Jessica Diaz-Hurtado is a Colombian-Salvadoran storyteller.
As a writer, editor, documentary and audio producer, she’s constantly curious to tell nuanced stories. Her work has been published with publications such as Remezcla, Girlboss, NPR, and Newsy.
From producing documentaries in South America to reporting around the U.S., she’s committed in telling stories of how marginalized communities use art and culture to empower themselves. She was a 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow in Washington D.C. where she reported and produced stories on music, entrepreneurship, cultural production, transnational identity, race and gender. As part of NPR Dallas' KERA, she reported on a team series tackling gentrification in West Dallas, winning a Texas AP Broadcaster Award for Best Investigative Report and two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best New Series and Best Continuing Coverage.
Most recently she was a documentary producer with Newsy focusing on women of color, health and migration. She also was the recent Lifestyle and Features Editor at She Shreds Magazine, a platform focused on women musicians. Occasionally she co-hosts on NPR's Alt.Latino covering Latinx music and cultura. And of course, she’s a writer everywhere.
Before jumping into journalism and content production, she was a performer, spoken word artist and poet. She recently found herself back into poetry and is currently working on her first chapbook, marea, with a early 2020 release date.
Jessica is currently serving as an Annenberg Media Fellow at the University of Southern California.
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