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. While at Telemundo, I helped pre-produce Cosecha de Miseria, an investigation that exposed exploitative child labor practices on coffee plantations in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The documentary won a news and documentary Emmy in October 2017.
In 2015 I was part of team awarded a grant from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
My work has has appeared on VICE News, HBO, Telemundo, Al Jazeera, Univision, NBC News, TIME, Narratively, The New York Times, CJR, Next City and the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes.
I am a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where I sometimes work as an adjunct professor.
• Contact: You can reach me at juanitaceballosvatgmail.com