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ABOUT ME

Award-winning bilingual video producer working on emerging platforms, with a focus on diverse storytelling and audiences.

Involved in all aspects of production: booking, shooting, writing and editing. 

Graduate of 2018 Women's Executive Leadership Program at Smith College.

To see my work visit: http://vimeo.com/joannasuarez

WORK HISTORY

Sep 2013Present

Producer, Facebook Watch

FUSION/Univision, Miami, FL
  • Live-stream, field produce, shoot, write and lead post production for Real America with Jorge Ramos, a vertical weekly news show debuting on Facebook Watch in September 2018. 
  • Produced nine original documentaries, including the award-winning program The Naked Truth: Undocumented on Campus
  • Produced on the ground for special events coverage such as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, 2016 Brown and Black Democratic Presidential Forum, 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, election night at Trump HQ, Women's March and March for Our Lives. 
  • Pitched and produced political series on young Latino voters for the 2016 election that aired on multiple digital platforms and TV networks. 
Apr 2013Sep 2013

Production Associate, Nightline Primetime   

ABC News, New York, NY
  • Worked with production team to research, book, shoot, write and edit weekly investigative/consumer news magazine program.
  • Organized undercover shoots with multiple hidden cameras.
Nov 2010Apr 2013

Digital News Associate, Newsgathering 

ABC News, New York, NY
  • Shot pieces and video elements for all ABC platforms including Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, 20/20  and NewsOne affiliate service.
  • Fed breaking news elements as backpack journalist/producer.
  • Field produced for correspondents and produced live remotes during daily and breaking news coverage.
  • Produced for special events coverage of 10th anniversary of 9/11 with Katie Couric and Newtown Shooting. 
Oct 2011Nov 2012

Digital News Associate, 2012 Political Desk

ABC News, New York, NY
  • Selected for special three person team that headed 2012 election coverage for ABC News. 
  • Managed daily network coverage of candidates, off-air reporters, logging team, video feeds, campaign schedules, travel and credentialing. 
  • Organized network's first campaign video library and the distribution of daily video notes. This streamlined the process of identifying newsworthy elements for daily political coverage.  
  • Traveled and produced for special events coverage of primaries, conventions and debates.
Mar 2010Nov 2010

Associate Producer, Overnight Shift 

WPLG Local 10 News, Miami, FL
  • Wrote for four hour-long morning shows in fast-paced news environment at ABC affiliate station while still an undergrad in college. 
  • Produced local Good Morning America  cut-ins and station webcast.