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 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.
by Von Diaz on September 13 2013, 11:00AM
Paraíso highlights Mexican immigrants who risk their lives as Chicago window washers.
by Von Diaz on September 12 2013, 4:10PM
This one’s about scandalous parents.
by Von Diaz on September 12 2013, 1:55PM
Undocumented immigrant women were joined by more than a dozen prominent women’s organizations today in an act of civil disobedience in Washington D.C.
by Von Diaz on September 11 2013, 3:24PM
A new study from ProPublica and The Chronicle for Higher Education shows colleges most frequented by low-income students are giving them less aid than ever.
by Von Diaz on September 9 2013, 4:32PM
George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie called police today after he allegedly pulled a knife, then a gun on her during a domestic dispute.
by Von Diaz on September 9 2013, 2:59PM
New York City Council candidate Gwen Goodwin claims incumbent Melissa Mark-Viverito tried to send her a message with a mural on her building.
by Von Diaz on September 9 2013, 1:57PM
Sergio C. Garcia passed the California State Bar Exam in 2009, but when that license was revoked soon after he began fighting for the right to practice law.
by Von Diaz on September 9 2013, 7:00AM
As districts drop the healthier meals due to student complaints will the kids who need them most lose out?
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Von Diaz on September 6 2013, 10:27AM
‘No Papers, No Fear’ organizers are fundraising to repair the Undocubus so they can get back on the road.