Journalism Experience Author, Journalist, Speaker, Advocate 2008-‐present

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Journalism Experience
Author, Journalist, Speaker, Advocate

2008 -- present
The New York Times, op--ed contributor






2014 -- present
Los Angeles Times, projects and urban affairs reporter covering social and social justice issues 1993 -- 2008
The Wall Street Journal, staff reporter covering social issues, back--up Latin American correspondent
based in NYC, Atlanta and Miami 1982 -- 1986
based in Los Angeles







1988 -- 1993
The Washington Post, summer intern




1981
El Pais (Madrid, Spain), reporter








1980

Major Awards
Pulitzer Prize, Feature Writing, for "Enrique's Journey"




2003
George Polk Award for International Reporting, for "Enrique's Journey"



2002
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Problems of the Disadvantaged,
Grand Prize Winner, for "Enrique's Journey"






2002
Pulitzer Prize finalist in public service category, for "Orphans of Addiction"



1998
George Polk Award for Local Reporting, for series "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California" 1994
Pulitzer Prize for local reporting of spot news (team coverage), presented to the staff of the Los Angeles Times,
for coverage of the first day of the Los Angeles earthquake




1994

Additional Awards
George D. Nickel Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Welfare, University of Southern California 2017
American Heritage Award, American Immigration Council





2016
Golden Door Award, HIAS Pennsylvania







2015
Don and Arvonne Fraser human rights Award






2015
Champion for Children Award, First Focus





2015
Honorary Doctorate, Whittier College







2013
Named one of "40 women who changed the media business in the past 40 years" by Colombia Journalism Review 2012
Honorary Doctorate, Mt. St. Mary's College







2010
Williams College Bicentennial Medal







2004

Book Awards
Enrique's Journey Named `One of the Best Books of the Year' by Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami
Herald, People Magazine and the San Antonio Express News
National Bestseller, Enrique's Journey
Best Latino Book, The Latino Author, for "Enrique's Journey"




2014
California Book Award, Silver Medal, Non--fiction, for "Enrique's Journey"



2006
Christopher Award, for "Enrique's Journey"






2006


Additional Journalism Awards
The Courage Award, Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, John Anson Ford Award
2004
Penn Center USA Literary Award for Journalism, for "Enrique's Journey"



2003
Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, for "Enrique's Journey"





2003
Hispanic Public Relations Assn. Premio Award for Journalism




2003
Mexican American Bar Foundation Community Service Award




2003
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award, Excellence in Print Journalism


2003
National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez--Marquez Award for General Excellence
2003
National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Award, Print Feature Writing, First Place, for "The Boy Left Behind"
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National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Award, Print Non--Deadline Reporting, First Place, for "The Boy Left Behind" 2003
Colombia University Graduate School of Journalism "Let's Do it Better!" Award, for "Enrique's Journey"
2003
The Inter--American Press Assn. IAPA--Features Award, for "Enrique's Journey"



2003
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Problems of the Disadvantaged,
International Print Winner, for "Enrique's Journey"





2002
Overseas Press Club of America Robert Spiers Benjamin Award, Best Reporting in Any Medium on Latin America,
for "The Boy Left Behind"








2002
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, Online Non--Deadline Reporting,
for "Enrique's Journey"








2002
Los Angeles Times Editorial Award, Publisher's Prize






2002
Greater Los Angeles Press Club, Second Place, Journalist of the Year




2002
Greater Los Angeles Press Club, special section, News or Feature, First Place, for "The Boy Left Behind"
2002
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the San Fernando Valley Special Recognition Award,
for "Sobering Facts"








1999
National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS Award, for "Orphans of Addiction"


Greater Los Angeles Press Club, 40th Annual Southern California Journalism awards, feature reporting,
1998
award of excellence for "Orphans of Addiction"





1998
California Women's Law Center Pursuit of Justice Award, for body of work including "Orphans of Addiction"
and "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California"



1998
Aaron Price Child Health and Welfare Journalism Award, Second Place, for "Orphans of Addiction"
1998
California Newspaper Publishers Assn., First Place, Investigative and Enterprise reporting,
for "Orphans of Addiction"








1998
Times Mirror Chairman's Award, for "Orphans of Addiction"





1998
YWCA of Greater Los Angeles Silver Achievement award





1998
American Psychiatric Assn. commendation for outstanding reporting on psychiatric issues,
for "Suicidal Tendencies: When Kids See Death as an Answer"




