Jose Soto, a multimedia journalist and creative writer, has long had a profound interest in the written word. Since a very young age, Jose took interest in both reading and writing, spending the majority of his time enthralled inside the pages of a book or writing out a short poem on paper or a typewriter, which was one of his most valuable possessions as a child. Since then, Jose has continuously written either for personal or professional reason.
Jose first began writing professionally for an online fashion blog, then moved on to freelance writing for a local magazine publication in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. He was hired as an entertainment reporter for The Prospector, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at El Paso, became a news reporter and eventually took the Entertainment Editor position. He also worked as Editor-in-chief for Minero Magazine,a bilingual magazine published also at UTEP. Jose has also interned in Washington, D.C. for three different publications including Scripps and NPR.
He has written everything from in-depth coverage of immigration policies and reform, long-form articles on the issues faced by different demographics such as poverty, HIV/AIDS and drug usage, bar/restaurant and musical reviews and the occasional poem and essay, some of which is in Spanish.
Born in Cuidad Juárez, Mexico and brought up in the border community of El Paso, Texas, Jose has a deeply-rooted appreciation for bilingualism and biculturalism. He strives to keep the interests and concerns of his home community in mind while producing well-crafted journalistic content.
As he continues his journalistic and writing endeavors, Jose maintains true to his core purpose of shining light to the issues that matter most to different communities, giving a voice to those who perhaps would otherwise go unheard. In between interviewing, writing and producing, Jose will dabble into lyricism, poetry and essay writing, giving his work a slightly lighter note in a microcosm of professional and significant content.