Cuban migrants and the dangerous voyage to the U.S.
Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports out of the Latino Affairs desk at KJZZ 91.5 FM focusing on stories that affect Arizona’s Latino community.
Nadine comes from a lengthy background in communications. Her broadcasting career includes Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular Field of the Chicago White Sox) and United Center (Chicago Bulls) Scoreboard Operations, general assignment reporting for Univision affiliate WCIU-TV Channel 26 and Tribune Company's ChicagoLand Television News. She co-produced a bilingual television parenting program on both Chicago's Telemundo and WYCC-TV Channel 20. She also hosted on-air pledge drives at WTTW Channel 11 (PBS) in Chicago, making her the only bilingual pledge host. Nadine also co-hosted pledge drives for KAET Eight, and reported and co-produced Eight's public affairs programs Horizon and Horizonte.
Aside from her successful broadcasting career, Nadine served in various civil service roles in public relations, business community outreach, and marketing. Her extensive public sector experience extends to Chicago's Department of Health, Departments of Procurement Services, Human Services, as well as with elected officials in the Chicago City Council and the U.S. Congress. Other professional experience includes Vice President of Community Outreach for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
Nadine was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago's southside. Growing up in La Villita (a predominantly Mexican community) taught her valuable lessons in several Latino cultures and insight into issues of great interest to Latino families and business community.
Nadine is an Emmy-nominated journalist and a Telly Award winner. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and is currently pursing graduate level studies in higher education. She is a huge fan of the Arizona Cardinals, as well as her hometown Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox. Nadine and her family reside in the East Valley.