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Nina Alvarez


Nina is a journalist and documentarian with 25 years experience covering and telling stories from all over the world. She has produced programming from 45 seconds to feature length, focusing on the stories of overlooked communities.

Prior to joining Futuro, Nina was a Senior Producer and writer at Fusion’s Investigative series, The Naked Truth. Nina’s long list of producing, writing and directing credits includes: Class of ‘27 (PBS World Channel), Latino Americans (PBS), Marijuana USA (CNBC), Which Way Home (HBO) and Aftershock, Pakistan (MTV). Her work has been recognized with several Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the Imagen Award, the RFK Human Rights Award, the Deadline Award, the Cine Golden Eagle and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award. She was also a fellow with the International Reporting Project, Women Filmmakers of Color Residency and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Nina began her journalism career at ABC News in 1993, where she was a production associate on the acclaimed documentary series, Turning Point and later a Producer in the Miami and Mexico City bureaus. Since 2001, she has reported and produced for Univision, NBC, CNN, NPR and Al Jazeera from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Latin America.

In addition to Futuro Media, Nina is working on independent projects, including Refugees Need Not Apply, about Salvadorans who fled civil war and came to the U.S., only to find themselves in another battle for the rights of all refugees.


Selected Works