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Paydesk has 11 journalists in San Jose. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in San Jose are Berny Araya and Armando Gómez.

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Journalists in San Jose



Berny Araya

San José, Costa Rica
Berny Araya is a seasoned journalist and videographer based in Costa Rica, with over 25 years of experience in the field of media. His extensive career includes more than two decades of freelance work for various agencies and television networks globally. Araya's expertise allows him to adeptly Read morecover a wide range of topics, with a particular emphasis on environmental and travel journalism within Central and South America. His ability to relocate to different countries in the region, or elsewhere in the world, demonstrates his commitment to capturing stories wherever they unfold.

Araya's work is characterized by a deep appreciation for the natural world, often spotlighting the breathtaking landscapes and ecological importance of destinations such as Playa Conchal in Costa Rica. His reporting not only showcases the region's crystal-clear waters and white sands but also underscores the value of ecotourism and the need for sustainable practices that safeguard these pristine environments.

In addition to his travel and environmental reporting, Araya is a passionate advocate for animal welfare. His coverage of Refugio Tucán, a sanctuary for injured or orphaned sloths, has brought to light the challenges these creatures face due to human encroachment and environmental degradation. Through his articles and videos, Araya raises awareness about the critical conservation efforts necessary to protect wildlife and promote the reintegration of species like sloths into their natural habitats. His dedication to journalism serves not only to inform and educate but also to inspire action towards preserving the delicate balance of our planet's ecosystems.
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Fact Checking

Armando Gómez

San José, Costa Rica
Armando Gómez is a journalist based in San José, Costa Rica. He produces photos, videos, audios and texts for the web, radio and TV for Voice Of America (VOA).
Languages
Spanish
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Live Reporting
+1
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Mario Negrini

San José, Costa Rica
I'm a Brazilian journalist and filmmaker based in Costa Rica with over 15 years of experience producing a range of non-fiction narrative formats in collaboration with media organizations from different parts of the world.  I've been working for Al Jazeera, CCTV China, Reuters TV amongst others. I'Read moreve been building up a solid and diversified experience: from Broadcast to the digital media, the skills I've been acquiring through my career gave me the balance between technical and creative work. I will always work hard to bring the audience the best stories, most releveant, inspiring, truly and original, always staring for the things that will connect different cultures.
Languages
English Spanish Portuguese
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Politics Technology Science & Environment
+8

María Abissi

San José, Costa Rica
I'm currently based in San José, Costa Rica. I work for El Financiero, which is part of Grupo Nación and I'm also correspondent for Lonely Planet in Costa Rica.
I'm a finance journalist but I enjoy writing about everything, from business, to lifestyle, to any topic that you need me to. 
Some of Read moremy skills include video and audio editing on Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and Indesign and writing on Xalok and ARC. 
I also have skills on designing and developing content on digital tools.

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Actualmente me encuentro en San José, Costa Rica. Trabajo para El Financiero, un medio especializado que es parte de Grupo Nación y también son corresponsal para Lonely Planet en Costa Rica.
Soy periodista de finanzas pero me gusta escribir de cualquier otro tema, desde negocios hasta estilo de vida o cualquier otro tema que sea necesario.
Algunas de mis habilidades técnicas incluyen Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Indesign y Photoshop. También manejo avanzado de las plataformas ARC y Xalox.
Manejo también contenido multimedia y desarrollo contenido en plataformas y herramientas digitales.
Languages
English Spanish Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+11

Sandy Sandoval

San José, Costa Rica
Sandy Sandoval is a bilingual freelance journalist focusing on environment, especially in wildlife and marine life conservation. She also enjoys writing about arts and culture, her stories have appeared in The Howler Magazine Costa Rica,The Tico Times, El Heraldo from Honduras.

"If I had to Read morechoose three words to describe myself as a freelance journalist, I would choose trustworthiness,discipline and passion."
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Science & Environment Film & Theatre Cultural
+1

Robertocarlos Sanchez

San José, Costa Rica
Roberto Carlos Sánchez is a photographer whose work focuses on photojournalism and documentary.

Official Photographer for the Presidents of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2018-2022) and Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera (2014-2018).

His work has been featured in national and international Read morepublications and media, also has been commissioned for corporate and social events, advertising, arts and NGOs projects.

Interested in the social communication through photography, Roberto put all his vision, passion and sense to achieve with success the work assigned to him.

Based in Costa Rica, Central America
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Photography Fact Checking
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+11

Noelia Alfaro

San José, Costa Rica
Noelia Alfaro is a journalist based in San José, Costa Rica.
I have 10 years of experience as journalist and radio producer. I have investigation and writing skills. As a journalist I am very interested in Costa Rican and Centroamerican politics and society. I write about politic, Human Rights, Read moreIndigenous people, feminism and civil rights of
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Business Politics Technology
+4

Olivier Halin

San José, Costa Rica
Olivier Halin is a journalist, DP, Drone operator and instructor, photographer and Director based in San José, Costa Rica. I have more then 25 years of experience of filming. I worked for ARTE Chanel, BBC, NAT GEO, Radio Canada, NHK, CCTV China Chanel, AustralianTV
Languages
English Spanish French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Technology Science & Environment Arts & Books
+11

Hector Guzman Suarez

San José, Costa Rica
Journalist TV 20 years experiencie, producer, editing, cameramen.
I worked with CNN in Spanish, as correspondent in Colombia, Argentina and also in Islamabad, Bagdad and Tel Aviv for Univision Network.
From Costa Rica for ReutersTV.
Puedo moverme a cualquier pais.
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Jay Brodell

San José, Costa Rica
Jay Brodell is a journalist based in San José, Costa Rica.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Erick Pardo

San José, Costa Rica
Erick Pardo is a journalist based in San José, Costa Rica.
Languages
Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Business Technology Science & Environment
+10
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