When Ayala started working at ABC News more than 20 years ago, he was the only Latino in the newsroom. Countless news assignments, dozens of awards and a teaching career later, the veteran producer turned college professor is an inspiration for the next generation of journalists of color. Today, Ayala, 43, is an award-winning news producer and an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.
Author Archives: Raya Torres
Raya Torres is a freelance writer for CALÓ NEWS. Born in Los Angeles, Raya was raised in Vietnam, where she attended a British international school for 10 years, and subsequently moved to the Philippines for high school. Raya is an honor's student at California State University, Long Beach, and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in psychology. She is an executive producer for her school's newscast, Beach TV News.