Amaury Sablon - Overseas Press Club Fellow

Amaury Sablon is a multimedia journalist and currently a digital reporter for CNN en Español. His passion for journalism started at an early age. Growing up in Cuba, Amaury was raised in a society without much access to the media and information. That's when he became more and more interested in journalism. Amaury seeks to serve as a voice for others, especially those silenced. Amaury immigrated to the United States in 2007, and his passion for journalism kept growing. When he got accepted into the University of Florida's journalism program, he became the first person in his family to go to college. While at the University of Florida, he was a writer, a reporter and then the anchor and executive producer for Noticias WUFT, an NPR affiliate Spanish radio program airing weekly in North Central Florida, and the only Spanish radio program in the area. Amaury was a reporter for WUFT News, where he gained professional experience by covering all sorts of news and events for TV (News at 5, PBS affiliate) and radio (WUFT News, NPR affiliate). He was also a writer for The Independent Florida Alligator, the largest student run newspaper in the country, as well as an intern at ABC's TV20 in Gainesville, and CNN and CNN en Español in Atlanta. In 2016 and under his leadership, Noticias WUFT was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Award for Best Student Work in the Spanish category. In 2017, he became an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar for his journalistic work in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew hit the country.