Joaquin Alvarado

  • Co-Founder, Executive Producer + Strategy
  • Studiotobe

Joaquín Alvarado.
Founder, Studiotobe

Joaquín Alvarado is the Founder of Studiotobe, a media production and consulting firm dedicated to journalism, storytelling, and community-based impact. Prior to Studiotobe Joaquin served as CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting until September 2017. Before joining CIR, he was senior vice president for digital innovation at American Public Media and founding senior vice president for diversity and innovation at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He also has been a strategic consultant for many leading media companies and nonprofits, including Microsoft, Univision, NBC News, the Ford Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2007 he launched CoCo Studios, an early VR media collaboration platform for fiber and mobile networks. Alvarado was the founding director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet, which launched in 2005 from San Francisco State University. Alvarado holds a bachelor’s degree in Chicano studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. A veteran of many nonprofit boards, Joaquin currently serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Consumer Reports. He also serves on the boards of TechSoup Global, the James B McClatchy Foundation, Rebuild Local News Coalition, Aurora Sentinel Community Media and 826 National. He is the co-author of the two-volume “Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art” (Bilingual Press, 2002).