Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez
Senior Field Correspondent
Nadine is a Senior Field Correspondent (Phoenix) who focuses on stories throughout the southwest and issues that directly affect Arizona’s Latino community. She is an Emmy-nominated journalist and a Telly Award winner. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and earned a Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University.
She comes from a lengthy background in communications. Her broadcasting career includes Arizona’s PBS station KAET-TV. She was a producer and correspondent for the public affairs programs Horizon and Horizonte. While in Chicago, she hosted on-air bilingual pledge drives for WTTW Channel 11 (PBS), making her the only bilingual pledge host at the time. She was a general assignment reporter for Tribune Company’s ChicagoLand Television News, Univision affiliate WCIU-TV Channel 26 and WYCC-TV. She also worked for Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular Field), the home of the Chicago White Sox and United Center (Chicago Bulls) Scoreboard Operations. She co-produced a bilingual television parenting program on both Chicago’s Telemundo and WYCC-TV Channel 20.
Aside from her broadcasting career, she served in various roles in public relations, community outreach, and marketing. Her extensive public sector experience extends to several departments of the City of Chicago, Mayor’s Advisory Council on Latino Affairs, and the U.S. Congress. Other professional experience includes Vice President of Community Outreach for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. Currently, she mentors and teaches public radio writing and reporting to inner city students and participates in journalism workshops for high school students throughout the Phoenix area. Her goal is to teach journalism in a higher education institution, while continuing her mentorship initiative.
She was born in Puerto Rico to Puerto Rican and Belgian parents, and raised on Chicago’s southside in La Villita (a predominantly Mexican community). This diverse background taught her valuable lessons in various Latino cultures and informs her insight into issues of great interest to Latino families and business community.
One Arizona congresswoman says immigration reform will happen this year. Representative Kyrsten Sinema says the recent White House leak has nothing to do with a bipartisan plan.
There are more Latino registered voters in this election cycle than in 2008 -- and a study shows this could be the deciding factor in several battleground states.
Before they can go to the polls in support of either party, Latinos first need to be registered voters. So voter registration drives are active across the country, and there's a new gadget that could speed up the process.
The power outage left millions across the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico without electricity for numerous hours.
Federal regulators said the loss of a power line in Arizona sparked the blackout. But they said if the electricity grid had been operating properly, it should have prevented the ensuing blackout, which affected millions in Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico.
Hundreds of people marched in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon in protest of SB 1070.
Pew Hispanic Center study shows many Latinos don't like the pan-ethnic phrases. They prefer to be ID'd by their home country.
The words "Hispanic" and "Latino" are used to describe people of Spanish speaking origin. But a survey released on April 4 shows many people who fit that description don’t like to use either term.
Immigration courts reached the annual cap to hear 'Cancellation of Deportation' cases, leaving many with an uncertain future.
Immigration court judges were ordered to stop granting undocumented immigrants permanent resident status. Congress has set a yearly quota on the number of deportation proceedings that can be stopped. It's the first time the cap was reached this early.
AZ Senators and Tribal Nations Group testify at Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Arizona tribal leaders were on Capitol Hill on Thursday, testifying against a bill that would allow copper mining on Native American land. Opponents say the deal goes against a federal mining ban already in place. Supporters say it’s an economic boon.
Frequent flyers to get a fast pass
A new program at major metropolitan airports will let passengers breeze through the security line -- but only they qualify ahead of time.
Spanish-language broadcasting network Univision and the Disney Company are in talks about a 24-hour news channel. The broadcast would target English-speaking Latinos.