Mary Triny Zea, Panama, is a journalist with more than a decade of experience.

She works in the investigation unit of La Prensa newspaper in Panama. Zea’s work ranges from environmental issues to the corruption of public funds.

Her reports have been considered "notitia criminis" (grounds for criminal investigation) by Panamanian authorities. Previously, she worked as an economy and business journalist and has also worked for television and radio media. She received Panama’s National Grand Prize of Journalism in 2018, her fifth national press award over her career.

Her work has also received honors from the Forum of Journalists for Expression Freedom. She is a journalist fellow of the Journalism in Latin America research course at Columbia University and the FNPI-Gabriel García Marquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism.