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Leila Andreu

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Full name Leila Andreu
Country Puerto Rico
Primary language English
Specialist areas

- Bilingual Spanish/English, with experience in translating news material. - Current events news writing about the Caribbean. - Political news writing, as well as economy and social issues. - Features writing on many subjects. - News editing. - Can write about travel, food, arts and entertainment in Puerto Rico.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Radio
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09


I currently work freelance from home, in Puerto Rico. I have extensive media experience and was President of Journalists Association of Puerto Rico.

For more than 15 years was newsperson and editor in newswire services: The Associated Press, Caribbean Bureau, EFE Spanish News Agency and Notimex-Mexican News Agency. For the last seven years (2002-2009) was director of Communications, Media and Community Relations for three government agencies in Puerto Rico.

Member of two Consulting Boards for the Council on Higher Education, evaluating undergraduate programs at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus School of Communications (2004-05) and Inter-American University-Ponce Campus (1997-98).

Anchored two weekly television and radio programs at WIPR-TV (local PBS channel 6) and WKAQ-580 AM, sponsored by the Journalists Association of Puerto Rico.

Organized fund raising activities, conferences and professional seminars for non-profit organization.

Also worked as Puerto Rico's News Correspondent for El Diario/La Prensa of New York City (1999-March 2002) and did freelance work in news production and satellite transmissions for World Television News (WTN/London), Associated Press Television (APTN/New York), Fox News and ABC News Network, New York.

Member and newspaper editor of Local 33222 (UPAGRA)-The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

B.A. in Social Science from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Political Science major with additional undergraduate studies in Economics and Music.

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