Jinitzail Hernández joined the Texas Tribune as a video journalist in May 2022. Jini previously worked as the senior multimedia producer at CQ Roll Call in Washington, D.C., where she covered defense policy and politics through articles, podcasts and videos. Previously, Jini worked in Jerusalem as a press and policy fellow at The Media Line, a nonprofit American news agency. Jini graduated with a master's in journalism from Northwestern University and was awarded the Deborah Orin Scholarship from the White House Correspondents' Association. A Chicagoan, Jini is a native Spanish speaker and is interested in using video to tell immersive policy stories through the lives of the people affected.