Roy Dorantes joined ABC 5 news team in August, 2015. His career in the communicative arts field has taken him through many exciting roads. For several years, he enjoyed working at SDSU-IV Center for Individual and Professional Training, where he would travel south of the border with a team of language trainers to teach Baja California bilingual teachers English language strategies. He was also a consultant for Imperial Valley College in a business development project. He would help local small-business owners write their business plans, and guide them through the process of applying and sometimes securing grants.
His passion is story-telling through short films or books. He has produced two short films on social issues and has self-published two books – one on climate change and the other on veterans. When he’s not chasing a news story, he continues working on other film and book projects. Currently, he’s working on his third independent film which deals with personality disorders.
What he likes about news reporting is that it keeps him in touch with the pulse of his beloved Imperial Valley, meeting new people all the time, discovering their struggles or achievements, and then sharing that with the world through what he calls “the magic of news”.
Roy would love to hear from you. You can e-mail him at email@example.com, or you can like and follow him at Facebook.com/RoyDorantes KECY.