By Anamaria Bech
Click aqui para español- >Valeria Kawas
Journalist, Noticias Telemundo
Where are you from? San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Where do you reside? Kenner, LA.
What is your favorite place in New Orleans?
I enjoy strolling around Magazine Street on a sunny Sunday.
What is your favorite food?
What kind of hobbies or activities do you enjoy?
I really enjoy doing domestic tourism in Honduras. I love to dance and have meaningful conversations with random people.
What schools have you attended?
For high school, I went to Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in Honduras. I graduated from Loyola University with a major in journalism and a minor in graphic design.
What does your job entail?
I'm a storyteller. I write, report, produce, and anchor news stories.
Why did you get into this field?
I felt I wanted to make a difference. Since a young age, I've been very curious. I knew through journalism I was going to find the answers to many questions.
What is your favorite part of the job?
There is something new going on every day. This job takes me to the world. I meet many people and their stories along the road. I can capture special moments and experience historic episodes in life.
How do you support your community?
The Hispanic community is my number one priority when it comes to my audience. I am able to speak for the voiceless and listen to what they have to say. I try to keep them in the loop.
What makes you proud about being in New Orleans?
Being able to represent my country, Honduras, in the best possible way.
Anything else you would like to add?
We are here to support, inform, and help our community. Watch me on Telemundo 42.