Melissa del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque is a Lannan reporting fellow with Type Investigations. She has written about the U.S.-Mexico border since 1998 for various media outlets, including The Texas Observer, the Guardian, and Time. Her work has also been featured on Democracy Now!, PBS, MSNBC, the BBC, and NPR. She is the author of Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty (Ecco, 2017). In 2016, del Bosque received The Hillman Prize for magazine reporting. In 2015, her series on migrant deaths in South Texas was awarded an Emmy and a National Magazine Award. 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. She has also been honored with the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Del Bosque holds a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, a Master's in Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin and a Master’s in Public Health from the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. Born and raised in the Golden State, del Bosque now lives and works in Austin, Texas. Last updated May 23



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