Hello! My name is Natalia V. Navarro. I am the morning reporter at Colorado Public Radio. My mini-beat is on Denver city government.
I have my master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and am a new transplant to the Denver, Colorado area.
My master’s professional project (completed in lieu of an academic thesis) is entitled “Why America? A Citizenship Podcast” and covers the ins and outs of naturalization in the U.S. The project, which lives permanently on a website I designed, includes a two-podcast series on naturalization and citizenship in the U.S., a collection of audio Citizen Stories and extensive research on the history and reality of the naturalization process.
I worked as a freelancer for the past couple of years primarily at the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson’s only daily newspaper. I got my start there during my undergraduate career as an apprentice. Also during my undergrad, I interned at an alternative weekly and worked as a radio reporting/ production intern at Tucson’s NPR member station.
Who am I? I love reporting, traveling and drinking coffee. I am passionate about ethics and equity and journalism. In 2017, I helped start the Journalism and Women Symposium Arizona chapter. Now, I’m active in the JAWS chapter in Colorado. When I’m not working, I am probably playing with my cat, Puri, or working hard at a dance class. I’ve been a competitive Irish dancer for 18 years and I’ve completed all across the country. My major long-term goal is to one day work as a foreign correspondent.