April Lanuza

April Lanuza

Multimedia Journalist


English (Native), Spanish (Native), Portuguese (Intermediate)


Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Video Production, Multimedia Reporting, One-Woman Band, Editorial Judgement, Quick Study, Adaptability, Self-Starter


Master of Arts in Latin American Studies & Journalism, May 2019

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, May 2015

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Semester Abroad: Universidad Austral

Buenos Aires, Argentina February 2014- August 2014


CNN Atlanta Intern, June 2018- August 2018

Associate Producing Assistance: CNN Special Report: Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Field Production Assistance: Georgia midterm primaries with Kyung Lah and Alberto Moya. Local entrepreneurs with Michaela Pereira and Sonja Van-Sacker for HLN.

Shadowing: Nick Valencia breaking a sensitive immigration story

Cross-departmental mentorships, newsroom immersion, writing a 6 part series for digital

In The Americas With David Yetman, Tucson, AZ, August 2016- May 2018

Assistant producer to this PBS docu-series.

Cinewest Productions, Tucson, AZ, October 2016-May 2017

Assistant editor for this independent, local documentary film company.

JVC Broadcasting, Gainesville FL, March 2015-July 2015

Promotions assistant for the various radio stations under JVC in North Central Florida.

WUFT, Gainesville, FL, September 2011- May 2015

One- Woman band reporter, anchor, writer and producer for the PBS affiliated newscast WUFT First at Five, the NPR affiliate Morning Edition and Front Page of All Things Considered on WUFT-FM and its Spanish counterpart Noticias WUFT.

Conducted in-depth interviews about important topics in the Latin@ community for the Asuntos Publicos segment on Noticias and worked on breaking news and special projects across all platforms on both sides of the camera.

Action News Jacksonville Intern, Jacksonville, FL, May 2013-July 2013

Shadow reporters, photographers, and producers, to improve storytelling skills for a live broadcast both in the field and in the control room