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NAHJ member Virginia Matos has been promoted to executive producer of ABC 7 Chicago's 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekday newscasts. She is the first Latina to hold that position at the station.Matos, who was most recently the producer of the 4:30 p.m. newscast, started her career at the station as an intern for Janet Davies "I've spent half of…

The NAHJ Chicago chapter has elected its new board for 2021. Carly Luque, an assignment manager at Fox 32 Chicago, will lead the board as president for another term. Marissa Parra, a reporter at CBS 2 Chicago, was elected as vice president. Paulina Wysocka, an on-air KISS-FM personality, will continue with her role as treasurer. And Diana Gutierrez, a morning…

The Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has selected its 2021 scholarship recipient. Maria Marta Guzman is a bilingual journalist at DePaul University. Her extensive internships, work opportunities and samples make her stand out as the type of journalist we need in newsrooms. Maria will be awarded $5,000 to help fund her college career, and help NAHJ…

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter is excited to announce that we are offering one $5,000 scholarship/stipend for Latino students. NAHJ scholarship opportunities are open to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital or photojournalism.  Students attending four-year colleges and universities in Illinois and Illinois residents are eligible to apply.…

We are proud and happy to share that we have presented the checks to our three 2020 scholarship winners. https://youtu.be/DzpGiqKqTn8 The Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists  Chicago would like to congratulate Richard Requena, Luis Velazquez, and Samantha Aguilar for their dedication and eagerness to continue their path into journalism.  We need every single one of you, your passion, care,…

The Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has selected its three 2020 scholarship recipients.  Each student will be awarded $4,000 to help fund their college career and help the organization achieve its goal of getting more Latinos in our newsrooms. This is all possible thanks to the support of NAHJ Chicago members and sponsors. During our annual "Nuevo…

Baseball is back and nobody is more excited than NAHJ Chicago member Andy Martinez. This winter he was hired by Marquee Sports Network, the recently launched Chicago Cubs TV network as a Cubs contributor reporter and working on social media for the new TV home of the Cubbies. It’s a dream job of sorts for Martinez who grew up a…

  It's that time of the year again! NAHJ Chicago is officially accepting applications for our annual scholarships for Latino students. This year, we are offering 3 separate $4,000 scholarships to help Latino students fund their education. This is all possible thanks to the support of NAHJ Chicago members and sponsors. During our annual "Nuevo Comienzo" fundraiser in February 2020,…

Some good news to share following the end of Chicago’s Spanish language newspaper, HOY. NAHJ Chicago Board member and former HOY Reporter Laura Rodriguez will be joining the Chicago Tribune newsroom as a Latino Community Journalist. Tribune Media made the decision to shut down operations on December 13.  The move affected seven employees, including Rodriguez. The company offered all employees…

Her name is Yukare Nakayama. That’s [ YOO-kah-ray] [NAH-kah-yah-mah].  And she’s a proud Latina journalist and new NAHJ Chicago member. Nakayama was just hired on as ABC 7 Chicago’s newest Community Journalist but the American University grad is no stranger to the area.  Nakayame grew up in north suburban Highwood and  previously worked at the CBS/Fox Rock Island, Illinois affiliate.   Getting to know Yukare:…

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