Born, raised and living in Chicago. Most recently worked as a news writer and producer for TouchVision. Educated at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
My story begins with my parents. They were both born in Guatemala and immigrated to the U.S. in the 80s searching for a better life. Living in the Chicagoland area, I grew up in a diverse, bustling city built on incredible history and filled with interesting people. I quickly became interested in news and television. I was lucky enough to go to a high school where there was a TV club. There, my appetite to create and communicate was fed and I took that hunger to Marquette.
I chose Marquette because the school gave me the opportunity to participate in student media from the moment I stepped on campus. I reported news, did play-by-play calls for games, made short films, recorded podcasts, hosted radio shows, interviewed NBA stars and shot a documentary on a local brewery.
My first job out of college was at TouchVision where I worked from May 2014 until January 2016 when the operation was shut down. I loved the startup environment that let me experiment with how to tell stories that are engaging and meaningful. I mainly wrote business and tech stories but was able to branch out to other subjects like the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
I value diversity in newsrooms and believe today’s media consumer craves engaging and informative content that tells it like it is.
Soccer, craft beer, Star Wars, alternative rock, cooking and dogs are just some of my favorite things.
This is a place for me to write down thoughts and ideas as well as sharing some of my work. You’ll probably find me talking about movies, TV shows and random news that’s going on.
Here’s my resume —> Victor’s Resume