Maye Primera

Editorial Director

Maye has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years, covering politics, immigration, borders, human rights, and violence in Latin America and the U.S. Before to joining El Tímpano she worked as manager of projects with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. From 2015 to 2021 she worked as Content Producer with NBCUniversal Telemundo, and as Senior Editor for Latin America for Univision News Digital. Prior to that she was correspondent in the Caribbean and Venezuela for the Spanish newspaper El País, and editor-in-chief of the Venezuelan newspaper TalCual. She has published three books and a podcast about Venezuela’s recent history, and her narrative work has been featured in several non-fiction anthologies. Her work has received a News and Documentary Emmy Award and three nominations, the Hillman Prize, the RFK Human Rights Journalism Award, two Edward Murrow Awards,  two King of Spain Awards, and the Ortega and Gasset prize. Primera was also one of the 16 media leaders chosen for the inaugural cohort of the Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership 2021 at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.