Fernando is the CEO and Publisher of Spanish language news outlet, NuestroEstado.com. Fernando previously worked for an NBC affiliate in Mobile, Alabama, he then went on to work as a digital media consultant for a Spanish language newspaper. He was also a correspondent for Estrella TV Las Carolinas, a Spanish language television network. In recent years Fernando has worked as a consultant for the Fight for $15, telling stories of South Carolinian fast food workers who are on the frontlines of the movement to demand a livable wage. For the past four years he has also simultaneously embarked on being an advocate for Latinos in South Carolina, specifically the undocumented population.
Fernando's work in media has had a strong focus in politics that have given him a deeper understanding of how campaign promises become policy proposals, that can then be enacted as law. As a journalist he has covered high-profile politicians such as President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, US Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, former NJ Gov. Chris Christie, among others.
Fernando has been recognized as a 40 under 40 honoree by Charleston Regional Business Journal. He is also a founding member of the Charleston Immigrant Coalition and The Lowcountry Mutual Aid. In his spare time he likes to cook, learn new skills and spend quality time with his husband, John Gaulden, a Charleston based photographer.