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Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Chicago Reporter

Changing Gears

Changing Gears' mission is to document the economic transformation of the industrial Midwest, and to tell, share and document the stories of people driving and experiencing this change. As the project's WBEZ-based reporter, I primarily do radio stories, but also write for our web site.

Nov 2007Aug 2010

Multimedia Reporter

The Miami Herald

As a multimedia business reporter, my main duties included production of two weekly radio and video business programs. I hosted and produced The Miami Herald Friday Business Report, which airs Friday afternoons on 91.3 WLRN, the local NPR affiliate. I also hosted and helped produce The Miami Herald Business Show, a weekly web show that airs on MiamiHerald.com.

I also wrote about social media, mostly through a weekly advice column and blog about social media, netiquette and the working world.

Nov 2005Nov 2007

Economy Reporter

As the newspaper's only economy reporter, I focused on covering the South Florida economy and labor market.

May 2004Oct 2005

Senior Business Writer

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As a senior business writer for the newspaper, which covers Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, I wrote about the labor market, workplace issues, and also covered the airline industry.

May 2004Jul 2001

Reporter

Reuters

At the Reuters Washington bureau, I spent two years covering the Securities and Exchange Commission, primarily reporting on company filings and regulatory issues; and two years as a general assignment reporter.

Aug 2000Jul 2001

Graduate Trainee

Reuters

As a Reuters America 2000 Graduate Trainee, I rotated through a variety of desks in the Reuters London bureau, covering UK equities, the London Stock Exchange, the London Metals Exchange, the British economy, general news, and Reuters television.

Jan 2000Aug 2000

Editorial Assistant

Associated Press

As an editorial assistant and later, the Miami bureau's summer intern, I answered phones and contributed to standing wire items like the Florida daybook, state and marine forecast. Stories included helping to cover the Elian Gonzalez news story and some court reporting.

Sep 1999Dec 1999

Adjunct Professor & Newspaper Advisor

Miami-Dade College

Education

19972000

M.A.

My master's thesis focused on the international trade dispute between the United States, Europe and the Eastern Caribbean islands over the banana trade.

19981999

M.S.J.

Some of my work

Portfolio

Affiliations

  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • South Asian Journalists Association

About Me

As the Chicago-based reporter for the Changing Gears project, I'm part of a public radio team that is looking at the past, present and future of the manufacturing industry and people who work in it. In addition, I speak frequently about social media and multimedia journalism to colleges, universities, professional associations and at conferences. I've been a business journalist since 2000 for Reuters, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald.

Custom

Links to some of my work:

www.nialaboodhoo.com

Honors & Awards

  • National Headline Award, Broadcast Radio, Changing Gears' Manufacturing Series, 2012
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Audio News Series, Changing Gears' Manufacturing Series, 2012
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Award-winning Audio News Documentary, WLRN Under the Sun's Haiti Episode, 2011
  • NPR Economic Reporting Project Fellow, 2009-2010
  • Newspaper Association of America Minority Fellow, 2008
  • Knight New Media Fellow, March 2007

Languages & Skills

My programming skills include Sony Vegas,  FinalCut and Soundtrack Pro, Dalet, Audacity, Photoshop, Soundslides, and basic html and site management.

I speak Conversational Spanish and Haitian Creole.