1998
Life--Time Award, Institute for Suicide Prevention,
for "Suicidal Tendencies: When Kids See Death as an Answer"




1997
Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for best example of good writing, regardless of subject, timelines or deadline.
Presented for "Driven to Extremes: Life in the Antelope Valley"




1996
National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez--Marquez Award for Overall Excellence,
for series "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California"



1995
National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists, Best Print Work Award,
for series "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California"



1995
The Westside Food Bank (Los Angeles), Public Service Award,
for series "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California"


1994
Cameron R. Duncan World Hunger Media Ward for best newspaper,
for series "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California"



1994
Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for best project by an individual or a team,
for series "The Hunger Wars ­ Fighting for Food in Southern California"



1994
Theodore Alford Scholarship for Journalism from the William Allen White Foundation, University of Kansas 1987
Graduate Minority Fellowship by University of California, Berkeley



1986 & 1987
Ellen B. Scripps Fellowship by Scripps--Howard Foundation



1986 & 1987
Mead Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Williams College





1981

Professional Affiliations
Board Member, KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
Board Member, Honduran Threads
Member, Advisory Board, Catch the Next
Member, Advisory Board, Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference, University of North Texas
Member, Journalism and Women Symposium



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Education
Honorary Doctorate, Whittier College







2013
Honorary Doctorate, Mt. St. Mary's College







2010
University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Latin American Studies







1988
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

B.A., History









1982

Languages
English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)


Bibliography

Nazario, S. (2017, July 1). Using Literature to Shatter Our Entrenched Views, Part II. Retrieved from http://blogs.ncte.org/index.php/2017/07/using--literature--shatter--entrenched--views/

Nazario, S. (2017, June 30). Using Literature to Shatter our Entrenched Views, Part I. Retrieved from
http://blogs.ncte.org/index.php/2017/06/using--literature--challenge--entrenched--view--part/

Nazario, S. (2017, April 23). How to secure the border. Spoiler alert: A wall won't do it. Los Angeles Times.

Nazario, S. (2017, February 25). These Are Children, Not Bad Hombres. The government treats unaccompanied minor
immigrants with kindness. Trump may change that. The New York Times.

Nazario, S. (2017, February 09). TEDx Pennsylvania Ave; Solving illegal immigration [For Real]. [Video file]. Retrieved from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA_SUOareNQ&feature=youtu.be

Nazario, S. (2016, August 11). How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer. Programs funded by the United States
are helping transform Honduras. Who says American power is dead? The New York Times.

Nazario, S. (2015, October 10). The Refugees at Our Door. We are paying Mexico to keep people from reaching our
border, people who are fleeing Central American violence. The New York Times.

Nazario, S. (2014, July 11). The Children of the Drug Wars. A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis. The New York
Times.
Nazario, S. (2013, October 14). The Heartache of an Immigrant Family. Most migrants don't want to leave home. The New
York Times.

Nazario, S. (2013, April 10). Child Migrants, Alone in Court. They flee violent gangs, cross the desert, and when they get to
the U.S., have to face a judge alone. The New York Times.

Nazario, S. (2008, March 28). Unions join to organize carwash workers. Los Angeles Times.

Nazario, S. & Smith, D. (2008, March 23). Inspectors find dirt on books at Southern California carwashes. Los Angeles
Times.

Nazario, S. (2007, August 6). No matter what, some sense of loss. A look into open adoption. Los Angeles Times.

Nazario, S. (2007, August 6). Negotiating the difficulties of a delicate pact. A look into open adoption. Los Angeles Times.

