Paulina Velasco

Audio Producer / Reporter

I'm a multi-lingual journalist living in Los Angeles, California. I report and produce for podcasts and radio. My focus is on immigrant rights issues and I often talk to individuals who struggle with low wages. I think a lot about bilingual media, and how best to tell the immigrant and Latinx experiences of my family, friends, and neighbors. I also like thinking about urban planning and public spaces. I work for various public radio stations around California as a producer and reporter. I was the associate producer for Season 2 of KCRW's music documentary show Lost Notes, and produced the short-lived bilingual podcast for Slate and Univision called El Gabfest en EspaƱol. I'm also a fact-checker for the Global Press Journal in Spanish, English, and French. The California Chicano News Media Association chose me to be a finalist for the Ruben Salazar Excellence in Journalism award in 2017 for a piece about day laborers organizing against wage theft. I was also part of the Marketplace team that looked into how artificial intelligence will impact our economy, a project that won a 2018 Gerald Loeb award in business journalism. My first experience in journalism was at Eur@dionantes, an EU-funded, local radio station in Nantes, France, where I produced, hosted, reported, and got that insatiable appetite for radio - in French! For selections of my work visit my website