Fernanda Echavarri, an award-winning journalist, is an editor/producer for NPR’s Latino USA. Before joining NPR, she was a reporter at Arizona Public Media where she covered immigration, education and public affairs. Fernanda, a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, was born and raised in central Mexico. She started her career in journalism in 2008 working for newspapers in Southern Arizona.
Echavarri received an RFK Human Rights Award in 2017 for her investigative work, was a Peabody finalist and a national Edward R. Murrow Award winner in 2016. She has also been awarded a Rocky Mountain Emmy and a Dori J. Maynard Award from the American Society of News Editors.