Karina Ramirez
E-mail: kramirez@dentonrc.com

KARINA RAMÍREZ, is a business reporter at the Denton Record-Chronicle. She writes a weekly Sunday business column for the newspaper and also contributes news pieces to the monthly Business Chronicle. She has been a part of the DR-C family since 2007. She can be reached at 940-566-6878 or at kramirez@dentonrc.com.

Something people don't know about me: I have been a ballroom dancer with Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Dallas for as long as I have been reporter. It is my weekly guilty pleasure.

Most unforgettable experience on the job: getting bit by a dog while covering the opening of a new animal shop and dog care service.

My favorite person: my teenage daughter.

Hometown:

Guayaquil, Ecuador and West Palm Beach Fla.

Education:

MJ Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism, University of North Texas, Denton (2007); BA International Relations, American University, Washington, D.C. (1997).

Certifications: Spanish Language Certificate, Center for Spanish Language Media, University of North Texas, 2007; Business Journalism Training, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, 2011; Video Production, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011.

Memberships: Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc. since April 2007 and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists since 2001