Alfredo Corchado, Mexico, is the Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News where he covers U.S. policy in Latin America.
Corchado has also worked for the Dallas Morning News in Cuba and Washington. Before joining The News, Mr. Corchado worked in public radio on the border, the Ogden Standard-Examiner in Utah, El Paso Herald-Post and The Wall Street Journal.
His reporting has earned him several awards, including The Maria Moors Cabot award presented by Columbia University and the Elijah Parrish Lovejoy prize presented by Colby College. He was a finalist for the Center For Public Integrity award in Washington for his reporting on Ciudad Juarez and the rise of a Mexican paramilitary group known as the Zetas.
Corchado is a leading reporter on the drug-related violence that continues to dominate the border region and threaten Mexico’s national security and border communities. He served as a 2010 scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington and was a Nieman Fellow in 2009 at Harvard University. He was also a visiting fellow at the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard.
His book, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey was published in 2013, and chronicles Corchado's experiences covering the drug war in Mexico.