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Nov 2009Present

Sports Intern


I currently work at CBS 4 Miami, where I edit and cut highlights for the daily local-sports television segments. I also assist with the preparation of The Sports Zone on Saturday nights and The Sports Wrap on Sunday nights.

May 2009Aug 2009

Sports PR Intern

Book Hill Partners

I was a PR intern for the Taylor Hooton Foundation in Washington, D.C., where I was in charge of generating more attention to the foundation by using social networking, research and pitching events to the media. I created their TwitterFacebook  and Facebook Group pages, which have a combined 1,600 friends, followers and fans.

Aug 2008May 2009

Assistant Producer

FIU/ Miami Herald

I produced "The Stigma Stops With Me," a reality web series on an AIDS patient living in South Florida. I assisted the production team on several shoots, and I was in charge of setting up shoots. The web series was published on the Miami Herald website and has received national recognition. After its debut, the series was picked-up by PBS. PBS has the series on its website and also published my essay on AIDS in the Hispanic Community.

May 2008Jul 2008


University of Sevilla
I was part of a selected group of seven students to participate in a pilot program to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain. I created a blog for FIU about my experience. I helped create a PR presentation to help promote Sevilla for the Spanish Department of Tourism. I also created a 30 second and 60 second television spot.


I have done a little bit of everything in the media world.

Leilani Laureano's Specialties

Editing, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Interviewing, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Multi-Media, Networking, Online Research, Photography, Press Releases, Television Production, Reality, Reports, Research, Spanish, Television, Social-Media, Writing, iNews, Tape to Tape Editing, Script Writing

My Work



Final Cut Pro/Express
I have been working with Final Cut in and out of the classroom for about a year. I have been editing on Final Cut for several news packages produced for my class.  I edited videos for the Miami Herald, which were published on their website, and I am currently using Final Cut to create videos for CBS Sports.