Irene Romulo

Irene Romulo

Irene Romulo is a journalist based in Cicero, Illinois, where she helps run Cicero Independiente, a bilingual news organization she co-founded. Her work centers on immigrants, Spanish-speakers, and organizing efforts. She is a proud City Bureau Reporting Fellowship alum and was a 2020 Voqal Fellow.


The Backstories

The Backstory: Irene Romulo

Irene Romulo discusses how she discovered the ‘gang contracts,’ the challenges of reporting during a pandemic, and the impact her story has had on students in her community.


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