Yvette Fernandez is an award-winning veteran in the art of communication. A published author, Emmy Award ®winning television reporter and filmmaker who has been finding interesting stories and telling them her entire career.
Media Consultant. Provide training and strategic planning for firefighters, law enforcement and municipal public information officers on interviewing techniques and handling media in crisis situations. She is currently a consultant with the State of California/Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Specialized Training Institute.
Columnist. With her extensive background in journalism and spirit of activism, Yvette has found an outlet of personal and professional expression as a columnist for “The Immigrant Magazine.” Her themes are varied with a focus on inclusion and diversity.
Television Reporter. Yvette has worked as an on-camera Reporter at local affiliates in Phoenix and Los Angeles as well as a contributing correspondent for NBC, ABC and CNN. She also hosted Public Affairs, News/Magazine Shows on Television and Radio Programs. She has won numerous National, Regional and Local awards, including: Emmy, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Press Club and others.
Television and Radio Host: Yvette has experience hosting shows ranging from Investigative Reporting, Latino-themed, Interview/Magazine style shows as well as Community and Public Affairs Shows on both Television and Radio.
Writer/Producer/Director of “Field Soldiers.” This feature length documentary is a work in progress. It examines the issues of immigration, uniquely told through the eyes of the “original” guest workers of WWII, known as Braceros.
Writer/Producer/Director of “Native Wisdom.” This docu-drama is an award winning short film inspired by true events from the Shadow Wolves of the Tohono O’Odham Nation (along the Arizona/Mexico border).
She is the co-Author of “Dead Ringer—The Mob’s Colombian Connection.” A non-fiction book profiling the lives of three men deeply involved with the Colombian Drug Cartel, the “Mafia” and law enforcement.
A believer in “giving back” to the community, Ms. Fernandez was Founder of Non-Profit Organization: S.T.A.R.—a mentoring organization for high-school aged women. Ms. Fernandez was invited to testify before Congressional Subcommittee on Education.
Ms. Fernandez has remained involved in community service and advocacy organizations focusing on: Women and Latino Community issues.
Yvette Fernandez is a member of:
Women In Film
International Documentary Association
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Broadcast Journalists
Screen Actor’s Guild