Government contacts and politicians. If you need to do any assignments in Mexico and you don’t know the country well, please contact me.
Berkeley Public Radio, annnouncer, Berkeley, California, 1999-2000
NBC News, producer, Mexico City, 2001-20002
Financial Times, researcher/technician, Mexico City, 2002-2003
National Public Radio, fixer/translator on story about genetically modified corn, 2005
Baltimore Sun, fixer/translator for story about immigration, 2005, story won first place for
continuing coverage and a best in show at the MDDC (Maryland, Delaware, DC)
press association awards.
Granada Media, fixer/translator for documentary projects, 2005
CBC, fixer/translator on immigration/genetically modified corn project, 2006
Discovery Channel and Surface magazine, fixer/translator, 2006
Inside Edition, freelance producer on the arrest of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Puerta Vallarta in 2003, Catherine Zeta-Jones in central Mexico in 2004, and Tom Cruise at the Mission Impossible 3 premiere in Mexico City in 2006. Manuel Uribe Garza the world’s fattest man 2006.
Newsweek Central American immigration 2006,
Sunday Times of London, Presidential election, Interviewed candidates, researched Mexican politicians, 2006.
The UK-based Sunday Mirror newspaper, interview Fray Tormenta, the famed wrestling priest who inspired the Hollywood movie “Nacho Libre”.
Australian Dateline SBS TV 2006.
December 2006 The History Channel " Digging for the Truth".
I have known Jorge for more than six years, and during that time I have had the opportunity of acting as his supervisor during certain news events related to The Associated Press in which Jorge has always demonstrated a huge sense of responsibility, dedication and initiative. Eloy Aguilar Director of MÃ©xico America central-Panama.
Jorge Melchor was an invaluable asset to me and photographer Andre Chung in completing a four-day assignment in Mexico for our paper, The (Baltimore) Sun. Beyond translation, Jorge’s own good nature, humor and ease with just about everyone contributed to our ability to make a personal connection with the Mexican workers in our story. They were open and unguarded, inviting us into their homes. Jorge was thoroughly professional and his own background in journalism contributes to his understanding of the needs of the story. I would not hesitate to use Jorge again and I hope to work another story with him. He’s a friend and colleague I would recommend to any journalist who needs help from an experienced hand in Latin America. Chris Guy, email@example.com, 410-770-8996.
On assignment for the Baltimore Sun in San Luis Potosi, we had a short period of time to make contacts, get our story, and get back to Baltimore. Jorge had already been doing his homework. Through his network, he was able to get an address for the (main contact), and a good phone number.
He guided us on local custom, making sure that we didn’t offend anyone, but always followed our direction when we insisted. In the end he was instrumental in getting us our story.
I have worked in several countries overseas, among them Cuba, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa, and have always worked with local guides. Jorge’s professionalism and resources easily make him among the best. I recommend him highly. Sincerely, AndrÃ© Chung.
I worked with Jorge on an assignment for the Travel Channel and he was very efficient in organizing a very tight shooting schedule. He was able to get me access with certain subjects and institutions that would have otherwise been inaccessible. In addition to being very resourceful and professional at his job, he is also a charming personality, a trait that is key for any producing/fixing jobs. He knows the area like the back of his hand and is comfortable engaging different people from street vendors to VIPs. Jorge is on the top on my list for people to call when in need of someone organized and well versed in the dealings in and around Mexico City. -Marvi Lacar, Photographer
Jorge Melchor has strong translation skills and makes every effort to repeat an interviewer’s questions – and the interviewees’ replies – accurately and in comprehensive detail. In my experience, he has in-depth knowledge of Mexico City and the surrounding area and has a journalist’s instinct for arranging and negotiating interviews. I would strongly recommend him for any media project. Graeme Culliford
Sunday Mirror UK
Australian Dateline SBS TV. He had fantastic contacts and was very good at translating. Through him, I was able to interview ObradorÂ´s campaign manager and even Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador himself. I would recommend him for any work.
Jorge Melchor worked for the Sunday Times of London prior to the Mexican elections of July 2006. He set up interviews for our visiting correspondent, Tony Allen-Mills, and provided excellent support for a week of reporting. He is very well connected and knowledgeable about Mexican politics and society. He speaks good English and was exceptionally helpful. I recommend him without hesitation.
New York correspondent
Sunday Times of London