Maria Murriel is a writer, reporter and podcast producer. She cares about community-focused journalism and storytelling.
She lives in Boston, working as a podcast producer and consultant with the Harvard Business School, the National Domestic Workers Alliance and other clients. She covered immigration, politics and the arts for PRI’s The World and developed the digital department at WLRN, South Florida’s public radio station.
Murriel strives to create a deeper understanding of American immigrant communities and subcultures, partly by diversifying journalism and other media. She’s a mentor with NPR’s Next Generation Radio program, which trains college students from marginalized communities across the country.
She was part of a team that won several Edward R. Murrow awards for its reporting on the Central American migrant crisis. Her audio work has aired nationwide on The World and Latino USA, internationally on the BBC World Service, and on local Florida and New England public radio stations. Her written work has been published on NPR.org, the Miami Herald and more.
Murriel was born in Lima, Peru, but she grew up in Miami. Her first job in journalism was to write about beer.