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Jackie Velez

News Desk Assistant

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Jackie Velez is the News Desk Assistant.

Jackie came to TPR as a board operator and assisted with production on TPR’s “The Source.” She now produces general topics for the TPR Newsroom as well as topics from “The Source.”

Jackie grew up in San Antonio Texas and has two bachelor’s degrees in communications with a concentration in journalism and English from the University of the Incarnate Word.

Before joining TPR, she was a marketing intern for the locally based magazine, 71 Magazine, an international interactive publication in 2018 and a digital reporter intern for La Prensa in 2021. In her spare time, Jackie takes part in the writing and performance group Teatro Esperanza. Teatro Esperanza is a group of women who write about their life experiences and growing up in San Antonio. Jackie has also performed on stage for Jump-Start Performance Company and Overtime Theater.