Perla Trevizo joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2007 and covers immigration/diversity issues and higher education.
She holds a master’s degree in newswire journalism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas.
In 2011 she participated in the Bringing Home the World international reporting fellowship program sponsored by the International Center for Journalists, producing a series on Guatemalan immigrants for which she won the David Ignatius Award for International Reporting. In 2010 she was selected among 100 applicants to participate in a workshop in Washington, D.C., on immigration coverage sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Previously she received an honorable mention for her story “Families Broken Apart” from the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors.
Prior to coming to Chattanooga, Perla worked in Texas for two of her hometown newspapers, the El Paso Times and El Diario de El Paso, covering politics, courts and immigration issues. She also interned as a translator at Dow Jones Newswire and in the courts section at the news agency Efe in Madrid.
Contact Perla at 423-757-6578 or email@example.com.
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