Albert Serna Jr.

Investigative Reporter

Multimedia Journalist

Albert Serna Jr.

Investigative Reporter

Multimedia Journalist

June 2021 - August 2021
Investigative Intern
Tampa Bay Times

Research using data, public documents, and scholarly articles. Submit FOIA and public records requests to various city, state and local agencies. Interview sources and subject experts, investigate possible conflicts of interests. Connect with investigations editor on best practices for sourcing, interviewing and writing.

Ocotber 2020 - January 2022
Boyle Heights Beat

Attend mayoral briefings, connect with local government officials for reporting purposes. Lead reporting workshops for high school students on the topics of sourcing, interviews, etc. Write and publish breaking news, crime and community interest pieces. Work with editor to establish better SEO practices for stories and contributions. Research using data, public documents, and submit FOIA requests when appropriate.

March 2019 - Present
WeHo Times

Report on local issues affecting the city of West Hollywood. Write, edit and publish articles in timely manner. Interview sources including public officials, community members, etc., for articles. Record video, audio for interviews and shoot photos to be published.

Aug. 2018 - Jan. 2020
Project Expert/ Washington Post Liaison
Mt. San Antonio College

Work with Washington Post tech team to integrate the Arc Publishing platform with the SAC.Media student website. Assist student journalists with publishing online and building media brand. Work with students to find placement in career field. Guide and present workshops in writing and reporting, social media, audience engagement/analysis, and assist professor of journalism in teaching best practices for collegiate advancement.

July 2014 - Dec. 2017
Huffington Post

Pitch and report on topics in various verticals. Use social media to promote stories to interested communities. Write, edit and submit content to editor using Wordpress.

2017 - Present
San Francisco State University

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

2012 - 2017
Mt. San Antonio College

Associate Degree in Journalism

My Skills
  • Writing/Editing
  • Document/FOIA Reporting
  • Storytelling
  • AP Style
Digital Media
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Audio/Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Wordpress