Vianey Alderete Contreras

Vianey Alderete Contreras


Multimedia bilingual journalist from the El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México region. I have worked at multiple English-language and Spanish-language publications in Los Angeles, California, New York City, and in the cities of El Paso and Dallas in Texas. My background makes me uniquely qualified to cover issues regarding the Latino community in the United States. My current goal is to obtain a challenging and rewarding career as a  new media journalist, where I can contribute my hard work ethic to meet the needs of an evolving communications market, particularly in our expanding digital world and global economy.


  • The University of Texas at El Paso, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism; minor in Creative Writing.

  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Knight CUNYJ Fellowship.


  • The Dallas Morning News/Al Día Dallas, Social Media and Web Producer/Multimedia Reporter.

  • Merkadoteknia Research & Consulting, Consumer Insights Social Media Manager.

  • Mott Haven Herald/The Hunts Point Express, Multimedia Reporter Fellow.

  • El Diario de El Paso, Freelance Reporter.

  • The University of Texas at El Paso, Student Assistant to Associate Provost.

  • La Opinión de Los Ángeles, Social Media and Web Producer/Multimedia Reporter Intern.

  • KCOS 13, PBS El Paso Station, Digital Media/Reporter Intern.

  • The Heart of Smeltertown (upcoming book), Research Assistant.

  • UTEP Borderzine, Freelance Multimedia Reporter.


  • NAHJ 2016, Feature News Print, First Place

  • Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, Features, Second Place

  • Award of Excellence in the Society of News Design's Best of Digital Design Competition


  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists


Education, Health, Immigration, Investigative, Urban Reporting