Mónica Ortiz Uribe

Speaker at the 2019 International Affairs Conference

Mónica Ortiz Uribe is a freelance radio reporter who specializes in covering the U.S.–Mexico border and the American Southwest. She was one of three El Paso–based reporters—all women—to cover a vicious drug war in Ciudad Juárez beginning in 2008. Her coverage included the disappearance and murder of young women in that city. Mónica has also reported on Mexico’s judicial reform, strikes by Mexican factory workers, and water-management issues in the arid Southwest. Her reports on the impact of the Trump administration’s immigration and border enforcement policies air regularly on National Public Radio and Public Radio International.

Mónica graduated with a master’s in journalism from Columbia University in 2018. She has an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Texas at El Paso. To hear some of her recent work, follow this search on Google.