Jessica Diaz-Hurtado is a Colombian-Salvadoran trilingual multimedia storyteller and creative. She is a writer, editor, documentary photographer, video and audio producer curious to tell nuanced stories. Her work has been published with Remezcla, Latina Magazine, Sounds and Colours, NPR, and WAMU. She is also the co-founder and was the editorial and social media lead for the Necia Media Collective.
In her past lives she performed spoken word poetry around the U.S., was an English teacher in Colombia, and an award winning documentary filmmaker in Brazil.
When she returned from freelancing in Latin America, she was named the 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow in D.C. where she reported and produced stories on music, entrepreneurship, cultural production, transnational identity, race and gender. She also co-hosted and edited NPR's Alt.Latino covering Latin American music. Most recently she was a producer on NPR's 1A. As part of NPR Dallas' KERA, her and her team have won a Texas AP Broadcaster Award for Best Investigative Report and 2 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best New Series and Best Continuing Coverage.
She is currently a freelance multimedia journalist available for stories, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org