UNreporter.org is a collaboration of Montessori Model UN (MMUN), international journalists, educators and members of the United Nations community. It serves as a trusted resource for information on the United Nations Agencies and Member States. We share a desire to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and empower students passionate about global affairs to have their voices heard in an impactful way.
Our goal is to broadcast the many voices of the United Nations community through our collaborative network with the ultimate goal of creating a positive impact on the world. We have created a seminal platform for students to disseminate relevant news, ideas, and opinions regarding matters central to the United Nations that beg for discussion and debate. We aim to provide these future world leaders with the tools they need to succeed at accomplishing humanitarian objectives by engaging them with the United Nations community at large through our dynamic student contributor platform.
Our advisory board consists of successful experts in their respective fields who have an active interest in helping both the United Nations and its member states achieve the SDGs. They have a desire to support their students’ efforts to make the world a better place, as well as those of the Academy, and believe that by uniting our efforts we will travel further than if working alone.
Our advisors include members of the broadcast and print journalism communities who are regularly featured on BBC, CNN, Fox and the Huffington post, among other outlets.
Karina Huber is a New York-based freelance reporter working mainly for CGTN America, formerly known as CCTV America, covering everything from business to education. She is also a fill-in anchor for “Global Business America”.
Prior to CGTN America, Karina was a business reporter for CNN and Reuters reporting live from the New York Stock Exchange. She also covered the aftermath of the 2012 earthquake in Haiti.
For a decade, Karina worked as a television presenter. She was the host of a two-hour weekly arts show on A&E called Breakfast with the Arts where she interviewed actors and musicians including Phil Collins, Kevin Bacon and Jewel. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Michael Sorrentino is a veteran broadcast producer, having worked for more than a decade in national TV news. Michael has worked on the front lines of major news stories from presidential elections to international humanitarian issues, and everything in between: including running live newscasts, training on-air reporters and developing video content.
He currently coaches influencers at major corporations, brands and universities on putting their best foot forward with the media. He currently provides group, or one-on-one coaching, for reporters, anchors, and on-air guests for every major TV network
Elianne Ramos is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and founder of the Border Kids Relief Project. is an International Committee member for Mujeres Líderes America (Women Leaders of the Americas) and is on the International Advisory Executive Council for the Women Economic Forum. In addition, she worked as part of the Latino Digital Coalitions Desk for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Elianne is an internationally recognized authority and has received numerous honors for her work. She was named as a 2016 Hispanic Leader by the U.S. Embassy of Spain and Fundación Carolina. In 2015, she was the winner of the Girl Scouts Distinguished Woman Award. The previous year, she won the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award. Also in 2014, she was awarded the Maryland Governor’s Social Media Innovation Award. In addition, Elianne was awarded the 2013 SmartCEO Brava Award and the 2012 Game Changers Award, given by Politic365.
Joshua Carey is currently a Technical Program Manager at CNN and an adjunct member of the Anderson Cooper 360 show staff. Originally from New York, Joshua has over 10 years of field and control room production experience and began his career in broadcast at Fox News. He eventually became a Technical Manager, Weekend Operations where he was one of the youngest members on staff ever elected to assume the roll. During his time at Fox News, Joshua attained a M.B.A from Baruch College. Aside from his career in broadcast television, Joshua is a big proponent of foreign TV shows on Netflix.
Chitra Nawbatt leads market solutions and business development for Genpact, a global lean digital, analytics, design thinking and consulting company. She delivers strategic solutions to clients focused on revenue discovery and business performance transformation using digital and data analytics. Previously, Chitra was the New York based Anchor for Reuters International TV.
Chitra is a requested speaker and moderator at forums such as the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Business School, Rutgers University and numerous Wall Street industry and investor conferences. She has been actively involved in various leadership and philanthropic activities such as being an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School, a Board and Faculty member of the PACE University COAP Program, mentor/coach to global entrepreneurs and not for profits, and a team leader of researchers for a Social Competitiveness Index for the World Economic Forum.
Kitt Walsh is a contributor to CNNMoney, an internationally-published travel writer covering destinations ranging from Antarctica to the North Pole, a contributor to dozens of regional magazines on topics ranging from technology, business and health to celebrity profiles, interior design and bass fishing. Kitt is a senior writer for the popular website Fifty Is and the CEO of Behind Blogs, a web content company with clients all over the world. Kitt has also been a Scripps-Howard newspaper columnist, the marketing director and PR director of three multinational software corporations, a speechwriter for many political campaigns, served on the Capitol Hill staff of Senator Ted Kennedy and has run her own marketing consultancy firm. Currently, Kitt acts as a senior writer for several ad agencies, public relations and marketing firms and is a sought-after speaker for her workshop, SEO and Writing for the Web. Kitt is also a ghostwriter and is currently finishing work on her 15th book. Her 14th book, The Last Ring Home, has been made into a documentary that will be appearing on PBS later this year.
Mark Seddon, As the former communications adviser and speech writer for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Mark Seddon was also Director of Communications for UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the first UN and Diplomatic Correspondent for Al Jazeera English TV. He is also a former Editor of Tribune and has written for the NYT, The Guardian, The Times, New Statesman, The National and many other newspaper and publications.
Michael Berean has spent the last 15 years driving innovative marketing strategies for brands across the globe and in 2013 formed his digital marketing and creative company, Grace Innovation. Under Michael’s vision, Grace Innovation focuses on implementing innovative creative strategies that adapt to the cultural shifts of the times and focus on strategic media buying dedicated to growth and traction. He has been featured in INC. Magazine, IBM Think Marketing, and on SiriusXM Radio, and is a contributor to Digital Agency Network and Falcon.io.
Join our Board of Voices if you are a teacher or parent who wants to:
- Shape the content and growth of the program
- Make an impact
- Help support local humanitarian programs with top-notch communication and reporting skills
- Spread the word on broadcast opportunities through MMUN.News