Eileen Rodriguez covers COVID-19 recovery and the Latino community in Forsyth County, North Carolina for WFDD and La Noticia, a collaboration of a public radio station and the state's biggest Spanish-language newsroom. Most recently, Rodriguez interned as an audio production assistant for the Financial Times, working on podcasts about global business and culture. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Rodriguez holds a bachelor's degree from Baruch College in New York City, where she reported for Dollars & Sense, the online student publication. As a Walker Communications fellow for Audubon magazine, Rodriguez traveled across the U.S. to report stories that focused on environmental justice in marginalized communities. During this time, she also freelanced for Acuris, which specializes in news for financial professionals, and The New York Times, as a reporter, translator and transcriber.
Founded in 1946 by two students in their dorm room on the original Wake Forest College campus in Wake Forest, NC, 88.5 WFDD, is North Carolina’s longest running public radio station and the state’s charter NPR affiliate station. It broadcasts in 32 counties across the Piedmont and High Country of North Carolina and southern Virginia. The news team consists of eight full-time staff: one main editor, two reporters/editors, two hosts/reporters, and three reporters. We believe in the importance of a strong public radio station to a community. Its news partner is La Noticia, North Carolina’s largest Spanish language news organization. It has been serving the state’s growing Latino community for more than two decades. Its readers are predominantly immigrants from Latin America.
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