Raquel Zaldívar is a bilingual visual journalist at the Chicago Tribune where she shoots and edits photos and videos for both daily and long-term investigative and feature stories. She frequently collaborates with other visual journalists on staff to edit documentary videos and curates the Chicago Tribune Instagram accounts.

Prior to her work at the Tribune, Raquel’s work was published with NPR, The Washington Post and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She has reported throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as Cuba, Germany and South Africa. 

Raquel received her Master of Science from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she focused on video and audio documentary reporting. Before that, she attended the University of Miami School of Communication and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with concentrations in visual journalism and Spanish. She currently lives in Chicago with her dog, Cody, but frequently visits her hometown of Miami to see family, friends and enjoy the Cuban espresso she longs for in the midwest.



Photo by Max Reed.

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