Maria Elena is a multimedia journalist and communicator with knowledge of storytelling techniques for digital and traditional media platforms.


7/15 – 4/16

Senior Producer News

AL Jazeera America — TV — Maslow Media Group Details
7/15 – 4/16

* Spearheaded coverage plans for Pope Francis visit to the United States in 2015 and the United States Presidential Campaign of 2016. Researched and pitched unique stories and coordinated deliverables with newsgathering teams including video segments, live reporting, and elements for social media platforms. * Identified and executed news coverage under tight deadlines, including breaking news events. Collaborated with special beat correspondents -covering Economics, Social Justice, and Politics- and executive producers to plan and produce coverage of future events overseeing and rearranging the deployment schedule constantly.

7/07 – 1/15

Field Producer (Camera - Editor) News Station

TV — Al Jazeera English Details
7/07 – 1/15

* Researched and pitched high-quality stories with a focus on strong visuals and storytelling in a highly deadline-driven environment. Often conducted interviews and acted as a producer and videographer – editor for video pieces. * Produced, filmed, and edited multi-platform stories in over eight countries in Latin America and the United States, managing the production flow and deployment logistics. * Managed a pool of freelance producers and video journalist for the production of high-quality stories for Al Jazeera English.


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Class of '04

University of Denver

Master of Art in International Human Rights


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Producing
  • Editing
  • Social Media
  • Field Producing
  • Shooting
  • Interviewing