Jorge Avellan

Multi-Media Journalist

It wasn’t always this way, but I call myself a Detroiter. After five years in the Metro Area I’ve become one at heart. I proudly wear my Tigers hat whenever I can!

I grew up in San Francisco California, but a great opportunity to report for the Spanish language Network Univision in Detroit brought me to Michigan. I was born in Nicaragua, so speaking Spanish is part of my life.

You can image that moving from California to Michigan was a big change for me - a huge adjustment. It was also a very cold change, but eating fudge and taking trips “Up North” makes it all worthwhile. You’ve got to love the Yoopers.

One of my favorite things about being on the TV 20 Detroit team is that I get to cover amazing stories in such a historical city that still has major impact not only in the country but around the world. And I like to think that the work that I do as a journalist matters to people. So I was honored when I was awarded an Emmy for an immigration news special I did.

But there are fun stories too! I had never been to an auto show until I moved here and now I anxiously wait for the North American International Auto Show every year. I’ve also enjoyed flying over the Detroit River in a Red Bull Air Race plane at speeds reaching six G Forces and of course I can’t forget when I got to ride in a Grand Prix race car around Belle Isle.

But my favorite ride so far is the one I’m still on, which is searching and reporting on issues that most impact you, the community. And to be able to do it on a daily basis in a newscast that get’s straight to the point is especially rewarding.

So when you see me around, make sure to say Hola! Or send me an email with your story ideas.