ANA CEBALLOS

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EXPERIENCE

Associated Press

March 2017 - May 2017

Florida Legislative Relief Reporter

  • Was assigned a wide-range policy portfolio that included contentious immigration and environmental issues impacting the nation's largest swing state
  • Worked to develop legislative sources in a hyper-competitive media environment
  • Quickly learned both the policy and politics that drive a nationally-watched Legislature

Self-employed

December 2016 - Present

Freelancer

  • Chronicle the lives of Haitian and Central American migrants who are trying to assimilate in Tijuana, Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.
  • Photograph migrants day-to-day routines inside beleaguered shelters in the border city
  • Report on policy-fueled protests, litigation and issues impacting Tijuana and San Diego

Monterey County Weekly

September 2015 - November 2016

Reporter, Social Media Manager

  • Covered criminal justice issues in a gang-ridden county dubbed as California's "youth murder capital"
  • Focused on local policies under the power of a new sheriff that affected hundreds of undocumented families and workers
  • Curated content for the web, social media accounts and an annual features magazine
  • Balanced breaking news with investigative projects reported over the course of several months

Monterey County Herald

June 2014 - September 2015

Reporter

  • Reported on criminal justice issues, including jury trials for gang kingpins, the largest police corruption case in Monterey County history and a high-profile child torture case
  • Maintained a highly source-driven reporting style when covering the tight-knit law enforcement beat
  • Produced photos, videos and infographics for online stories

Voice of San Diego

January - May 2014
Reporting Intern

  • Analyzed public records, budgets and other document to produce in-depth news stories about local policies and profiles
  • Used Google analytics to produce weekly newsletters

San Diego Union Tribune

August - December 2013
Reporting Intern
• Covered fires, robberies and homicides, and amassed more than 80 bylines for the largest daily paper in San Diego County
• Selected as the sole public safety intern out of a pool of a dozen candidates

Trentonian

Trenton, New Jersey
June - August 2013
Reporting Intern
• Covered news events that made national headlines including a Princeton University bomb scare
• Wrote about immigration, local government, education an features on murder victims

The Daily Aztec

May 2010 - June 2014
Managing Editor, Assistant News Editor, Reporter
• Supervised daily content, the paper's design and a staff of 50 students for the campus newspaper
• Curated social media content

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism Minor in International Studies San Diego State University May 2014

Photographic Arts Certificate

University of California, San Diego January - December 2013

Universidade de Santa Catarina do Sul Portuguese, Portuguese August - December 2011

AWARDS

2013 Roy W. Howard National Reporting Competition recipient

Second Place San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award, 2012

AFFILIATIONS

Chips Quinn Scholar

National Association of Hispanic Journalists member

Online News Association member

SKILLS

Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (fluent) and Portuguese (intermediate)

Web: Google Analytics, WordPress, Excel, LexisNexis

Audio: Audacity

Visual: InDesign, Final Cut Pro

REFERENCES

Gary Fineout, Associated Press reporter, gfineout@ap.org

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press reporter, bfarrington@ap.org

Sara Rubin, Monterey County Weekly editor, sara@mcweekly.com

Dave Kellogg, Monterey County Herald editor, dkellogg@montereyherald.com