Jocelyn Martinez-Rosales

Multimedia Journalist

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Born and raised in Chicago, Jocelyn is thrilled to be in a career she loves that keeps her close to her family and friends.

Jocelyn is a graduate of DePaul University, where she majored in journalism with a concentration in Latino media and communications. Her passion for journalism began her junior year of high school after reading Jose Antonio Vargas’ “coming out” story for the New York Times Magazine.

“He came out as an undocumented immigrant. The piece was so powerful and, for the first time, I felt the impact of journalism. I wanted to have that same impact on others,” Jocelyn says. “Journalists are a direct line to the public and it is our duty to elevate the voices that aren’t heard. We have the ability to give a platform to an issue, a person or a community, and that, to me, is incredible. We have the responsibility of connecting our community with the rest of the world. We have to deliver and report the news as best we can.”

Jocelyn’s mother is the most important person in her life, and she credits her mom with making her the person she is today.

In her spare time, Jocelyn loves to try new places and restaurants, and enjoys learning about the Rockford region



FAVORITE DINNER ENTREE: Enchiladas de mole

FAVORITE DESSERT: Chocolate cake

FAVORITE HOLIDAY: Halloween is my favorite holiday because I love to dress up.

FAVORITE SEASON: Fall has got to be my favorite season because not only is the weather so nice, but the outfits I put together are always the best.


FAVORITE MOVIES: "The Devil Wears Prada," "Coco" and "13 Going on 30."

FAVORITE BOOK/AUTHOR: My favorite book is "Loose Woman," a poetry book by my favorite author, Sandra Cisneros.

MOST DARING THING I'VE DONE: I’m embarrassed to say that I have yet to do anything daring. Now I for sure have to do something daring this year!