maria murriel

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I’m an experienced reporter, producer, and editor (aka engineer and/or sound designer). Starting my audio career in a small public radio newsroom helped me develop all of these skills, and I’m always looking for ways to take them further.


Show producer — from editorial planning to mixing — for The Conversation US’ first podcast: Heat and Light, a narrative interview show about 1968 marrying personal stories, expert interviews and archival sound.


I’m the co-founder of Pizza Shark Productions, a full-service multimedia firm working with clients such as IDEO and the Harvard Business Review to design storytelling concepts and produce great pieces or series.

Let’s work together!


Longform reported piece on a new approach to policing the opioid crisis for the MacArthur Foundation-funded criminal justice podcast the 70 Million.


Investigative series on the effectiveness of worksite immigration raids for PRI’s The World.

Reported piece on hate crimes that don’t make headlines for Latino USA.

Reported longform essay about bilingualism in Miami for The World in Words.

Short essay about third-culture kid problems for PRI’s The World.

Bilingual longform essay about cultural assimilation for the Duolingo Podcast.


Audio editor and engineer for Crooked Media’s news and politics podcast Pod Save the People, hosted by activists DeRay Mckesson.


Editor and producer for this California Sunday Magazine piece, part of a multimedia issue and accompanying art exhibit on the meaning of home.

Audio editor for Latina to Latina, an intimate interview podcast hosted by award-winning journalist Alicia Menendez.

Engineer and sound designer for the Boston Globe’s Love Letters podcast.


I’ve been published in the Miami Herald,, DRAFT Magazine, and more. Whether it’s reporting, creative non-fiction or short stories, writing is my first love.

essay & opinion

Racism among Latinos analysis , NPR’s Code Switch

Racism among Latinos analysis, NPR’s Code Switch

Spanish accent essay, Duolingo Podcast (audio piece, in Spanish)

Machu Picchu essay, PRI’s The World

Christmas in Miami essay, WLRN Public Media

Public media critique, Current


The PATRIOT Act and cannabis, Cannabis Wire

Alt-right explainer, PRI’s The World

Peruvian entrepreneurs, WLRN Public Media

Immigration and politics coverage, Public Radio International


Miami craft beer feature , DRAFT Magazine

Miami craft beer feature, DRAFT Magazine

Florence Welch interview, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Game of Thrones stars interview, The Mary Sue

Food and drink feature, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Art Basel Miami feature, Beached Miami

Arts and culture coverage, Miami New Times


I’ve taught college courses, workshops and community education. I’m especially interested in teaching and training opportunities for underrepresented communities in media.

Npr NExt generatioN RADIO

I’m a mentor with this week-long, diversity-focused intensive training program for college students interested in working in public media.

CUNY Newmark school of journalism

I taught advanced writing and reporting in the bilingual journalism program at CUNY’s Newmark School of Journalism.


I taught creative non-fiction at this Boston-based creative writing school that focuses on admitting students from underrepresented groups of writers.