- Member of the National Council for Media and Public Affairs
Claritza Jiménez is a producer experienced in television news, digital video and live journalism events. She is the senior producer at Politico Live where she leads editorial content development for live events ranging from daylong summits to panels with Washington newsmakers. Prior to Politico, Claritza worked as a digital video editor and producer on The Washington Post’s Video team. While at The Post, she was part of the reporting team that earned a national Emmy nomination for Obama's Legacy, a series that documented pivotal moments in President Obama’s eight years in the White House. She started out her journalism career in producing roles at the CBS stations in Chicago and Dallas.
Claritza was a recipient of an Investigative Journalism Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication where she earned a Master of Arts in journalism while working as a reporting fellow at the Center for Public Integrity.
She graduated cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication. She is an alumna of the Elizabeth J. Somers Women's Leadership Program and served as president of the GW Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She has remained an active alumna and has served as president of the GW Latino Alumni Association and on the board of the GW Alumni Association.
Claritza is starting her MBA in the fall at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and will focus her studies on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. She is a native Spanish speaker.