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Sebastian Vega

Sebastian Vega is a video journalist for The Wall Street Journal’s first-ever social video team. He produces news and stock market videos made specifically for Twitter. He previously worked at The New York Times as an Instagram editor, video editor, Snapchat Discover writer and social media intern. Sebastian graduated from the University of Southern California in 2018 with a degree in broadcast and digital journalism. At USC, Sebastian served as executive editor for USC Annenberg Media, a newsroom of more than 200 student journalists. There, he worked with colleagues to produce a Snapchat news show and distribute hundreds of social videos. Sebastian has also worked at CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NBC Los Angeles and NPR’s affiliate station in Austin, Texas, KUT. Sebastian previously served on the board for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as the organization’s student representative. He is a Gates Millennium Scholar and received the Director’s Award for Excellence upon graduation from USC Annenberg. Sebastian was born and raised in San Antonio Texas.

Current Job Title

Social Video Journalist

Company

The Wall Street Journal

Location:

New York, New York, United States


Year Graduated

2018

Degree / Major

Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Previous Jobs:

The New York Times – Video Editor
The New York Times – Instagram Editor
The New York Times – Snapchat Discover Writer
The New York Times – Social Media Intern
USC Annenberg Media – Executive Editor
USC Annenberg Media – Snapchat News Show Host
USC Annenberg Media – Executive Social Video Producer
USC Annenberg Media – Social Media Editor
CNBC – Social Video Fellow
NBC Nightly News – Digital & TV Production Fellow
NBC Los Angeles (KNBC) – Social Video and TV Reporting Intern
KUT Austin (NPR) – Production Intern for Texas Standard


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