maria murriel

human stories

with meaning and purpose

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hi. wanna tell a great story?

write non-fiction (journalism & creative) and produce & engineer podcasts with The ConversationIDEO, the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Talking Machines.

Currently I’m working on this.

I like stories about immigration, family history, and people with a spark of defiance. I’m all about empowering people to tell their own tales, and I believe journalists should remember to be human first.

I’m based in Boston, but I work with teams all over the world.
Contact me for work opportunities, local or remote.

previous experience

I’ve reported on immigration, extremist politics, culture and the arts for the better part of a decade. I covered the 2016 Republican and Democratic National conventions, and the 2017 presidential inauguration for the BBC/Public Radio International show The World.

Prior to that I developed the digital department at WLRN, South Florida’s public radio station, and launched the first podcast there. I was part of a WLRN team that won several Edward R. Murrow awards for its reporting on the Central American migrant crisis.

My audio pieces have aired nationwide on The World and Latino USA, internationally on the BBC World Service, and on local Florida and New England public radio stations. My written pieces have run on, the Miami Herald and more.

teaching and training

I’m a co-founder of SMASH Boston, a group for women and non-binary audio producers smashing the patriarchy. SMASH hosts skillshares with the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston.

I teach non-fiction, audio storytelling and narrative structures at GrubStreet in Boston; writing and reporting in Spanish at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. I’m also a mentor with NPR’s Next Generation Radio program, which trains college students from underrepresented communities across the country.