Melissa del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque is a staff reporter with the Texas Observer in Austin and is a Lannan reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. She has covered the US-Mexico border since 1998 for various national and international media outlets, including The Guardian, and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. Her work has also been featured on Democracy Now, PBS, Al Jazeera, BBC, and NPR. She has reported on topics including border militarization, the plight of unaccompanied migrant children deported to Mexico, and Mexican asylum seekers in the United States.  In 2016, del Bosque received The Hillman Prize for magazine reporting. In 2015, her series on migrant deaths in South Texas was awarded an Emmy and a National Magazine Award. Her 2012 investigative feature about massacres in the Juarez Valley, Mexico, was a National Magazine Award finalist in the reporting category, and won awards from both the Association of Alternative News Media and the Pan American Health Organization. She has also been honored with the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Del Bosque holds a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, a Master's in Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin and a Master’s in Public Health from the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. Born and raised in the Golden State, del Bosque now lives and works in Austin, Texas. Last updated July 2017

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