International journalists Angela Kocherga and Alfredo Corchado
Air Dates: May 29-31, 2021
This week's guests on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are international journalists Angela Kocherga, News Director, KTEP-FM, El Paso, and Alfredo Corchado, Mexican Bureau Chief/Dallas Morning News and author of "Midnight in Mexico" and “Homelands.”
Kocherga and Corchado provide a timely update on what is happening at the border, discussing the large numbers of unaccompanied children crossing into this country, as well as the inconsistencies of who is allowed to enter, and who is not.
Corchado, a pioneer in border journalism, has been called the “top American journalist covering Mexico today” and has been awarded many prizes in the field, including the Colby College's Lovejoy Prize for courageous journalism. He is a Neiman, Woodrow Wilson, and Rockefeller Fellow. Corchado was named the 2020 Justice Media Trailblazer by John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Alfredo Corchado is also the author of “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness.” His latest book is "Homelands, Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration." He has been inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.
Angela Kocherga, a seasoned journalist specializing in border issues, serves as news director for KTEP, an NPR Public Radio Station in El Paso. This year she received two Edward R. Murrow Awards, one for best radio documentary, and another for the best hard news report. She served as Border Bureau Chief at Belo Corporation, Borderlands Director for the Cronkite News at Arizona PBS, and Border reporter for the Dallas Morning News. Kocherga has worked at KHOU-TV in Houston, KVIA-TV in El Paso, and covered border news for the Albuquerque Journal's Las Cruces Bureau.