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 September 23 2013, 10:43AM
WNYC reporter Sarah Abdurrahman is detained at the border along with multiple family members, and is now filing an official complaint
by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 12:25PM
Glen James returned a backpack filled with money earlier this week, and has since received over $130,000 in donations (and counting)!
by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 11:40AM
The bill approved yesterday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would cut $4 billion annually for 10 years and includes strict new employment standards.
by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 5:15PM
A middle school student in Connecticut was called the N-word and chased through the woods during a field trip organized by her school.
by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 3:41PM
An article in today’s New York Times claims the NYPD is increasingly monitoring social media for youth gang activity.
by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 1:31PM
The newest U.S. Census Bureau data shows poverty rates remain high nationwide, but haven’t increased.
by Von Diaz on September 18 2013, 12:52PM
Tuesday’s ruling by the Obama administration affects nearly 2 million health care workers.
by Von Diaz on September 13 2013, 4:05PM
CBS’ “The Talk” host Julie Chen recently revealed she was pressured into eyelid surgery.
by Von Diaz on September 13 2013, 2:43PM
A recent report showed the NYPD wrongly categorized some crime victims and suspects as American Indians.
by Von Diaz on September 13 2013, 12:18PM
Six-year-old Tiana Ricks was killed this week in a suspected gang incident.