Valeria Olivares

Multimedia Journalist

Location icon United States

I’m a bilingual, multimedia journalism and film student at UT El Paso with video, audio, photo and editing experience.

I've interned for The Texas Tribune and The San Antonio Express-News and freelanced for Rain Media, an independent documentary production company featured in FRONTLINE, and The Dallas Morning News.

I was also the editor in chief for my college newspaper, The Prospector, am a contributor for Borderzine and an NAHJ member.

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Latino Reporter
Journalists of color urge newsrooms to call out racism

Julio Ricardo Varela resents being accused of bias when he is reporting on the Latino community. He is just telling it like it is. Take the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, where a gunman who expressed anti-Latino views killed 22 people.

San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio woman’s disappearance is a mystery

As a child, Cecilia Huerta Gallegos nursed injured animals back to health, her sister recalls. As an adult, she’s known as a doting mother and a compassionate nursing assistant who’s gentle with the elderly residents in her care. It’s not like her to let others worry about her, friends and family say. But no one close to Cecilia has seen or heard from her in more than three weeks, and that has some fearing the worst.

San Antonio Express-News
Yuri Sheykhet, 85, took his violin around the world

For Yuri Sheykhet, a man whose life was enveloped by classical music, the violin was like an extension of his body. Sheykhet, 85, a longtime violinist in the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, died of heart disease complications on June 7 in San Antonio, where he had lived since 2001.

Juarez dining scene gets Cuban touch amid migrant surge

JUAREZ, Mexico - Cuban migrants waiting their turn to seek asylum in the U.S. are finding some comfort at Little Habana, a restaurant serving homestyle Cuban food in this city on the border next to El Paso, Texas.

Photo Gallery: Trump Rally in El Paso

Thousands of cheering people joined President Donald Trump for a Make American Great Again rally - his first of the year - at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday evening while thousands more outside the building watched his speech on a big screen erected in the parking lot.

Young fans voice their support for Beto O'Rourke

By Valeria Olivares Among the crowd of nearly 4,000, many young people joined the rally to support Beto O'Rourke as he launched his presidential campaign at El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke "has, overall, great views for young people and pretty much for everybody," said 14-year-old Ethan James Rosenbaum from Phoenix, Ariz.

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