Author Monica Ortiz Uribe

Monica Ortiz Uribe

Monica Ortiz Uribe is a freelance reporter based in El Paso, her hometown. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso as a Top Ten senior in 2005 with a degree in History. Prior to returning to El Paso, Monica was a reporter for the Waco Tribune-Herald in Waco, Texas. There she covered minority communities and headed the newspaper's Spanish language publication, Fronteras de la Noticia. Monica's heart belongs to radio. Currently, she reports mainly for National Public Radio. Her stories have appeared on NPR's Latino USA and Day to Day. She also produces for NPR's Mexico City correspondent, Jason Beaubien. You can catch Monica face painting on the weekends, a hobby she's maintained since high school. She's lived in France and Mexico and has traveled as far away as Thailand.