#MediaMonday – Jean Clare Sarmiento
Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Jean Clare Sarmiento, digital editor at KJZZ, Phoenix’s NPR station. She joined the KJZZ digital team in 2019.
Jean Clare, time to share:
I am originally from Los Angeles where I graduated with an English degree from UCLA and, after working at the college paper, I fell in love with journalism.
I moved to Phoenix in 2004 to work for The Arizona Republic as a news copy editor, and later joined azcentral as a home page and politics digital producer. I enjoy the craziness of the newsroom, such as when breaking news happens or working election nights, and getting that information out accurately and quickly.
As a digital editor at KJZZ, I work to ensure that the reporters’ broadcast reporting makes it onto our website and social channels in a format that’s readable, sharable and searchable. The digital team also works on videos, graphics and special digital projects such Tracing the Migrant Journey, the KJZZ Voter Guide and Hotspots, a weekly curated list of fun and engaging weekend events in the Valley.
Prior to KJZZ, I worked in communications and social media at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, as well as at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS.
When I’m not working, I enjoy playing board games, going to conventions, writing about board games and contributing to a board-game podcast. Some of my favorite games are Battlestar Galactica, Lisboa and Agricola. In those rare times I’m not playing games, I enjoy trying all the Asian restaurants and dessert places in the East Valley, specifically in Mesa’s Asian District. I love that some of the chains in LA are making their way to Arizona!
You can reach me at email@example.com or @jeanclare on Twitter.