Patricia Alvarado Nuñez

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Patricia Alvarado Nuñez
Born Panamá  City, República de Panamá
Education Emerson College
Occupation Television producer, writer and photographer
Years active 1988–present
Notable credit(s) PBS, PBS Kids, American Experience, WGBH-TV, Univision
Spouse(s) Alan Grazioso

Patricia Alvarado Nuñez is an award winning American television producer, director, journalist, blogger and published photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She has created, produced, co-produced, executive produced, written and directed television documentary specials and series on social and cultural issues including the American Experience PBS primetime special Fidel in 2004,[1] an episode of PBS Kids' Postcards from Buster[2] in 2006 and the 2011-2013 WGBH series "Neighborhood Kitchens" which won an Emmy Award in June (2014).[3] Patricia is currently Executive Producer of "Sing That Thing," a new choir competition focused public television series currently in pre-production by broadcaster WGBH.[4]


Alvarado Nuñez is the daughter of the executive director of the Panamanian non-profit organization Fundacion Pro Integracion and a late lead computer programmer for the National Bank of Panama.[5] Alvarado Nuñez attended the University of Panama School of Communication where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Emerson College in Boston where she received a masters degree in marketing communications and advertising in 1993.[6] In 1999, she married independent filmmaker and Emmy Award nominated television producer Alan Grazioso who's the owner and executive producer of Grazioso Pictures.[7] In November 2012, Alvarado Nuñez debuted her blog series on with an article entitled "Five Gluten-Free Recipes from Around the World.[8] She was series producer of one of the United States longest-running Latino public television series La Plaza at WGBH-TV which continuously broadcast for 34 years until it was defunded and closed in 2013.[9] In August 2013, at the invite of the World Bank, Alvarado Nuñez represented the United States public broadcasting industry as a panelist at the 4th International Public Media Forum "Sustainability, Inclusion and the New Latin American Reality" in Brasilia, Brazil.[10] Patricia won her 5th Emmy Award on June 7, 2014 for "Outstanding Informational/Instructional Series" for her work on "Neighborhood Kitchens." [11]

Television work[edit]

In 2004, Alvarado Nuñez co-produced "Fidel," a two-hour documentary about the life of Fidel Castro.[1] In 2001, Alvarado Nuñez's documentary Getting to Fenway aired on WGBH-TV and won Best Sports Special at the New England Emmy Awards for the film.[6] In 2011 the Alvarado Nuñez produced series María Hinojosa: One-on-One, a five year running studio-based public television program hosted by Maria Hinojosa and distributed nationally by American Public Television, won Best National Informational Program at the Imagen Awards in Los Angeles.[12][13]

Alvarado Nuñez has produced interviews with notable celebrities including Queen Noor of Jordan,[14] entertainers Tony Plana,[15] Phylicia Rashād,[16] Jimmy Smits,[17] Cheech Marin[18] of Cheech & Chong, novelist Junot Diaz,[19] Sapphire[20] author of the book Push (novel), Grammy award winning musicians Chucho Valdés,[21] Danilo Pérez[22] and Paquito D'Rivera,[23] journalist Alfredo Corchado,[24] Jorge Ramos (news anchor),[25] and María Elena Salinas,[26] sports legends such as Bill Lee (left-handed pitcher) and Luis Tiant,[6] and others.

Photography work[edit]

Alvarado Nuñez's photography work has been featured in print and on-line on WGBH and PBS related websites including the website MyType2,[27] Neighborhood Kitchens online,[28] WGBH High School Quiz Show online[29] (seasons 1 & 2), WGBH Digital Mural.[30] Her photography featured on was taken in Peru, Rwanda and Kenya.[31] Alvarado Nuñez photography work was published as the front cover of the September 2013 WGBH Explore! Member Magazine [32] and in The Boston Globe article by Glenn Yoder in the June 19, 2012 online and print editions.[33]

Selected filmography[edit]

Executive Producer[edit]

  • 2014: Sing That Thing (WGBH season one - currently in pre-production)[4]

Senior News Producer[edit]

Series Producer[edit]

  • 2013: Neighborhood Kitchens (WGBH season two - produced 13 half-hour episodes - completed)[28]
  • 2011-2012: Neighborhood Kitchens (WGBH season one - produced 12 half-hour episodes - completed) [44]
  • 2011-2006: María Hinojosa: One-on-One (WGBH, APT - 5 seasons - produced 85 half-hour episodes)[12]



  • 2005: Fidel Castro - (2 hour PBS special - aired on series American Experience)"[1]


  1. ^ a b c "American Experience | Fidel Castro | Film Credits". PBS. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b ""Postcards from Buster" Your Friend, My Friend (San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico) (2007)". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
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  5. ^ "Fundación Pro-Integración". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  6. ^ a b c "Interview with Filmmaker Patricia Alvarado about his documentary films "El Tiante: A Red Sox Story" and "Getting to Fenway,", 11/03". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
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  8. ^ "WGBH Food: Neighborhood Kitchens: Five Gluten-Free Recipes From Around the World". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
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  12. ^ a b "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  13. ^ "26th Annual Imagen Awards - Nominees & Winners | The Imagen Foundation". 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
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  16. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  17. ^ "La Plaza Episode Guide 2005 - Jimmy Smits". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  18. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  19. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  20. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  21. ^ "La Plaza Episode Guide 0001 - Chucho Valdes in Concert". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  22. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  23. ^ "Paquito D'Rivera in Studio". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  24. ^ "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  25. ^ "Conversations with Ilan Stavans : Jorge Ramos. (VHS tape, 2002)". []. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  26. ^ "WGBH Media Player Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One: Maria Elena Salinas". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  27. ^ "Credits — Living with MyType2". PBS. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  28. ^ a b "Neighborhood Kitchens". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  29. ^ "High School Quiz Show". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  30. ^ "digital mural". WGBH. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  31. ^ "Root Capital". Root Capital. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
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  33. ^ "New WGBH show explores neighborhoods and their restaurants - Food & dining". The Boston Globe. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
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External links[edit]

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