Raquel Ruiz is an award-winning bilingual (Spanish/English) independent writer who lives somewhere between the United States, and that magical place where the next story calls her. As a multimedia journalist, she has become one of women’s boxing most respected voices. Her expert status led her to the 2012 Olympics as the only female and Latina reporter tweeting for the prestigious London-based newspaper, The Guardian.
She has been quoted and interviewed by prominent journalists like USA-based Soledad O’Brien and London-based Gareth Davies, for The Telegraph.
Ruiz has become the go-to person in the documentary and film world for her extensive knowledge of the boxing industry. She consulted with Sue Jay Johnson on the documentary about Claressa Shields; as well as Arthur Ircink, for his documentary about USA coach Israel “Shorty” Acosta, among others.
She has reported from the most important boxing rings in the world. Including the 2012 Olympics in London, the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, the 2012 World Championships in China, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
An entrepreneur since she was a teen, Ruiz sold her poems in cards she painted, so her high school friends could get the heart of the boy who read them. She grew up in the busy city of Bogota, Colombia where she learned to love sports and news from her father.