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Perla Y Lara / News Director

Perla Yolanda Lara is an accomplished, multimedia journalist with extensive experience in broadcasting, writing, editing and investigative reporting. She was a news manager at Televisa Estado de Mexico. She co-anchored  daily news shows, and contributed reports for special assignments, covering breaking news, local, state, and national reports. She produced editorial articles, wrote content for “Metropolis Revista TV “, for Luis De Llano Televisa.  She created the show “Tu Vida.”

Perla was the editor of international news in  “Primero Noticias,” with Carlos Loret at Televisa. She was a correspondent in the U.S. with Ricardo Rocha Radio program, “Detras de la Noticia,”and a commentator for, “Radio Hinterland” a special program for Immigrants in Milan Italy. She designed creative vocational curriculums and trained Immigrants on Identity Intercultural awareness; and taught courses in Geopolitics & Communication and Psychology of Communication, at the Instituto Franco Ingles de Mexico.

She co-authored “Un trago dulce pero adentro con sabor amargo” (Bittersweet Swallow) Constructing Counterspace to Explore Undocumented Status Across Academic, Family, and Community Spaces Jul 2016. By the members of the participatory research center of CCATE. Norristown.

Perla has a Bachelors in Psychology and a Master’s in Cross-Cultural Dialogue for Mediation.

Perla was a special reporter, in Philadelphia, for El Sol Newspaper. Currently, she is working as freelance journalist for WHYY – with sporadic radio collaboration in Mexico & Italy.

Perla is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. Her passion is to connect and build relationships with the Latino community”