Teresa Frontado

Digital Director

Teresa Elena Frontado specializes in helping newsrooms navigate the complexities of digital transitions while incorporating new platforms and technology into their workflows.

She has more than 20 years of experience working for media organizations in the United States and Latin America, including CBS Miami, Univision Network, El Nuevo Herald, El Nacional (Venezuela) and El Universal (Venezuela).

Teresa obtained her journalism degree from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, and has two Master’s degrees: one from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and another one from the University of Miami.

She was a New York Times Fellow at the Maynard Institute for Leadership at Harvard University as well as  a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan (Class of 2016), where she conducted research on social media strategies for legacy media. 

Teresa speaks four languages (Spanish, English, French and Portuguese) and is an avid reader. She has two wonderful kids and a dog who loves the beach almost as much as her. 

 

Ways to Connect

Kate Stein / WLRN

Thousands of people took to the streets of Miami late Friday with Cuban flags, pots and pans, cafecitos and cigars in reaction to the announcement of the death of Fidel Castro by the Cuban government


Kyle Holsten / WLRN

Some South Florida voters took to social media to complain that there weren't enough Spanish speakers working at the polls in neighborhoods that needed them the most.

Roger Lords was voting at Precinct 669 in  Little Havana at  Miami Central Seventh Day Adventist Church when he noticed that older voters were asking  poll workers questions in Spanish and the questions were not being answered adequately. He posted to social media about it and WLRN received the tip through ProPublica's ElectionLand Project

Obama Emphasizes Continuity At Rally In Miami Gardens

Oct 20, 2016
Kyle Holsten / WLRN

Strong rains were not enough to keep away a crowd of more than 2,800 people that gathered Thursday afternoon at Florida Memorial University's arena in Miami Gardens to participate in a rally with president Barack Obama. 

"Tolerance is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Equality is on the ballot. Our democracy is on the ballot," said Obama, who in several instances of his speech reiterated to the crowd the need to vote in this election. "Don't believe your vote doesn't matter, that all politicians are the same. They want you to stay home, to not vote."

David Santiago / Miami Herald

Republican Carlos Curbelo and Democrat Joe Garcia showed on Thursday evening why the race to represent the southernmost congressional district is one of the most closely watched in the country.

“I have to give Mr. Garcia credit. His campaigns are getting better. In 2010 they had the straw candidate. In 2012 they had absentee ballot fraud. This year they’re just lying. Hopefully they will stop there,” Curbelo said 

Garcia countered, invoking the top Republican on the ticket. “It’s this type of Trump-like behavior in a campaign that he’s doing. Time and again.”

Miami-Dade County

After a heated emergency workshop that included protests from neighbors against the use of a pesticide forbidden in Europe and exchanges between the Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, the aerial spraying of adulticide against mosquitoes in Miami Beach was postponed 24 hours until Friday morning. 

Teresa Frontado / WLRN

Poll workers in South Florida saw a steady trickle of voters, though in some areas rain may have affected turnout in the afternoon and into the evening hours.

Teresa Frontado / WLRN

Planning on voting today? Here is some useful information to make exercising your civic duty easy and painless. 

Katherine Lepri / WLRN

If you tried calling the main public library in Downtown Miami Saturday night, instead of a regular greeting you heard: “Hogwarts Library, Dumbledore speaking”.