Hugo Pérez earned bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Spanish from New Mexico State University in 1993 and is currently finishing his M.A. in Spanish Literature at NMSU. He has worked in commercial and public television, primarily as a television news photojournalist while working in New Mexico and Texas. In 1999, he transitioned to the PBS affiliate, KRWG-TV, and the NMSU Journalism Department. During this period he helped produce six documentaries in New Mexico, Albania and Croatia, including the documentary “El favor de los Santos”, which received the first regional Emmy for KRWG-TV and NMSU. Perez has traveled to Southeastern Europe, presenting professional media and broadcast training workshops in Albania and to the faculty & students of the University of Zagreb in Croatia. In the 2006, Perez began work with the Belo Border Bureau (KHOU-11), covering news stories on the U.S./Mexico border and the interior of Mexico, where he covered news stories related to drug cartel violence and other border topics. Pérez is the recipient of three regional Emmy awards from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, and two national videography awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is currently a College Assistant Professor, in the NMSU Department of Journalism, teaching Field News Videography, Digital Editing and Studio Production classes.
Documentary, Sports, Video Production, Video Editing, Spot News