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The results are in.  The NAHJ Chicago chapter has elected its new board for 2020.   This year, all the nominees who stepped up ran uncontested. The newest addition to the board is Marissa Parra, a reporter at CBS 2 Chicago.  Parra will serve as Secretary.  Carly Luque, an Assignment Desk Editor at CBS 2 Chicago, will once again lead the…

The NAHJ Chicago Chapter is holding its 2020/2021 board elections. Consider taking your membership one step further by running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or Social Media Coordinator. Keep in mind, our board members take their roles seriously. This is a “working board” that strives to accomplish having #MoreLatinosInNews. Plan to meet (virtually) at least once a month. Each…

In a possibly unprecedented double win, NAHJ Chicago member Michael Puente wins “Best Radio Reporter” by the Indiana Associate Press Broadcasters Association and the Chicago Headline Club for 2018.   It does not appear any other radio reporter has ever won that award from both associations, and in different states, in the same year.   Puente, a WBEZ-FM reporter, won…

Carly Luque for President Bio: Carly is an Emmy Award winning assignment editor for CBS 2 Chicago. She joined the station in September 2003 from WLS-TV where she worked as a desk assistant and field producer since 2000. Carly is fluent in Spanish, was born in Venezuela and studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. Carly grew up in the south suburbs…

“It’s been three of the most rewarding years of my professional career,” says Natalie Martinez of her time spent on the NAHJ Chicago board.   Martinez is taking a temporary break to focus on the birth of her daughter who is due this June. Martinez came on board as Vice President in 2015.  Two years ago, she was voted in…

South Bend became Diana Gutiérrez’s home shortly after graduating from DePaul University when she became ABC 57- WBND’s general assignment multimedia journalist in 2016. For almost two years, Gutierrez presented visually rich and objective news pieces that gave a voice to Elkhart County’s diverse community. And now, Gutiérrez, a bilingual journalist, announced her homecoming by becoming WCIU-The Jam’s newest morning…

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Chicago Chapter, would like to thank the sponsors and attendees of our Nuevo Comienzo 2018. Thanks to your generosity, this year we surpassed our goal and raised over $5,000. These funds will help us grant scholarships to Latino journalism students in the Chicago area and help send one of our members the upcoming national convention…

Please take the time to review the 2017-2018 NAHJ Chicago Board candidates.  Voting will begin on 9/20.   FOR PRESIDENT: Natalie Martinez What a busy and wonderful year we've had together! I'd like to do it again: the Natalie2.0 version! I feel like we've really grown as a chapter, and I have a LOT I'd still like to do with…

We are proud to announce the NAHJ Chicago 2017 Scholarship winners.  The chapter was able to raise an unprecedented $6500 this year.  After reviewing a pool of candidates we've found our top four recipients.  Three deserving students will receive $2000. And for the first-time, we are introducing a $500 Digital Scholarship which is graciously sponsored by Chicago's De La Salle…

As we continue our  NAHJ membership drive we would like to introduce you to one of our newest members, photojournalist Cristina Fletes.   Cristina is a Staff Photographer / Videographer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a part of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography awarded to the photography staff at the Post-Dispatch…

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