Two Emerson students and a recent Emerson alum were awarded Emerging Journalist Fellowships from the New England chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Ezekiel Telemaco ’22, a journalist and producer for WEEI Sports Radio Network in Boston; and Journalism majors Ana Luque ’25 and Jaeel Beato ’26 will receive mentorship from NAHJ as well as funding to attend the organization’s annual conference in Miami in July.
“Journalism is an intense industry, and for young journalists to thrive, they need mentoring and to be able to network with people who look like them and share their culture and background,” said Cindy E. Rodriguez, president of NAHJ New England and a Senior Journalist-in-Residence at Emerson. “The workshops, panels, and plenary sessions offered at the NAHJ convention are catered to Latinos and not offered at this scale anywhere else.”
Telemaco is an Afro-Latino journalist of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent who covers Celtics and Red Sox games for WEEI. He also runs the @SoxBooth Twitter account for the Sox and WEEI, as well as creates and edits video content for WEEI’s Jones and Mego with Arcand show. He graduated from Emerson with a Journalism degree.
Luque is an international student from Honduras. She writes for campus publications, including Raíz and Atlas magazines, has worked on Emerson’s WEBN-TV, and is treasurer of Emerson’s NAHJ student chapter. This summer she is interning for an online publicationcalled ENSPIRE Magazine.
Beato is an Afro-Latino journalist of Dominican descent. He is a reporter for WEBN-TV and the Emerson Channel’s Good Morning Emerson, as well as vice president of both the NAHJ and the National Association of Black Journalists chapters at Emerson, and a member of the Dean’s Fellowship for Racial Equity and Leadership Development.