Journalism has been a passion of Julian’s since he was in grade school. As a child he was captivated by sharing news with the public, specifically telling the stories of minorities in the United States – being Hispanic himself. In the 10th grade, he created his own news website titled Noticias de la Nueva Generación. He used the website platform to produce short news video segments.
Julian’s journalism experience in high school led him to become an assured admission student at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this past year, he has been active in the MJ school’s daily news shows, Carolina Now and Carolina Ahora. He has been responsible for producing as well as occasionally anchoring each show. In the Spring 2019 semester, he received the peer-nominated MVP award for my dedication and work within both shows.
In the summer of 2019, Julian was a Digital Media Intern at La Noticia, a Spanish-language newspaper located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He aided in publishing pre-written content onto their website as well as scheduling posts on social media. He also published an article for the newspaper about the recent unrest within Puerto Rico’s government. In the spring of 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, Julian was hired again by La Noticia as a full-time reporter, and worked with the organization until May 2021. Each week, he covered a variety of topics relating to the Latinx community in North Carolina.
In the summer of 2021, Julian was selected as a NAHJ-NBC News Summer Fellow, where he was selected to work with the streaming platform NBC News NOW. His role included pitching stories for daily and future segments, creating graphics and editing the best video and sound for my assigned stories. During his fellowship, he also attended numerous mentoring sessions and workshops which solidified my passion for TV news and production.
After graduating from college, Julian would like to become a TV news reporter or anchor, covering news involving the Latinx community.