Fernando Hurtado is an award-winning bilingual journalist and content producer with experience producing engaging editorial segments for TV, digital, OTT and emerging platforms.
Currently, he is a manager of digital video for NBCUniversal Local’s Digital Innovation Team (DIT). In this role, he produces digital video for the division’s NBC/Telemundo owned stations, Regional Sports Networks, and LX News - a new TV network for millennial and Gen Z audiences.
At NBCUniversal Local, Hurtado has covered major events including the Beijing and Tokyo Olympics, presidential elections, the Las Vegas massacre and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California.
As part of his work for the division’s DIT, he worked as supervising producer on LX News’ “My New Favorite Olympian” podcast, which earned a Cynopsis Sports Media Award for Best Podcast Series and two Webby 'Signal Awards' in the categories of Best Limited Sports Series & The Best LGBTQ+ Episode. Hurtado wrote the podcast’s LGBTQ+ episode and oversaw the entire series. In addition, Hurtado’s story exploring why we sleep the way we do was a 2022 Webby honoree.
Prior to NBC, Hurtado worked at ATTN: and Circa, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s digital video news outlet. His work has appeared on Fusion, USA Today, The Huffington Post and Variety Latino.