About Lucina Melesio

Reporter. Producer. VJ. 
Lucina Melesio Friedman is an award-winning journalist and multimedia producer reporting from Mexico City. She has previously reported from New York City, London and Washington D.C.
Her stories feature in Al Jazeera English, The Washington Post, Gatopardo, FiveThirtyEight, Scientific American, Physics World, Newsweek, Univision, BBC World Service, among others. She works TV, radio/podcast, video, online, and print formats.
 
As a Fulbright Scholar she earned an MA in Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2016, and as a Chevening Scholar an MSc in Science Media Production at Imperial College London in 2014. She is also a graduate in Physics from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico since 2011. 
 
She founded and coordinated the Science Communication Unit at Mexico’s Institute of Physics at UNAM in 2011, and in 2012 she was invited to represent UK’s Institute of Physics' IOP Publishing in Latin America. She is fluent in English and Spanish.  

Honors, Grants & Awards

UNESCO

Light Film Fest

2016

Emmy

TV Magazine

2016

FXQi

Portrait Doc

2014

2Lives Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation Scholarship 2019

Received the Foundation's scholarship for security training, along with a travel grant from the Rory Peck Trust and ACOS alliance, for GJS' HEFAT training in Miami in June 2019.

Ford Foundation Grantee 2017-2018

Received Ford Foundation grant for the Investigative Journalism Program by Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad (MCCI) in Mexico.

Emmy Award 2016

3rd place Magazine category, 2016 College Television Awards for 219 West TV Magazine show.

Fulbright Scholar 2014-2016

Received a Fulbright Scholarship for studying an MA in Journalism at CUNY graduate School of Journalism.

 

Bloomberg J-School Scholar  2014-2016

Received a Bloomberg scholarship for studying an MA in Journalism at CUNY graduate School of Journalism..

FQXi Prize 2014

Won FQXi prize for Best Portrait of the Life of a Physicist for my documentary The-All-There-Is.

Chevening Scholar 2013-2014

Received a Chevening Scholarship for studying an MSc in Science Media Production at Imperial College London.

British Petroleum Sustainability Scholarship 

2013-2014

Received Chevening-BP Sustainability Scholarship for studying an MSc in Science Media Production at Imperial College London.

 

Conacyt Grant recipient 2013-2014

Received a Conacyt grant for studying an MSc in Science Media Production at Imperial College London.

UNAM Science Journalism Grant 2009-2011

Received a Universum grant for working at UNAM's Science Journalism Office on special science projects.

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