Nicole Chavez is a freelance journalist. Previously, she was a mobile/breaking news reporter at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, TX.  While breaking news is her main focus, she thrives when she has the chance to create video, audio, photo and even content in Spanish. 10469415_1395774810663944_6277368127260996316_o copy

Before moving to Austin in 2014, she graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso and interned at the Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Brownsville Herald and several Spanish-language publications.

She was a 2015 Journalism & Women Sympsium Emerging Journalist Fellow, a Chips Quinn Scholar and The New York Times Journalism Institute alumna. She was part of the 2012 ONA Student Newsroom  received an Online Journalism Award for the investigative project Mexodus. She is a former board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Follow her on Twitter at  @NicoleChavz