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, ESPN's 30 for 30 and FiveThirtyEight, Scientific American, Physics World, BBC World Service, Newsweek, Univision, 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
Light Film Fest
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
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.