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Suzette Laboy

Documentary Producer / Editorial Director
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I’ve chased after storms, investigated orca deaths, and featured climate tech startups as a journalist, documentary producer & editorial director.


Suzette Laboy is an editorial leader with extensive experience in digital, emerging platforms, and long-form journalism. She has worked with startups and traditional media and specializes in creating a culture where we can elevate the people and conversations focused on the future. She has been recognized twice with an Edward R. Murrow Award in News as well as a Gracies Award, Green Eyeshade Awards, Overseas Press Club of America, the Gold Keyboard Award, and several Emmy nominations, among others. Suzette, a fluent Spanish speaker, is a co-founder of the South Florida chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a former Univision Network producer. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Florida.

Featured Work

Blue Frontier

A South Florida startup is reinventing the way we cool our buildings. Blue Frontier is creating an innovative air conditioning technology that is more efficient and greener. The global total of AC units is expected to reach 5.6 billion by 2050, and the grid may demand substantial advances in efficiency and sustainability to accommodate the explosion. Blue Frontier also recently scored a $20 million round led by Bill Gates' investment fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

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Living Seawalls

Kind Designs is a Miami-based construction and climate tech startup that is 3D printing living seawalls, a first in the country, which can serve as artificial reefs to help mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis. The walls are structural, meet all the building codes that protect communities from rising sea levels, and have an environmental component because they host biodiversity and sea life which makes them function like artificial reefs, explained Kind Designs founder Anya Freeman. “And so for us to start here is really important because we're solving a true Florida problem, and we have a Florida team, and we have a warehouse in Miami, and that means a lot to us,” she added.

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Haiti on Edge

Weeks before mounted border patrol agents were pictured aggressively charging Haitian immigrants in Del Rio, Texas, we went to Haiti to document the political and environmental catastrophes that have created one of the world's most urgent refugee crises.

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Mexico's Female Revolution

Mexico is facing an alarming rise in the number of femicides, or the killing of a woman or girl because of her gender. Few cases get solved and even fewer see justice. The women are no longer staying silent. This is Mexico's female revolution. #NiUnaMas #UnDiaSinNosotras #9M #ParoNacional #NiUnaMenos

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