RESUME

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 Previous locations:   Boston,  MA, United States        New York City, NY, United States  
              Miami, FL, United States    Seville, Spain  •  Caracas, Venezuela 
 
      Arianne Alcorta is a Venezuelan-Spanish award-winning journalist with a strong track record moderating panels, reporting live on-air, and producing news videos and viral web documentaries for television and the web.
     
     Languages: English, Spanish and French. 
      Currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland. 
     
                                                                                     
 
EXPERIENCE

April 2018 - Present

 Independent| INTERNATIONAL NEWS CORRESPONDENT, TV HOST AND EVENT MODERATOR                                                 

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  • Research, pitch original stories of international interest in Europe, related to culture, politics, economy, and social justice, airing nationwide in the United States on NBC Universal and Youtube.

  • Set-up interviews, write, shoot and edit news packages in English, Spanish and French.​

  • Examples include: Special coverage of the historic 2019 Summit in the Vatican to address Sexual Abuse by the Catholic Church. Special Coverage of the Canonization of Monsenor Romero in the Vatican. Web documentary on the Venezuelan migration to Colombia. Documentary on the controversial syringe exchange in Lausanne, Switzerland for illegal drug consumption purposes.

March 2021 - Present

 Credit Suisse| INTERNATIONAL  MODERATOR, HOST AND PRODUCER              Zurich , Switzerland

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  • Lead, produce and present monthly live panels in English for the second largest bank in Switzerland --addressing topics like the future of trade between Europe and Asia, and the future of sustainability in the global economy.

November 2020

Geneva Health Forum| COORDINATOR & MODERATOR                                            Geneva, Switzerland

  • Led, produced and presented seven live virtual panels tackling the most critical challenges impacting global health, during the 2020 health crisis. 

July 2019 - August 2020

 CNN Money Switzerland |  ANCHOR  & MEDIA TRAINER                                       Zurich, Switzerland

  • Produces, hosted, and directed 5-10 minute interview programs in English, airing nationwide in Switzerland. Topics varied from financial investment, to environmental innovation, to luxury watchmaking

  • Edited and supervised post-production aspects

  • Pioneered media trainings for C-level executives from multinational corporations and top auditing firms, such as EY and KPMG. Teach successful presentation skills on-camera during television interviews. ​

February 2020 - Present

International University Geneva PROFESSOR                                                                Geneva, Switzerland

Video Marketing Course

  • Challenge 12+ students to reinvent video production during times of crisis. Students learn how to make engaging high-quality videos to make impact, with resources they have at their hands' reach.

Communication Skills Course

  • Train 12+ students to negotiate/communicate eloquently and professionally during job interviews,      on-camera interviews, oral presentations, and meetings - keeping in mind body language, tone and vocabulary. 

July 2019 - Present

 Smart Cuts Video & Animation | VIDEO PRODUCER & MEDIA TRAINER          Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Direct, shoot and edit corporate videos —as a one-woman-band— using top-notch camera equipment for companies like Nestlé, United Nations, and the International Testing Association.

  • Develop media trainings for C-level executives from multinational corporations

 

July 2015 - April 2018

 NBC Universal  | BILINGUAL TV NEWS REPORTER                                                   Boston, United States

  • Launched the first local NBC-owned Spanish-language Telemundo newscast in Boston, one of the 10-top broadcast television markets in the United States, alongside a team of four journalists

  • Wrote scripts, shot and edited news videos in English and Spanish during daily deadlines for Telemundo New England, NBC10Boston and New England Cable News,  airing in +3 million homes 

  • Executed daily live hits  for Telemundo New England , and occasionally for  Telemundo Network

  • Filled in as an anchor during the live 5 p.m. 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Telemundo New England newscasts

  • Served as an NBC news correspondent in London during a May 2017 British Airways global computer collapse. 

  • Enhanced the Spanish-language content by 200% in Massachusetts, and expanded coverage to five New England states

  • Specialized in breaking news, extreme weather,  immigration law, education, politics, business and economy, gun control, and the drug epidemic in northern Massachusetts​​

August 2014- May 2015

Columbia University | MASTER OF SCIENCE IN JOURNALISM                         New York City, United States

 

Awarded full-scholarship. Vice President of Columbia’s National Association of Hispanic Journalists (CUNAHJ).

 

Focused on digital/broadcast media with coursework in political reporting and cross-border data investigation. Covered stories as a one-woman-band, from written narratives on court, crime, economy and education, to investigative documentaries about the Superstorm Sandy recovery in Long Island.

 

 

February 2014- March 2014 (three weeks)

"Venezuela Fights for Freedom" | DIRECTOR & PRODUCER                            Miami, FL, United States

  • Independently wrote, shot, and edited a 20-minute documentary - intelligible in English and Spanish -  about the 2014 student riots in Venezuela, reaching half a million hits on YouTube.

  • Used social media to locate and conduct exclusive interviews with students  on the ground who were violently abused by the Venezuelan national security forces 

  •  Investigated government's laws; crowdsourced text messages, videos and phone calls that evidenced human rights violations committed by the Venezuelan National Guard 

  • Shot and incorporated video and interviews from four major protests in Miami

After the release of the documentary, Arianne was able to provide an exclusive on-camera interview with Lilian Tintori -  the wife of Venezuela’s main opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was  jailed after he called for a national protest against the government.

Nominated as one of 25 most powerful women in People en Español magazine in 2014, for the courage at denouncing the government abuses in Venezuela.

 

The project was featured in national and international news media like Fusion, ABC Miami, Telemundo, CNN en Español, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, NTN24, Radio Caracol, and 99.9 FM (Caracas, Venezuela)

 

 

January 2014- May 2014

WPLG Local 10 (ABC's affiliate in Miami) | INTERN                                                  Miami, FL, United States

 

​WPLG aired a news story about Arianne when she was starting to produce her documentary “Venezuela Fights for Freedom.” It was the first time WPLG profiled an intern during a primetime newscast. 

  • Contributed with weekly reports about Venezuelan protests in Miami. 

  • Wrote anchor intro, news copy and VOs for primetime newscasts using iNews.

  • Logged and transcribed tape. Helped with remote live truck technical set up. 

  • Assisted reporters in the field with Spanish interviews and translations. 

 

 

September 20, 2012

Univision Network | GUEST                                                                                          Miami, FL, United States

One of three University of Miami students selected to pose a question to former President Barack Obama in a campaign forum broadcasted in prime time. Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elenas Salinas hosted the special program.

 

 

 

May 2012- August 2012

TV & Radio Martí | CORRESPONDENT                                                                       Miami, FL, United States

 

  • Fill-in anchor for live radio programs about Internet use and blogging.

  • Reported live from Caracas, Venezuela during a presidential campaign rally.

  • Wrote for the martinoticias website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION
 

 

2019 

London School of Economics (LSE)

Certificate in Business, International Relations, and Political Economy

 

2014 - 2015

Columbia University in the city of New York

Master of Science in Journalism

2011 - 2014

University of Miami

Bachelor Degree in Communication

Double Major: Broadcast Journalism and Theater 

 

 

 

HONORS, GRANTS & AWARDS
 
2019, 2018, 2017
  • 4 Emmy Award Nominations

2017

  • Harvard University Panelist: invited as the only Latina journalist to advice female students pursuing a career in the media

2016 & 2017

  • NBC Universal GEM Award: recipient of two GEM awards, which recognizes employees that go above and beyond their roles. 

 

2014-2015

  • María Moors Cabot Scholarship

  • Scripps Howard Scholarship

  • Carlos Castañeda Scholarship

 

2014

  • Radio Caracol Miami: named one of 20 most influential young professionals of the year

  • People en Español Magazine: nominated to become one of 25 most powerful Latina women of the year

  • Florida Associated Press Broadcasters: 1rst place award for a feature video on multi-million dollar campus construction.

 

2013

  • National Broadcasting Society Grand Prize: for documentary production, Addicted to A's

 

SKILLS
 

 

Languages

Bilingual in English and Spanish, proficient in French

 

Technical

Shoot, Edit, Design, Animate

 

Equipment|Programs

Premiere, After Effects, Edius, Final Cut Pro, Canon C100, Canon 80D, Canon 5D, GoPro, Panasonic HMC, DJI Drones, iNews, ENPS, Audition, Photoshop, Indesign, Google Analytics, Google Adwords.

 

Social Media 

Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter, Wordpress

 

 

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