Jose Zamora

Exile Content

José Zamora currently serves as chief communications and impact officer of Exile Content.

A 2020 JSK Stanford Fellow, he has focused his career on the promotion of collaboration networks, innovation, and freedom of the press. He previously worked as senior vice president of Univision News (2012-2022). Prior to joining Univision, José managed Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge, an initiative to spur media innovation across the world. José also helped manage Knight Foundation’s journalism program, where he helped develop over 100 grants to advance media innovation and freedom of the press.

He has a law degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, a specialization in media law from Oxford’s Media Law Advocates Programme, and a master’s in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. José served on the board of directors of the Online News Association for over six years, and currently serves on the board of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation, the International Center for Journalists, Ripple Effect Images, FIU’s Kopenhaver Center and on the advisory board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

José is the son of José Rubén Zamora, founder of the newspaper El Periodico, who is currently in prison in Guatemala. José is leading the campaign for his father's release.

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