Meet the NBCLA and Telemundo52 Digital Team – NBC Los Angeles


marvelia alpizar

Marvelia Alpizar is editor of the digital team. Originally from Venezuela, she earned her BA in Print Journalism from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Indiana) and an MA in Digital Journalism from the Universidad de Guadalajara Virtual (UDG Virtual). Before joining the team, she worked as a reporter for the newspaper La Opinión, in Los Angeles, as a translator for different newspapers in southern California, and as an editor for the now-defunct children’s magazine Iguana Magazine.

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Liz Chavola

Elizabeth Chavolla is a bilingual, multi-platform digital producer. She has received five Emmy Awards and four RTNDA Awards and has received numerous state awards for her work in news broadcasting. She has been part of the digital team for Telemundo52 and NBCLA since 2015. She is a proud mentor to upcoming journalists and is a member of the Unidos Global Advisory Committee, which works to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts at NBC Universal. She double majored in journalism and Spanish at CSU, Sacramento and is currently finishing her master’s in Spanish at CSUN.

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chelsea hylton

Chelsea Hylton is a Mexican-Jamaican originally from Inglewood. She joined NBCLA as a spring intern while attending USC for her Master of Science in journalism. She is a digital content producer for both NBCLA and Telemundo52. She previously attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded a Posse scholarship and double majored in Journalism and Spanish, with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her work has been featured in Annenberg Media, Wisconsin Watch, Entity Mag and has been nominated for multiple LA Press Club Awards.

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whitney irrick

Whitney Ashton Irick is the audience growth manager for NBCUniversal Local. She is an award-winning journalist and self-proclaimed news junkie with a keen eye for digital trends, a deep understanding of social media and traffic analysis, and a desire to better understand and serve her audience.

Prior to working on NBC’s audience development team, Whitney was a social media lead for NBCLA and Telemundo52. In addition to hard news, politics, crime and the police, she has covered the entertainment industry, including celebrities, arts and entertainment, and worked as a social media reporter during Hollywood’s award season.

Whitney has a master’s degree from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. She also graduated in print, online and broadcast journalism from Pepperdine University.

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jonathan lloyd

Jonathan Lloyd is the Managing Editor of Digital News. he has been a member of the digital team since 2004. Before joining NBC4, he was a digital editor at NBCConnecticut.com and a reporter for two Minnesota newspapers, Sun Newspapers and Mankato Free Press.

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Genesis Miranda Miramontes

Génesis is a bilingual digital content producer for NBC Los Angeles and Telemundo 52. She has over 10 years of experience in bilingual media, including writing, reporting, social media management, public relations, marketing, and SEO. Her work has been published nationally on other NBCUniversal stations. She has also worked as a digital producer at NBC San Diego and KTLA.

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heather navarro

Heather Navarro is a Senior Producer of Digital News at NBC4. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from USC. She worked as a freelance reporter covering hyperlocal news in the South Bay for AOL’s Patch.com, and gained insider insight into content while working at an SEO firm. She started at NBC4 as an intern for the digital team in 2013 before transitioning to an intern at NBC Nightly News. She worked for NBC4’s Promotions department in a role she built from the ground up as a social media producer.

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Michael Duarte

Michael J. Duarte is a sportswriter and reporter for NBCLA. Known for his sharp wit in sports news storytelling and detailed sports reporting, Duarte is Southern California’s 2019 Sportswriter of the Year and currently covers the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Rams and more.

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Alysia Gray Painter

Alysia Gray Painter has been a freelance writer for NBCLA since 2008, and for NBC San Diego and NBC Bay Area since 2010. She writes for the popular The Scene and Worth the Trip sections of all three sites.

His work has appeared in three McSweeney books and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, BARK magazine and books, Modern Humorist, “More Mirth of a Nation” and other humor anthologies, and various PBS publications and television shows, including the series on topics for teenagers “Fences”. .”

She was previously the Los Angeles editor and West Coast editor at AOL CityGuide.

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