About Lucina Melesio

Reporter. Producer. VJ. 
Lucina Melesio Friedman is founder and managing director at Kizaya. She is an award-winning journalist, host and multimedia producer who has reported from Mexico City, New York City, London and Washington D.C. 

Her stories have featured on Spotify, the New York Times’s T-Brand Studio, Al Jazeera English, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Gatopardo, FiveThirtyEight, Scientific American, Physics World, Newsweek, Univision, BBC World Service, among other outlets. 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. 

Honors, Grants & Awards

UNESCO

Light Film Fest

2016

Emmy

TV Magazine

2016

FXQi

Portrait Doc

2014

Telly Awards 2021: Gold Winner: Online Series- Documentary

Scripted and edited one of the documentaries of Univision's Cuenta Conmigo series that won Gold for the Telly Awards's Online Series- Documentary category in 2021.

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 Fulbright 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.