Jesica Zermeño currently works as reporter and producer at the Mexico’s Bureau of Univision Network. From 2006 to 2012, she worked for the nation-wide distribution newspaper Reforma. In her role as researcher, she designed and pioneered what would later become the Ejecutometro, a national organized crime homicides’ related systematized database that quickly turned into the obliged point of public reference to assess the levels of violence in Mexico.
As a reporter for the weekly supplement Focus (Enfoque), she centered her efforts on covering special affairs. Jesica has produced and created television segments on violence and its consequences to Mexico. Since September 2014, she has extensively traveled to the state of Guerrero to report on the latest news related to the forced disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, municipality of Iguala.
She is also an external editor for Penguin Randon House Print, where she has edited books related to drug-trafficking, violence, and money-laundering. She last served as editor for Vacios de Poder en México, authored by Edgardo Buscaglia. Jesica is a member of the Network of Journalists “Periodistas de a Pie,” and a co-Anchor of its Internet-based television program Windbreaker TV (Rompeviento TV). She holds a BA in Journalism from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Tecnologico de Monterrey), Mexico City Campus.