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Allyson Rae Escobar

@heyallysonrae
New York/Los Angeles 909-418-4791 allysonraescobar@gmail.com allyson-rae.com
linkedin.com/in/allysonrae

EDUCATION
City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY M.A. expected Dec. 2018
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA B.A. May 2014
English; Journalism, Writer at The Loyolan newspaper

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer - New York / Southern California April 2016 - Present
• Mott Haven Herald - New York (August 2017 - Present)
Cover immigration, politics and race beats in the South Bronx, for print/digital.
• NYCity News Service and Voices of NY - New York (August 2017 - Present)
Write stories and take photos, cover immigrant communities, issues and events across NYC.
• NBC News Asian America - New York / California (May 2016 - Present)
Pitch and write news features/profiles on Asian American issues and subjects, from artists to athletes; collaborate with
editors to create content for NBC News’ Asian America digital vertical.
• Los Angeles Times Community News - Orange County, CA (October 2016 - August 2017)
Wrote, pitched stories, and took photos for Orange County local news and features to The Daily Pilot and TimesOC, pub-
lications of Los Angeles Times Community News. Covered beats including transportation, health, crime, traffic, weather,
food, culture, and neighborhoods.
• The Press-Enterprise - Inland Empire, CA (July 2016 - August 2017)
Photographed and covered community news, events and features in Riverside County, CA for print/online.
• Catholic Media - Southern California (May 2016 - August 2017)
Religion writer/photographer; pitched and covered faith-related stories, events, news features for publications of the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Diocese of Orange - Angelus News, Orange County Catholic, Inland Catholic Byte.
• Los Angeles-based/Filipino media - Los Angeles, CA (April 2016 - August 2017)
Contributed community news, food, lifestyle stories to KCET Food & Living, Inquirer.net, New America Media, and LA Weekly.
Digital Producer: ABS-CBN News Balitang America December 2016 - Present
• Manage website, social media presence of Balitang America, a daily national broadcast news program of ABS-CBN The
Filipino Channel. Edit/post news reports, scripts, video packages in English/Tagalog.
General Assignment Reporter/Intern: Asian Journal - Los Angeles, CA September 2012 - May 2016
• Covered all beats (local news, politics, immigration, arts and culture, lifestyle, business, entertainment, features) for stories rel-
evant to Filipino-American community. Part of small news team, pitched stories and content for six print/online editions. Copy-
edited, photographed; conducted research; interviews. Managed community calendar, weekly news roundup.

• Plaridel Award Winner - Best News, Youth, and Food Story - Philippine American Press Club (2015)
Editorial Intern: KCETLink - Burbank, CA January 2014 - May 2016
• Wrote, copy-edited and produced content for 'Artbound' arts and culture public TV broadcast program/website. Developed
weekly e-newsletter. Strengthened @KCETArtbound social media presence.

SKILLS, LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
• Photojournalism (Fujifilm/Canon); Audio (Marantz 660), • Multimedia/Interactive/Digital: Wordpress, website building/
Video (Canon C100)
management, CMS, SEO, social media platforms/management
• Programs: Microsoft Office, Adobe Premiere Pro, (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck), MailChimp, basic coding (HTML/CSS)

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, • Languages: English, basic Tagalog (Filipino). AP Style.

ProTools, Google Docs/Slides/Spreadsheets

• Affiliations: Asian American Journalists Association 2016 - Present
AAJA NY-Chapter student representative (2018 - present)
AAJA Mentee of the Year (2017)
AAJA LA-Chapter Peter Imamura Memorial Scholarship winner (2017), Executive Leadership Program (2016)
• Social media coordinator/intern for GoInspireGo.com (2017)
• Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts & Culture - marketing intern/volunteer, recognized for service by CA
State Senator Ted Lieu (2013)
• Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) Vice President; Isang Bansa (Filipino Club) Secretary; Asian Pacific Student
Association (APSA) Fellow/Secretary at Loyola Marymount University (2010-2014)
• Volunteer service in the Philippines (2011), El Salvador (2013), Mexico (2013), and Argentina (2014)