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Karen Rodriguez

Digital Content Producer

Born on the tropical island of Cuba, Karen Rodriguez now braves the cold of the Midwest to produce concise, informative and visual news you want to watch. Karen’s stories have focused on immigration and South American politics. If she isn’t watching C-SPAN at the gym, she is reading books about Latin America and figuring out what to put a GoPro on next. A former Google Glass explorer, she sees life through the lens of a camera. If you have a story idea feel free to send her tweet, email or even a carrier pigeon. Follow her on Twitter @krod65. Nacida en la isla tropical de Cuba, Karen Rodríguez ahora se enfrenta al frío del Medio Oeste para producir noticias concisas, informativas y visuales. Los informes de Karen se han centrado en la inmigración y la política sudamericana. Si no está mirando a C-SPAN en el gimnasio, está leyendo libros sobre América Latina y averiguando en qué puede poner un GoPro. Una ex exploradora de cristal de Google, ve la vida a través del lente de una cámara. Si tienes informacion para un reporte envíale un correo electronico, mensaje por Twitter o hasta una paloma mensajera. Síguela en Twitter @ krod65.

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