Ronny Rojas

  1. Adjunct Faculty

Ronny Rojas is an award-winning Costa Rican investigative journalist. He has spent much of his career working on complex cross-border collaborative projects with newsrooms in the United States and Latin America. He is currently a reporter at Noticias Telemundo, covering Latino communities in the U.S. and stories from Central America.

He was a fellow in the 2019 class of the John S. Knight fellowship at Stanford University, where he explored ideas to create a collaborative network of journalists to do more investigative reporting on immigration.

Previously, he worked as Data and Investigations editor for Univision Noticias Digital in Miami, where he founded the first Spanish language fact-checking platform in the US. He also worked as editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and was part of the investigative unit of Costa Rica’s La Nación newspaper.

His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a national Emmy for outstanding feature story in Spanish, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2017 Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award from the Spanish daily El País and the 2015 Global Shining Light Award, after a five-month cross-border investigation on cigarette smuggling in South America.