Sebastian Echeverry writes for the Long Beach Post in California where he concentrates on North Long Beach, a predominantly working-class neighborhood of almost 100,000 residents, the majority of whom are Hispanic and about one-fourth are African-American. Echeverry comes to the post with considerable experience. He was the acting publisher/ managing editor for the Signal Tribune newspaper in Long Beach in 2020. Before that position, he worked as the design editor/production manager and as a general assignment reporter covering Long Beach and Signal Hill. As an undergraduate at California State University/Long Beach, he was an intern for NBC4 Los Angeles and Telemundo 52. There, he worked with the digital team, uploading content to the website and social media pages. He’s created videos, podcasts and photo slideshows during his time reporting from major sporting events like the Grand Prix of Long Beach to breaking news such as protests and active crime scenes.