Jessica Weiss

Journalist and Writer




I am an award-winning bilingual journalist based in Miami, working as part of Univision's first-ever English-language news section, Univision News

My journalism career began in 2006 in Washington, D.C., covering Capitol Hill for a small newsletter company. After a stint reporting on education, I spent four years at a global media NGO, the International Center for Journalists.

In 2011 I bought a one-way ticket to South America to report through another language and lens, first from Buenos Aires, then from Bogotá. Over four years, I covered a range of stories for print and online publications including The New York Times, the Associated Press, Fast Company Magazine and Ms. Magazine. I reported various times from Brazil. 

While abroad, I also worked as an editor, translator and consultant for clients including The World Bank, the United Nations, Transparency International and Marca Colombia. 

Upon my return, I worked as a staff writer at the alt-weekly Miami New Times, covering all things Miami, from the encroaching seas to the Cuban exile community, and from local politics to historic preservation.  

I was a 2016 Mexico fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)'s Adelante initiative, in Chiapas, Mexico. 

I've been interviewed for my work on PRI's The World, WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, and Univision's Edición Digital (in Spanish). 

Walking in Havana, Cuba, January 2016. Photo by: Daniel Venegas

Walking in Havana, Cuba, January 2016. Photo by: Daniel Venegas


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