Patricia Clarembaux

Patricia Clarembaux is a Venezuelan reporter currently based in Texas. She is a Breaking News reporter at Univision News Digital. As a journalist she has always been interested in human stories and how do they contribute with other people’s reality. That’s why she wrote the book ‘A ese infierno no vuelvo’ (I won’t return to that hell) related to prisons in Venezuela, where she tells by the first time how do prisoners live in Venezuelan jails and how their families face the inequalities of a broken society and the impunity of a weak justice system. Immigration and Politics in the U.S and Latin America are two of the topics she's more interested in, covering them through visuals for interactives, special projects, social media and animation. Before she came to the U.S she used to work at AFP Agence as a correspondent; at UNDP as a Communication Associate; and at venezuelan newspapers such as El Mundo Economía y Negocios and Tal Cual. With her book she won in 2010 the I National Competition of Citizen Journalists in the category of Journalist Investigation at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, in Caracas. With Univision she has won, as a part of a team, the Ortega y Gassett Award, the Robert Kennedy Human Rights Award and the POY Latam Award. In 2018 she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

En Español

Patricia Clarembaux es una reportera venezolana que vive en Texas. Es parte del equipo de Breaking News de Univision Noticias Digital. Como periodista, siempre se ha interesado en las historias humanas y en cómo ellas contribuyen con la realidad de otras personas. Por eso escribió el libro 'A ese infierno no vuelvo' ('I won't return to that hell'), en el que narró a detalle la vida de los presos en las cárceles de Venezuela y cómo sus familias son víctimas de las desigualdades y la impunidad del sistema de justicia. El fenómeno de la inmigración y la política en los Estados Unidos y América Latina son los temas que más le interesan, y los ha cubierto con el equipo de Univision Noticias a través de videos documentales, imágenes para interactivos, proyectos especiales, redes sociales y animaciones. Antes de emigrar a los Estados Unidos, trabajó como corresponsal de la agencia AFP en Caracas; en el PNUD como Asociada de Comunicaciones; y como reportera en periódicos venezolanos como El Mundo Economía y Negocios y Tal Cual. Con su libro ganó en 2010 el I Concurso Nacional de Periodistas Ciudadanos en la categoría de Investigación Periodística en la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, en Caracas. Con Univision ha ganado, como parte de un equipo, el Premio Ortega y Gassett, el Premio Robert Kennedy de Derechos Humanos y el Premio POY Latam. En 2018, recibió un grant del Pulitzer Center.

Highlights

Reporting

| Almudena Toral, Patricia Clarembaux

Mother of U.S. soldiers has spent 20 years living undocumented in Texas

Jackeline has lived in El Paso for more than 20 years. Everyone in her family is documented, except her. She’s been trying for years to regularize her status, without success. Her only options are returning…

3 things we could do better in security as women journalists

During a week, security advisors at IWMF taught us how we could do better with our security during reporting trips. Now I share some recommendations with you: 1. Your hotel door room is always vulnerable:…

Meet the Fellow: Corinne Chin

Picture by Erika Schultz   Immigrants, refugees, people of color, women. These are the voices that Corinne Chin, an award-winning reporter for The Seattle Times, loves to represent with her camera. And this has an…

Militias at the border: a story found in the field

While my colleague Almudena Toral and I were reporting in El Paso sector we found an unexpected story: a group of veterans who were determined to protect that specific part of the U.S border. They…

| Almudena Toral, Patricia Clarembaux

48 arrests in 2 hours: migrant apprehensions continue to rise at El Paso border crossing

In January, detentions along this portion of the U.S.-Mexico border were cause for alarm: the number of detained families was up 1,600% compared to one year earlier. In February the increase was even greater. The…