Teri Arvesu serves as News Director for Univision Chicago. She previously was Executive Producer for the Miami station where she managed a team of more than 50 journalists and supervising the day-to-day operations & special projects in the newsroom.
She is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow, 8 Emmy’s Awards (Investigative Reporting, Politics Series Reporting and Religion) and 11 nominations.
Teri shared with the students some priceless advice on how they can distinguish their candidacy for an internship or a job. She encouraged them to develop their own blog, YOUTUBE page or demo website, which she felt would help them impress.
Teri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Florida International University and a master’s of Science in Management with a focus in Leadership from the Wayne Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University. In 2007, she was selected to be a McCormick Tribune Fellow through the Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management & the Medill School of Journalism. Teri recently completed the International Center for Foreign Journalists ““Líderes Digitales: Creating a New Generation of Spanish-Language Multimedia Trainers” program.
While her primary focus has been local news, in 2009, she was the Executive Producer of the 50 minute documentary highlighting 50 years of Cuban Exile “50 Años de Exilio”. In 2010, she produced the Senatorial Debate (Rubio, Crist, Meek) and both primary and general election Gubernatorial Debates- overseeing production and research/content.
Before arriving at Univision, she worked for more than 10 years at Telemundo. During Teri’s time at the Telemundo network and at the local affiliate in Miami, she launched the AM and Weekend Newscasts.
Teri currently serves on the National Academy of Arts & Television Suncoast Chapter Board and is the chair of Univision Miami Women’s Leadership Council.