About Ivette @IvetteF_News
Ivette Feliciano shoots, produces and reports on camera for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Before starting with NewsHour in 2013, she worked as a one-person-band correspondent for the News 12 Networks, where she won a New York Press Club Award for her coverage of Super Storm Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast in 2012. Prior to that, Ivette was the Associate Producer of Latin American news for Worldfocus, a nationally televised, daily international news show seen on Public Television. While at Worldfocus, Ivette served as the show’s Field Producer and Reporter for Latin America, covering special reports on the Mexican drug war as well as a 5-part series out of Bolivia, which included an interview with President Evo Morales. In 2010, she co-produced a documentary series on New York’s baseball history that aired on Channel Thirteen. Ivette holds a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she specialized in broadcast journalism.
Ivette’s Recent Stories
Arts Feb 25These murals lie at the center of a debate over Northern Ireland’s future
In Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, hundreds of colorful murals line the city’s streets, detailing a century’s worth of conflict and political division.
Nation Jan 08Should juveniles be incarcerated with adults?
While all states can charge juveniles as adults, often for the most serious crimes, North Carolina and New York do so for every 16- or 17-year-old, regardless of the offense. People who want to raise the age of adult responsibility…
Arts Dec 24‘Othello: The Remix’ gives Shakespeare the hip-hop treatment
At the Westside Theatre in New York City, audiences are watching "Othello: the Remix," a retelling of William Shakespeare's classic play that transforms the protagonist into a rising hip-hop star. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano sits down with the Q Brothers,…
World Dec 04Rwanda was first to prosecute mass rape as war crime
A new documentary takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts. “The Uncondemned,” in theaters this month, reviews the landmark case in Rwanda that changed how mass rape could be prosecuted as an act…
Economy Oct 29South Carolina’s manufacturing revival lures new business
Like other states, South Carolina has seen its traditional industries decimated by automation and globalization, as low-skilled factory jobs disappeared or migrated to low-cost labor countries. Now, the state is building a robust, high-skilled factory base, returning manufacturing jobs to…
Politics Oct 02How a shifting Latino vote in Florida could influence the election
World Sep 04What caused Mexico’s drug war?
Mexico's government has been waging a war against the country's drug cartels, whose territorial fights have left tens of thousands dead. "Kingdom of Shadows," a POV documentary that comes out this month, looks at the root causes of the violence…
Health Aug 20This man is abstaining from sex for a year so he can donate blood
Jay Franzone is on a mission to bring attention to the country’s ban on blood donated from men who have sex with men.
Health May 14Beyond debt default and Zika, Puerto Rico struggles as trash piles up
As Puerto Rico’s government grapples with an economic crisis, a Zika outbreak, and widespread landfill closures, another disaster is brewing -- trash on the island. Whenever it rains, several feet of black, contaminated water and trash flood the homes of…
World Apr 02Could the remains of Queen Nefertiti be hidden behind King Tut’s tomb?
Archaeologists in Egypt have completed the first phase of a new search for King Tut's tomb. The question at hand: Could the tomb contain the undiscovered burial place of Queen Nefertiti? NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.