New York, NY
Von Diaz is a Colorlines reporter and multimedia producer, as well as an editor for Feet in Two Worlds, which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the Web. Von focuses her reporting on immigration, Latino arts and culture, LGBT issues and food. Her work has been featured on PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, WNYC, and Feet in Two Worlds. In 2011 she won an Ippie Award for her multi-media story on homeless, gay immigrant youth in New York.
In addition to reporting she has also worked in communications for El Museo del Barrio, a Latino museum and cultural institution; and Spark, a San Francisco-based youth mentorship program. She also dedicates her time to a number of youth empowerment causes, and serves on Board of Fundación ALMA, a Colombian music and art education program, and is the chair of the Advisory Board for Media Masters Alliance, a New York LGBTQA media literacy and mentorship program.
Von holds a dual M.A. in Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Agnes Scott College. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and grew up in Atlanta, Ga.
by Von Diaz on October 24 2013, 2:22PM
Produced by Andrea Lewis, the series will explore the challenges faced by today’s black actresses.
by Von Diaz on October 24 2013, 11:00AM
Andy Lopez was walking home from school, and wearing a blue hoodie.
by Von Diaz on October 23 2013, 1:08PM
On October 26 the ‘Stop Watching Us’ coalition will hold a national rally in Washington, D.C. to demand that Congress rein in the NSA.
by Von Diaz on October 22 2013, 4:43PM
A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center show Latinos think their community is lacking a strong leader.
by Von Diaz on October 22 2013, 12:00PM
Two East Haven police officers have been convicted of multiple charges stemming from allegations of racial profiling and harassment against Latinos in the area.
by Von Diaz on October 22 2013, 10:17AM
Members of the historic student group Mallet continue to address institutionalized racism at the school.
by Von Diaz on October 21 2013, 5:03PM
The Opportunity Index gives a start view of opportunities for youth in an increasingly economically depressed U.S.
by Von Diaz on October 18 2013, 2:43PM
A square on New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn has been renamed to commemorate the discovery of an African slave burial site.
by Von Diaz on October 18 2013, 11:43AM
This immigrant mother was shackled to a bed during childbirth while detained five years ago, and is finally receiving justice.
by Von Diaz on October 17 2013, 4:56PM
A recent study from Stanford and Cornell researchers says people are increasingly living in either extremely rich or extremely poor neighborhoods.
by Von Diaz on October 17 2013, 3:48PM
Food industry experts say tortillas and salsa have replaced potato chips and ketchup.
by Von Diaz on October 17 2013, 12:18PM
A new study shows that hypersexualized female avatars in video games can cause negative body image and promote rape acceptance in women.
by Von Diaz on October 16 2013, 11:11AM
The NYPD’s largest police union joined Michael Bloomberg’s lawsuit to halt stop-and-frisk policy reforms.
by Von Diaz on October 15 2013, 3:05PM
A new study shows 52 percent of front-line fast-food employees need public assistance to make ends meet.
by Von Diaz on October 15 2013, 11:55AM
A group better known for hacking PayPal, the Church of Scientology, and the Brazilian government has twice set its sights on high school rape cases.