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S.J. Velasquez

New York, NY
Homepage and Features Producer, BBC.com — BBC
Covers:  irish dance, buffalo ny, religions, pop culture, community news, social media, autos, travel, mass transit

BBC.com producer, Buffalo native in the Bronx, Irish dancer, religion news nut, fancier of 🍩, mass transit enthusiast. Opinions are mine, guys.

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A few of my favorite things: journalism, Irish dance, social media.

I'm a proud member of the BBC.com team, where I split my time between homepage editing and working as a features producer. It's never a dull day, to say the least. I'm currently working closely with the BBC Autos vertical, expand...

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@sjvelasquez — 2,166 followers, 11,352 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

RT @samjamtimtam: “Whatever you see here is 103 years old... It’s only we that are not that old.”  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/disappearing-parsi-food 

Nov 16, 2017

@TwiningsTeaUK Trying to contact a press office to secure permission to use Twinings logo for a https://t.co/ch5Q7NQp78 story. Can you help? Thank you!

Nov 03, 2017

"In many species, males tend to do somewhat stupid things that end up getting them killed in silly ways..." 💁‍♀️  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/science/mammoth-fossils-males.html 

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I did use a typewriter back in elementary school to write up school reports. I actually own a beautiful, old typewriter now.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Lois Lane

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

A simple, personalized email with a brief pitch. Include all the facts (who, what, where, when, why) and a list of contact information.