Katie Coronado is a journalist and an instructor of broadcast journalism. After working in both English- and Spanish-language media more than 13 years, NSC appointed her to the instructor position in 2011. Her area of specialization is in broadcast journalism with a focus on Hispanic media. She currently teaches news writing as well as on-air delivery. As part of her commitment to educating the next generation of journalists, she launched the university’s first Spanish-language product, Knightly Latino, which offers students an outlet to cover issues of interest to the Latino community in both English and Spanish.
Coronado is also a NATPE fellow. Additionally, she participated in the Broadcast Education Association’s first ever “Air Check en Español” panel at the NAB/BEA convention. She continues to work as a bilingual freelance reporter which helps her bring real-world experience into the classroom. Her latest collaboration was with WFTV Channel 9, the ABC affiliate in Orlando; and Mega TV, for which she covered the Zimmerman trial in Spanish. As part of her community involvement, she will serve as the keynote speaker for NASA’s Hispanic Heritage event in 2014.