Melissa del Bosque has covered the US-Mexico border since 1998. She has been an investigative reporter with The Texas Observer since 2008. Her work has been published in national and international media outlets, including TIME magazine, The Guardian, and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. Del Bosque’s work has also been featured in television and radio on Democracy Now!, PBS, Al Jazeera, the BBC and National Public Radio. Through her work along the U.S.-Mexico border, del Bosque has reported on topics including border militarization, the plight of unaccompanied migrant children deported to Mexico and Mexican asylum seekers in the United States. 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. Del Bosque has also been honored with the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland. She is a 2014-15 Lannan Fellow at The Investigative Fund.
Recent Posts by Melissa del Bosque
- April 9, 2015 by Melissa del Bosque, David Mann, Eugenio del Bosque Gómez , Jen Reel, Brad Tyer, Feilding Cage, Kenan Davis, Rich Harris, Nadja Popovich, Kenton Powell, Mae Ryan
This wide-ranging four-part investigative print and multimedia series examines the impact that the current immigration crisis has on those directly affected. Judges called “Beyond the Border” a “masterfully executed” series that takes an abstract issue like immigration policy and “makes it real,” portraying each character as the “complicated individuals that they are, not just the roles they occupy in this epic drama.” Originally published in The Texas Observer and The Guardian in August 2014.
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