José Gregorio Martínez was born and raised in Venezuela. He is a journalist graduated from La Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Maracaibo, Venezuela, where also acquired a broadcaster certification. He recently studied a specialization in digital photography at the Latin America University of Science and Technology (ULACIT), San José, Costa Rica.
Over the past 15 years, he has worked in several renowned newspapers in Venezuela, as well as in the country’s largest news channel, and he was also one of the founders of one of the most important news websites in Venezuela today. For five years, he was a journalist accredited to the Venezuelan National Assembly.
In Costa Rica, he was in charge of internal communication at an environmental foundation for over a year. He currently provides photography and video production and editing services at America Dental since April 2016.
- Degree in Social Communication and Journalism, La Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Maracaibo, Venezuela, 2003.
- Broadcaster certificate, La Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Maracaibo, Venezuela, 2003.
- Digital photography, Latin America University of Science and Technology (ULACIT), San José, Costa Rica, 2014.
- Author of the book Aquí estamos y aquí seguimos, published by Editorial 6to Poder; Caracas, Venezuela, 2015.
- Author of the book Hazte el muerto y verás quién te llora, published by Editorial El Nacional; Caracas, Venezuela, 2012.
- Regional prize on journalism, Zulia, Venezuela, 2009,
- 4th best seller book on Venezuela, October, 2012, Hazte el muerto y verás quién te llora.
- Native speaker of Spanish.
- Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills in English.
- Good reading and writing skills in Portuguese.
- Good reading and writing skills in French.
- Globovision (News channel) Maracaibo, Venezuela. April 2002 – July 2002
- Diario La Verdad (Newspaper) Maracaibo / Caracas, Venezuela. January 2005 – November 2014
- Journalist accredited to the Venezuelan National Assembly, Caracas, Venezuela. January 2007 – January 2012
- Grupo 6to. Poder (National media corporation) Caracas, Venezuela. October 2010 – November 2014
- El Mundo Economía & Negocios, (Business newspaper) Caracas, Venezuela. July 2013 – May 2014
- Market survey for the Venezuelan company Escaleras Aladino, C.A., for exporting its products (ladders) to Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica, 2014
- El Cooperante (News website), Caracas, Venezuela. February 2015 – Until now
- Youth Foundation for Sports & Environment (YFSE), San José, Costa Rica, June 2015 – August 2016
- America Dental, San José, Costa Rica. April 2016 – Until now