Natalia V. Navarro

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Journalism Experience

Reporter, Colorado Public Radio (Aug. 2018- Present)

Serve as the general assignment reporter for the morning shift at CPR News. Kick-start the day with breaking local news on-air and online, and contribute to in-depth features and afternoon spots. Regular NPR contributor.

Added Health focus, Sept. 2019

Began backup hosting on CPR News, Dec. 2019

Instructor, University of Denver University College (Sept. 2019- Oct. 2019)

Taught a four-week class on podcasting through DU’s adult education program.

Freelance Reporter, Various (Sept. 2016- May 2018)

Wrote feature stories, predominantly for the Arizona Daily Star, on topics ranging from the bond between a young woman and her service dog to Tucson’s world-renowned gem and mineral showcase.

Radio Reporting Intern, Arizona Public Media (Jan. 2017 – July 2017)

Wrote, produced and voiced radio and online news stories on topics ranging from local transportation issues to human-rights-themed theater performances. Aired on NPR member station, 89.1 FM.

Features Apprentice, Arizona Daily Star (Aug. 2016- Dec. 2016)

Reported for Tucson’s only daily newspaper on the features desk. Helped report on 2016 election. Published work includes two 1A stories and one cover story for Caliente, the entertainment section.

Social Media Editor, Reporter, Arizona Sonora News (Aug. 2016- Dec. 2016)

Distributed University of Arizona School of Journalism newswire and Tombstone Epitaph stories on social media. Wrote feature articles on the Arizona wine industry and women rodeo competitors.

Editorial Intern, Tucson Weekly (Jan. 2016- May 2016)

Reported on current events, took photographs, proofread copy before production, and blogged frequently. Covered subjects including integration programs for refugee youth and Tucson’s annual youth peace conference.


Basic Spanish, Radio production and voicing, Feature writing, International Reporting, Photojournalism, Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, Data analysis in MS Excel, InDesign, News design, Enterprise reporting, Fundamentals of sensor journalism, Economic theory, basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript


University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Accelerated Master’s Program, Journalism

Master’s Graduation Date, May 2018

University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. 

Journalism and Economics Double Major

Bachelor’s Graduation Date, May 2017, CUM LAUDE

Professional Development

International Center for Journalists Binational Workshop on Security for Border Journalists

CPR/ First Aid Certified

Honors and Memberships

Former Vice President, Founding Member Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), Arizona Region

Finalist Kroc Fellowship at NPR

Semi-finalist Hearst Journalism Fellowship

Member, International Journalist’s Network

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism UA School of Journalism, May 2017

Dean’s List (fall 2015, spring 2015, fall 2014, spring 2014),

Academic Honorable Mention (spring 2017, spring 2016, fall 2016)

Finalist in College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program

Presidential Scholar in the United States Presidential Recognition Program for Academic Excellence, May 2013

Other Work Experience

GraderUniversity of Arizona School of Journalism (Sept. 2017- present)

Grade papers for the J school’s undergraduate general education course, JOUR150C1 News in a Digital Age.

Photographer, University of Arizona Green Fund (Jan. 2015- May 2015)

Photographed events, labs, projects, and individuals for various UA publications.

Residence Assistant, University of Arizona Residence Life (Jan. 2015- May 2015)

Led student-centered hall programs and provided conflict resolution to promote a socially and academically healthy environment for growth.

Camp Counselor, Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center (Summers 2014, 2015, 2016)

Provided round-the-clock care, support, and guidance for campers ages 8 through 18 and guided campers through the physical, spiritual, and team building aspects of the summer camp program.

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