I am Damita — a journalist, audio & video producer.
I am currently based in Chicago, but I was born and brought up in Dubai, UAE to Indian expats. I graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and a minor in digital cinema in 2021. In the fall of 2022, I will be attending Northwestern University’s Medill School for a Master’s of Science in Broadcast Journalism.
Using audio and video, I produce dynamic multimedia stories. Through technology and management, I tell stories that combine personal perspectives and arguments with expert facts to show real matters. I have a determination to do anything I put my mind to, and I will see it through until the end, especially if I am managing something that is my own or I get to make it my own.
My motivation is to inform people about what is going on in their neighborhoods so that they can make knowledgeable decisions. I am a skilled reporter, writer, and audio and video editor who enjoys working in print, digital and broadcast journalism. I know my way through digital marketing and website management. I have experience in producing audio and video for news, documentary, political and government reporting as well as promotional content.
This website documents all my work and online presence.
Damita M. Menezes