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Faculty Spotlight: Veronica Garabelli, journalism

Jan 20, 2021

Posted in: News

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Veronica Garabelli is an instructor of journalism in the Robertson School. 

Tell us a little bit about where you are from and where you worked or studied before joining the Robertson School?

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and moved to the Washington, D.C.-area as a child. I spent the bulk of my career as a reporter and editor at Virginia Business magazine. Additionally, I served as creative producer at Lockwood Broadcast Group and production assistant at WTVR in Richmond. I’m a proud alumna of the Robertson School where I earned undergraduate and graduate journalism degrees.

What's your favorite class to teach and why?

I co-teach Capital News Service, a live newsroom where students report on politics, the Virginia General Assembly and the news of the day. It’s gratifying to help students publish articles, which help them gain confidence and journalism jobs.

Why should students come to the Robertson School?

It’s a perfect canvas to put your craft into practice. The school is located in the state capital, providing ample field experience with guidance from professors and mentors who care about your success.

How do you keep current in this ever changing media environment?

Editing stories for Capital News Service and other journalism classes helps me keep active in the field. I also love reading e-newsletters to keep up with news and industry trends.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I’m a big fan of ‘90s music—especially The Cranberries. I saw them live three times in a span of about 10 years.

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