Maritza L. Félix
Maritza L. Félix is a JSK Community Impact Fellow and an independent journalist in Arizona. She is the founder of Conecta Arizona, a news-you-can-use service in Spanish that connects people in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, primarily through WhatsApp and social media. She is an International Women’s Media Foundation Adelante and Listening Post Collective Fellow and part of Take the Lead’s 50 Women Who Can Change the World of Journalism 2020 cohort. She is an independent journalist whose work appears in Organización Editorial Mexicana, Fi2W, Slate, The Americano, The Copper Courier, Uniradio, Prensa Arizona Univision and Telemundo. She hosted the documentary “Mysteries of Faith” for Discovery Channel and contributed as producer to “The Wall,” a documentary for Rondo Media. She has worked as special project producer for Al Jazeera and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Félix has won five Emmys and is the recipient of the inaugural award for Best Chronicle Written in the United States by Nuevas Plumas. She also has multiple awards from the Arizona Press Club. In 2012 and 2013 the Phoenix New Times newspaper named Félix Best Spanish-Language Journalist in Arizona.