Sam Vega

Sam Vega

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Sam is a multimedia producer at Hoy, a Spanish-language daily in Chicago, where he shoots and edits video content, reports for the web and helps manage multiple media platforms. He was born in Chicago and raised in Humboldt Park, a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood. After spending several years as a self-employed DJ, playing a bit with theater and teaching podcasting classes to high school youth, he taught himself multimedia and communication skills. He was awarded a Pritzker Journalism Fellowship by Chicago Public Media and was recognized for his work at Hoy with the Jones Beck Leadership Award.

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