Hi! I am Janete weinstein


Who i am



Janete Weinstein

A digital journalist with a passion for storytelling and specialized in broadcast news writing, online journalism, interviewing, video/audio storytelling, humor, business, and lifestyle news. A Mark Twain award-winning bilingual, English and Portuguese, professional.

Founder of BDCi TV, one of the most prestigious online news outlet in Portuguese based in California. A trailblazer and one of the most influential Portuguese speaking journalist in Los Angeles. Co-Founder of the non-profit organization “United Helpers”.

One of my recent projects was publishing a book about the homeless community in Los Angeles County. I was able to highlight the lives of four individuals living on the streets for the past 17 years, and provide compelling insights and metrics about their growing community. This was a passion project, and the result is a book called “Life on The Streets of Los Angeles”.

My love for sports led me to start a women’s soccer club in 2006. The Angels Women’s Soccer Club was active for seven years and was once coached by a renown Brazilian soccer player Rildo Menezes.

I produce and shoot national and international news. As a creative, proficient and detail-oriented producer/editor with proven success and interest in producing entertaining, informative news pieces in English and Portuguese for the web and television.

As Senior Content Producer, I was able to do what I love the most in my professional career: be a storyteller and work with creative minds. Besides creating website layouts, I have developed and executed social marketing plans in Portuguese and English, tripling the number of followers organically. I also produced original web series and generally shepherded other creative vehicles to result in the optimal multimedia footprint. I have spent the last five years also as a social media manager, expanding, and developing a strong social media presence in three different countries. In my most recent campaign for the Brazilian network led to an increase of over 70% in online traffic for the website through a combination of creative social media marketing strategies and thorough monitoring of analytics and dashboards. My interest for social media has helped BDCi TV grow internationally to other continents that also speak Portuguese.

Among my latest work are the coverage of the U.S.’ presidential elections, Brazil’s presidential elections, Oscars, Latin Grammys, local news, X Games, Surfing, Indy Car, Beach Volleyball, Brazilian athletes playing for the MLS and NBA leagues, MLS Cup, CONCACAF, FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and World Cup Soccer 2014.

Born in Brazil, and raised in California, she now lives in Los Angeles.

Digital Portfolio


Digital Portfolio


Online Clippings:


Election 2016: 59-year-old L.A. resident votes for the first time
​Breaking News: Los Angeles under alert after international threat

USA Soccer: Jurgen Klinsmann and the Donovan curse​

CNN iReport

5 Holistic ways to cope with ADHD
Brazil’s startups spiking US investors’ interests
Find out how lack of sleep might hurt your memory


Pet assisted therapy catching on at local hospital
Interview with Beach Volleyball Players – Scott and Hyden
Fashion News – Shorti
Brazilian Cuisine
Brazilian Film Festival in L.A.

Writing Samples in Portuguese

Hurley Pro – Trestles September 2015
Driving during the Oscars week – 2015
Milton Nascimento in L.A. November 2014
Obama – Las Vegas November 2014
Celebração do time de futebol feminino Americano USWNT
MLS LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
L.A. Auto Show 2013
Travel Segment – Ojai 201
Indy Car Race – Long Beach 2013
Venice Americana – Places to visit in L.A.your paragraph here.

Content Produced:

BDCi News – Weekly

BDCi Sports – Weekly

Order & Progress (Segment in English about the Brazilian Culture in California)

Acordando Para Vida com Eliana Barbosa (Life Coach therapist with weekly tips for BDCi TV viewers)

Momento Saúde (Weekly health tips from Brazilian Doctors in L.A.)

Gl@mour with Paolo Gandolpho (Weekly segment on make-up and product review)

Mick Fanning vence mundial em Trestles – 2015

MLS – LA Galaxy – Championship 2014

LA Auto Show 2014

Oscars – Red Carpet Coverage 2014

Spyder Snow Fest 2013

Animal Connection with Janete Weinstein

Contact me


Contact me

Janete Weinstein

Los Angeles, CA


Phone:     +1.310.633.4690

E-mail: janeteweinstein@gmail.com