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Nazario, S. (2007, August 5). A pioneer in an experiment called open adoption. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2006, February 19). One Door Opens, Another Closes. Revisiting Enrique and his mother. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2006). Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother. New York, NY: Penguin Random House. Nazario, S. (2002, September 29). Enrique's Journey | Chapter One: The Boy Left Behind. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2002, September 30). Enrique's Journey | Chapter Two: Badly Beaten, a Boy Seeks Mercy in a Rail--Side Town. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2002, October 2). Enrique's Journey | Chapter Three: Defeated Seven Times, a Boy Again Faces 'the Beast'. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2002, October 4). Enrique's Journey | Chapter Four: Inspired by Faith, the Poor Rush Forth to Offer Food. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2002, October 6). Enrique's Journey | Chapter Five: A Milky Green River Between Him and His Dream. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (2002, October 7). Enrique's Journey | Chapter Six: At Journey's End, a Dark River, Perhaps a New Life. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1999, March 21). Sobering Facts. Heavy drinking by some Mexican American men is taking a severe toll on families. Cultural sensitivity has held back discussion in the community. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1997, November 16). Orphans of Addiction. Children whose parents abuse drugs live daily with fear, neglect, and helplessness. Some don't survive; for those who do, the inner damage can last a lifetime. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1997, March 09). Children Who Kill Themselves: They are as young as 10 and see life clouded in pain and isolation. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1997, March 09). Material Comforts No Salve for Adolescent Pain. Suicidal Tendencies. When Kids See Death as an Answer. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1996, June 23). Driven to Extremes, Life in the Antelope Valley: Many moved to Palmdale seeking the good life. But when exhausted commuters finally come home, they often find fraying families. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1994, November 20). The Hunger Wars: Fighting for Food in Southern California. Los Angeles Times. Nazario, S. (1993, January 8). Abiding Suspicion. Allegations of Fraud, Malpractice Still Haunt Operator of Hospitals. National Medical Profit Push is Alleged to Have Led to Unneeded Treatment. CEO Calls Charges Unfair. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1992, September 11). Right and Wrong. Teaching Values Makes a Comeback, as Schools See a Need to Fill a Moral Vacuum. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1992, July 15). Crusader Vows to Put God Back Into Schools Using Local Elections. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1992, May 18). A Mother Channels Her Own Anguish Into Hope for Kids. Mrs. Rumph and Volunteers Teach Life Lessons in LA; Spelling Amid the Shooting. The Wall Street Journal.
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Nazario, S. & Jefferson, D. (1991, March 12). A Videotaped Beating Highlights Problems of Los Angeles Police. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1990, September 12). Identity Crisis. When White Parents Adopt Black Babies, Race Often Divides. Some Children Adjust Easily, but Many Feel Alienated, Caught Between Cultures. The Stories of Five Families. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1990, June 7). Is Goddess Worship Finally Going to Put Men in Their Place? Spiritual Movement Reveres Mother Earth and Power of the Female `Energies.' The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1990, April 06). Schoolteachers Say It's Wrongheaded to Try to Teach Students What's Right. Should Public Schools Teach Morality? The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1989, June 27). Many Minorities Feel Torn by Experience of Affirmative Action. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1988, December 29) How a Deputy Stresses Brains Over Brawn In War Against Gangs. Herb Giron Knows His Area of Los Angeles County, Gets Many Crucial Tips. Playing "Monty Hall" Game. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1986, April 2). Medical Malady That Resists Cure: One of 50 Doctors is an Impostor. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1985, January 3). Florida in Winter is No Vacation Paradise for a Cane Cutter. Sugar Growers Import Labor from West Indies to do a `Near Impossible' Job. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1985, April 17.) Troubled Empire. Victor Posner's Group Seems to be Suffering from Financial Strains. A Few Big Firms Flounder; His Style of Management Spurs Some Aides to Quit. But He Moves to Stem Losses. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1983, January 21). South's Ambrosia, Okra Now Is Aimed at Northern Palates: But Spiny Vegetable Suffers from Comparison to Slug; Julia Child Suggests Garlic. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1983, June 7). Yanqui Si. After a Long Holdout, Cubans in Miami Take a Role in U.S. Politics. Economic Success Spurs Step to Assimilate, in Spite of Resolve to Oust Castro. An Unusual Mix of Positions. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1983, June 15). A Onetime Choirgirl Rules as Sex Goddess on Puerto Rican TV. Iris Chacon Has it, Flaunts it, and Makes it Profitable; Coolant Ad Riles the Cardinal. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1984, July 29). Family Spirits. How Bacardi Became the Best--Selling Rum This Side of Havana. The First Ousted by Castro Now Thinks it is Tested by Lifting of U.S. Tariff. A Boon for Barbados Booze? The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1983, December 12). Country--Music Fans Pay Tribute to Idols at Big Theme Parks. Places Are One Way Singers Can Invest Huge Incomes; Conway Twitty's Venture. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1982, December 1). As Student--Loan Default Rules Tighten, Tuskegee's Success Gets a Lot of Attention. The Wall Street Journal. Nazario, S. (1982, December 30). Ghetto Realities. Site of 1980 Miami Riot is Still Down and Out, Despite a Cash Infusion. Joblessness is Even Higher, as Many Businesses Fled; Fear and Crime Abound. New Trouble Erupts Nearby. The Wall Street Journal.
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