Julian QuintanaSpring 2021 Intern
Julian Quintana was born and raised in Miami and has had a bug for writing ever since he was a child.
Since his time in high school, Julian has been fascinated with the filmmaking process and being able to work with cameras, microphones, writing scripts and working with editing software. Paired with his passion for writing, he decided to combine those skills and pursue a career in journalism.
Julian understands the importance of journalism and the power reporters have on the public. He enjoys telling stories about local communities and how everyday lives are impacted. His reporting was centered around Cutler Bay where he would attend town council meetings to see what changes were being made in the town.
He graduated with a degree in journalism from Florida International University during the spring of 2020 and continued telling stories through FIU’s media hub, The South Florida Media Network. At SFMN, Julian reported on a variety of topics such as COVID-19 lockdowns, the reopening of small businesses in Miami-Dade County, Black Lives Matter protests and the 2020 presidential election. Through SFMN, Julian was able to collaborate with the Miami Herald and had a story published on the impact COVID-19 has had on the hospitality industry — including recent graduates in that field.
At WLRN, Julian wants to keep advancing his skills and learn the principles of radio journalism. Outside of reporting, Julian enjoys playing guitar, watching movies and playing sports.
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