Meet the Team

Mai Nolasco-Carranza


Maira Nolasco-Carranza is a Brooklyn-born videographer of Salvadoran descent, currently based in Washington DC, where she works as a videographer for Newsy. She has an MA in Media & Documentary Studies from The New School. Her areas of interest include feminism, immigration, Latin America, and pop culture. When she is not at work you can find her blogging, thrifting, and listening to music that came out 15 years ago.

  Recent Work
Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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Mueller's Final Report Could Model Past Special Investigations

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2020 Dems Face New Challenges Talking About Personal Wealth


What 2020 Candidates' Pot Platforms Say About Views On Legal Weed

Sonia Rao with Newsy's Chance Seales
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Dream Jobs: Pop Culture Reporter

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Joe Biden's Presence Looms Over 2020 Democratic Field


One Man's Plan To Fix Contempt In Politics

A man carrying water in Venezuela
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Life In Venezuela During The Country's Devastating Blackouts

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LGBTQ Advocates Hopeful But Cautious Over Trump's HIV Plan

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Congress May Soon Unveil Major Data Privacy Legislation

A voting sign in New Hampshire
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Out-Of-State College Students Condemn N.H. Voting Bill

Buttons promoting lower voting age
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Brattleboro, Vt., Could Become The Next Town To Lower The Voting Age

Bartender pouring drink
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Dream Jobs: Bartender

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
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Bernie Sanders Faces New Hurdles in 2020

Demonstrators gather near the White House
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Protesters Want An End To Trump's National Emergency 'Power Grab'

Barbers Telvis Fitzgerald (right) and Lavar Johnson discuss politics inside Presidential Cutz, a barbershop in Richmond, Va.

Black Virginia Voters Want More Sincere Apology From Gov. Northam

Federal workers and union representatives take part in a silent protest on Capitol Hill.

Government Workers Still Recovering Financially From Partial Shutdown

Marijuana at Herbal Alternatives medical marijuana dispensary in Washington, D.C.
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Legal Weed Dispensaries Can't Use Banks. Congress Wants To Fix That.

The Green New Deal's co-sponors speak on Capitol Hill
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The Green New Deal Addresses More Than Climate Change

White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp talks with Newsy
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White House Official Previews Trump's State Of The Union

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What To Expect In The Democratic Response After Trump's SOTU Address

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Dream Jobs: Cheesemonger

Sara Phillips
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Dream Jobs: Perfumer

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
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Could An Independent Candidate Break Through in 2020?

Game design teacher
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Dream Jobs: Game Designer

Brexit protesters in front of the U.K. parliament
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No-Deal Brexit Threat Hangs Over EU Citizens In The U.K.


Small Businesses Hit Hard By Partial Government Shutdown

Gymnast in the air
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Dream Jobs: Cirque Du Soleil

Hundreds turned out for a rally in Washington to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Federal Workers Say They're Hurting As Shutdown Drags On

Air traffic controllers will continue to work during the government shutdown.
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Air Traffic Controllers Are Working, But Other FAA Staff Are Not