I'm a journalist and audio producer based out of 

Los Angeles, California.

I report stories from the immigrant community in California,

and am passionate about representing the experiences of

my family, friends, and neighbors in all their complexity.

I am a Senior Producer at a LWC Studios, a podcasting company that takes this mission seriously. I work on several podcasts and am primarily in charge of a show called Our Body Politic.

As a reporter, I talk to people who work on immigrant rights issues and who advocate for labor rights. My work is featured in The Guardian, on Marketplace, KCRW, and Making Contact radio. I've also produced podcasts at Slate and KCRW.

I like to think about the potentials of multi-lingual

media: I speak Spanish, French, and English.






I was a USC Center for Health Journalism fellow in 2020. While I was at Marketplace, our team won a 2018 Gerald Loeb award for business journalism. The California Chicano News Media Association chose me to be a finalist for the Ruben Salazar Excellence in Journalism award in 2017 for a piece about day laborers organizing against wage theft.

My first experience in journalism was at Eur@dionantes, an EU-funded, local radio station in Nantes, France, where I produced, hosted, reported, and got that insatiable appetite for radio - in French!

You can write to me at pvelasco12@gmail.com or via Twitter.