Meet the new officers 2024

We are excited to serve as the new officers for the San Diego/Tijuana chapter of NAHJ.  We ask that you please join us in recruiting new members and encourage members who have fallen off the roster to renew their memberships.  Stay tuned and we hope to see you in Hollywood at the upcoming annual convention.

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Laura Castañeda is an award-winning bilingual journalist, producer,  documentary filmmaker, media instructor, mentor, and deputy opinion editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune.  

Vice President           

Heder Casas is a bilingual-bicultural reporter at Univision San Diego since January 2019.  She grew up on both sides of the border and has a clear understanding of what it’s like to be a fronteriza.



Laura Acavedo is a bilingual award-winning general assignment reporter at KGTV Channel 10 since 2017.  She has worked in English and Spanish language newsrooms as well as NBC News and interned at Dateline.


Aida Soria is an Emmy award winning-producer at Fox5 San Diego. She transitioned from the technical side to become a segment producer. She’s a proud San Diego native.

At Large Officer 

Kristin Valdivia is an Emmy-award-winning bilingual journalist and APC Operations at Telemundo 20.   She’s a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University.