Deepa Fernandes

Deepa Fernandes

Deepa Fernandes was born in India, raised in Australia, and earned a master's degree from Columbia University. She is an award-winning journalist who has reported from a dozen countries, from South Africa to Cuba to East Timor-reporting from inside rebel-controlled prisons during a Haitian coup, slum villages in Mumbai, and immigration jails across the United States. Most recently she was the Early Childhood Development Correspondent for KPCC. Prior to Southern California Public Radio, Deepa was a national anchor for the Pacifica Radio network, she founded and ran the national non-profit Radio Rootz that aimed to diversify the ranks of journalism by training new reporters in communities of color, and she was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 2012. She also hosted Wakeup Call, a daily news program on WBAI, 99.5-FM and is the author of Targeted, Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration. Her reporting has appeared in the Village Voice, The Nation magazine, Public Radio International, BBC, ABC, Mother Jones magazine, and more. She has an MA from Columbia University. Last updated July 2017

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