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Ana Lucia Ralda Diaz

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Guatemalan journalist and storyteller. I report on social and climate justice, gender issues, education, arts and culture.
Member since 2023



Contact Ana Lucia

  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Ana Lucia

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a journalist. I envisioned myself going around my city and my country talking to people, covering important events, getting to know the different communities, and making sense of the bigger picture.

I grew up in Guatemala City. As a kid, it was hard to understand the stark inequality and violence that defines my country's reality. Why did some seem to have everything while others barely had enough to survive? How could there be so much hatred and violence, and at the same time, so much kinship and solidarity? I didn't know that these questions would be applicable into most other places in the world. 

When I was 18, I moved to the US. Ironically, it wasn't until I got to college in California, that I started to learn about the history of my country and how that fits into the context of the world. Getting that perspective helped me understand how we got here. To get a bigger perspective, I traveled a lot and went to school and worked many jobs and talked to many different kinds of people. After countless adventures and learning experiences, I came back journalism and I fell in love with radio. 

Ana Lucia's Portfolio



  • Translation
  • Story Editing
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Contract Review
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • Tascam DR-05X
  • Dynamic Supercardioid microphone
  • Hindenburg

Previous Work

  • Production Intern, Forum at KQED Radio (July, 2023)
  • News Intern at KPFA Radio (September 2022)
  • Freelance Reporter at 48 Hills Newspaper (May 2022)
  • Freelance Reporter at SF Examiner (June 2022)
  • Freelance Copywriter at Two Hats Consulting (April 2022)
  • Content Writer at Bloom TV (March 2022)