Von Diaz is a New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. She focuses her reporting on Latino culture, immigration, LGBT issues, and food. Her work has been featured on Colorlines, PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, WNYC, and Feet in Two Worlds. She won an Ippie Award for her multi-media story on homeless, gay immigrant youth in New York. She is currently the Editor of Feet in Two Worlds, which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. She is also a reporter for Colorlines.com, a daily news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today’s racial justice issues. In addition to reporting she has also worked in communications for El Museo del Barrio, a Latino museum and cultural institution; and Spark, a San Francisco-based youth mentorship program. She also dedicates her time to a number of youth empowerment causes, and is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Media Masters Alliance – a New York LGBTQA media literacy and mentorship program. Von holds a dual M.A. in Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Agnes Scott College. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and grew up in Atlanta, GA.
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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.
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