaker


I’m proficient at all aspects of multitrack non-linear audio editing and sound design with advanced skills on FCP 7 and intermediate on Adobe Premiere Pro CC.  Also knowledgeable at Pro Tools, Dalet and Audacity.


I’m proficient at all aspects of multitrack non-linear video editing with advanced skills on FCP 7 and intermediate on Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Web Design

I manage web content and design control over Additional responsibilities include selecting a WordPress theme, design layout, compressing images for optimal loading speed and enhanced SEO, connecting multimedia content and social media links.  Design example and editorial example

Social Media Marketing

I seek new ways via popular cell phone apps to connect with friends, foodies and social justice advocates about the documentary Masa Revolution.  My successful social media marketing that has lead to 13,000 Facebook followers for Masa Revolution.

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

Dec. 2007 –
February 2008

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Health Journalism Fellowship

Dec. 2006 –
February 2007

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Health Journalism Fellowship


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