Maria Zamudio

Maria Zamudio is an independent award-winning investigative reporter. She recently finished a fellowship with the Associated Press-NORC where she studied the economics of aging at the University of Chicago and wrote about the topic for the AP. Prior to the fellowship, she was an investigative reporter for the Commercial Appeal Newspaper in Memphis. She spent several years doing investigative for the Chicago Reporter Magazine. She also spent three years working for daily newspapers in California.

2015, Zamudio and a team of reporters from NPR’s Latino USA received a Peabody National Award for their coverage of Central American migrants. Zamudio’s story was reported from the Mexico-Guatemala border and it focused on the danger women from Central American while traveling through Mexico as they try to reach the United States.

Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, New York Times, National Public Radio, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo, Univision among others.


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February 24, 2018
Accessing the non-FOIAable: Getting data and documents from Cook County and federal courts
Room 521
4:00 p.m.  -  5 p.m.