Carolina Hidalgo

Senior Producer, Radio Rookies

Carolina Hidalgo is the senior producer for Radio Rookies, WNYC’s award-winning youth radio program, where she works with teens and young adults to report personal stories about their lives and communities.

Carolina joined WNYC after covering justice reform, social movements and the aftermath of the uprising in Ferguson at St. Louis Public Radio. While there, she also photographed daily life and developed the station’s visual voice as its first staff photojournalist. In 2020, Carolina received a Third Coast International Audio Festival award for a 70 Million podcast episode she reported and produced about the fight to shut down a notorious St. Louis jail.

Previously, Carolina worked as a staff photographer at the Naples Daily News and the Tampa Bay Times. In 2018, she was named one of The Lit List’s “30 photographers to watch.” She has also reported from the United States-Mexico border as an International Women’s Media Foundation fellow and has taught at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Carolina grew up in Queens and lives in her home borough.