Hi, I'm Kevin Lizarazo.

I'm a multidisciplined producer based in New York. Find me at the Council on Foreign Relations or on Twitter. Want to contact me? Use the link below.

Résumé and contact info (PDF)

What's my goal?

To share a good narrative. I want to find the right stories to tell, hopefully setting the conversation, using my skills in multimedia/web production and my background in international relations.

What can I do?

Video editing, podcast editing, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, and a little After Effects, too. I'm handy with Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Here's some of my work.

The World Next Week

Every week, I produce, edit, and distribute this CFR podcast series on important world events in the coming week. I edit in Adobe Audition and publish on CFR.org, SoundCloud, and iTunes.

The Arab Uprisings, Five Years On

I developed this interactive slideshow using an open-source tool, Reveal.js. Using a mix of JavaScript, HTML and CSS, I helped provide an analysis of the Arab Spring and its effects on the region since December 2010. This slideshow features additional plug-ins on top of what the tool already offers. Look for my custom persistent audio player that can load audio in chapters, navigation links that change dynamically according to what countries are next, and social sharing functionality.

Click here to explore.

The Humanitarian Catastrophe

For the Council on Foreign Relations’ InfoGuide on the crisis in the Eastern Congo, I developed a lighter variant of the slideshow shown above. Using a mix of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, I helped tell the story of the humanitarian catastrophes that are causing untold devastation and suffering in the Eastern Congo.

Explore the InfoGuide.

Reporting RIS4E

In 2015, I helped teach a summer multimedia journalism course in Hawaii for the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. I joined another professor and several undergraduate and graduate students as we shadowed a team of NASA scientists, including Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, in Hawaii. The scientists, working on a project for NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), collected valuable data on the glassy terrain at Kilauea Volcano. I taught the student journalists how to gather the facts, tease out the narrative and use their DSLRs, video cameras and audio recorders to produce the story. Afterwards, I collected their work and created a long-form WordPress site that told the story of the scientists’ work.

reportingris4e.com is currently under maintenance; watch this space for updates

Journalism Without Walls: Cuba

In early 2012, I spent a week in Havana, Cuba. I worked alongside a team of student-journalists, documenting Havana's changing sociopolitical landscape following Raul Castro's ascension to the presidency of Cuba. I wrote, took photos, and produce videos.

Check out one video to the left; it is a profile of a cigar-maker in a Havana hotel lobby.