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Allyson Escobar

(909) 418-4791 | E:

New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL Tenacious, versatile journalist with multimedia reporting skills and experience.
SUMMARY Objective to bring truth, integrity, creativity and empathy to all stories.
• Journalism: Reporting, writing/editing,
SKILLS interviewing, research, layout developing • Programs: Adobe Premiere Pro,
stories with quick turnaround Photoshop, Bridge, InCopy, InDesign,
• Multimedia: Photojournalism, social G Suite, Microsoft Office, Wordpress,
video (shooting/editing), website and Drupal, Buffer, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck
content management, newsletter, social • Languages: Basic Tagalog
media management, basic coding
EXPERIENCE REPORTER - DeSales Media Group - Brooklyn, NY 05/2019 to CURRENT
Pitch, write, research and produce 3-5 spot news/enterprise stories each week. Cover and
photograph events related to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn (and Queens).
Assist with production, copy-editing and layout of the weekly newspaper, The Tablet.
Manage website and social media of Balitang America, a daily national broadcast news
program of ABS-CBN, The Filipino Channel. Translate, edit and post 5-8 reported stories
and flipped video scripts in English/Tagalog.
INTERN - NBC News Digital - New York, NY 09/2018 to 12/2018
Pitch and produce monthly written and video features on Latino, Asian American and LGBTQ
communities nationally. Assist with newswires/content for NBC News’ diversity verticals.

INTERN - America Media - New York, NY 06/2018 to 08/2018

Pitch, write and research monthly news and explainer stories related to the global Catholic
Church and politics, social justice, faith and culture, for print/digital America Magazine.
Assist with podcast and video set-up, production, editing.
MULTIMEDIA FREELANCE JOURNALIST - Various 04/2016 to 05/2019
• Freelance writer for various local and national publications: NBC News Asian
America, Los Angeles Times Community News, The Daily Pilot, TimesOC, The
Press-Enterprise, LA Weekly, Angelus News, KCET, Voices of NY, NYCity News
Service, the Mott Haven Herald and Orange County Catholic
• Report at least 2-3 stories each week. Pitch and cover diverse communities and
issues. In-depth research and interviews with sources to find compelling narratives.
• General assignment reporter, developing original news content for print/digital
outlets. Beats include local news, race, religion, immigration, politics, transportation,
health, food, lifestyle, arts and culture. Report, write, shoot and edit news, profiles
and enterprise stories, as well as several video/visual features for web.
REPORTER/INTERN 09/2012 to 05/2016
Asian Journal Publications Inc. - Los Angeles, CA
General assignment reporter. Write aggregated newswire stories and cover events relevant to
the Filipino American community. Developed weekly content for 6 national print/digital editions.
EDUCATION Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY - New York, NY 2017-2018
- Master of Arts | Journalism
Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA 2010-2014
- Bachelor of Arts | English
LEADERSHIP & • Asian American Journalists Association – New York chapter student representative
ACCOMPLISH- (2018), Mentee of the Year (2017), Peter Imamura Memorial Scholar (2017),
MENTS Executive Leadership Program (2016)
• Philippine American Press Club - Plaridel Award Winner (2015)