I am a freelance multimedia journalist from Colombia. I am currently based in New York. Before moving to the United States, I worked as a videographer in the Mexico City bureau at Telemundo. I reported extensively on the the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College and the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán.

In 2015 I was part of team awarded a grant from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

My work has has appeared on Telemundo, Al Jazeera, Univision, NBC News, TIME, Narratively, The New York Times, CJR, Next City and the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes. I have covered stories ranging from chronic child malnutrition in Guatemala to Pope Francis' visit to the United States.

I am a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where I currently serve as an adjunct professor.


You can reach me at juanitaceballosvatgmail.com or 347.922.0874

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