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
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.
Arts Mar 20Fit as a ‘Fiddler’: Broadway’s Sheldon Harnick looks back on 50 years of tradition
More than 50 years after the Broadway premiere of "Fiddler on the Roof," the musical's universal story continues to resonate with audiences seeing its fifth revival, which opened in December. NewsHour's Zachary Green sits down with the musical's 91-year-old lyricist,…
World Feb 27Enforcing Iran sanctions still tangles Iranian-Americans in ‘spider’s web of laws’
The U.S. has imposed hundreds of sanctions against Iran for more than 30 years to temper the country's nuclear ambitions. And even though the sanctions against Iran were eased with January's nuclear disarmament deal, rules about how people in the…
Politics Feb 06The rocky road to the GOP nomination is paved with complex delegate math
Although primaries and caucuses are scheduled through June, presidential candidates in both parties may emerge with enough delegates to secure the nomination before then. But given the different sets of rules for choosing delegates in each state, a long road…
World Nov 21Once alone and undocumented, teen finds family in immigration court
Minors who enter the United States alone and without proper documents face a circuitous path when seeking relief after they are stopped and detained by U.S. immigration officials.
Nation Oct 047 voices sound off on NC’s controversial voter ID law
In North Carolina, which has had some of the most progressive voting practices and highest voter turnout rates in the country, some residents are grappling with the state's new voter ID law that goes into effect in 2016.
Nation May 31When enforcing gender norms turns violent
Despite the increased visibility of transgender people in the media, individuals who identify as gender non-conforming are still subject to gender policing, which can range from a confused look to verbal and physical violence.
Nation May 09Here’s what concentrated poverty looks like in South Atlanta
In South Atlanta's Lakewood Heights community, where crime rates are high and many homes sit dilapidated and abandoned, the poverty rate hovers around 30 percent. The area is one of many that suffers from concentrated poverty.