Zamudio is an award-winning investigative reporter. She is the Associated Press-NORC Journalism fellow studying the economics of aging at the University of Chicago. Previously she was part of the investigative team at The Commercial Appeal Newspaper. In 2015, Zamudio and a team of reporters from NPR’s Latino USA received a Peabody National Award for their coverage of Central American migrants. Prior to joining the Appeal, she worked for the Chicago Reporter Magazine covering immigration and labor. Zamudio also spent three years in California working for daily newspapers. She’s a bilingual reporter and blogger with experience producing video and radio stories. She was awarded the Social Justice Reporting Fellowship by the International Center for Journalists in 2014 to investigate sex trafficking in Central America. She has participated in the 2013 NY Times fellowship,2012 Justice in Journalism fellowship, Knight Digital Media Foundation’s 2011 Independent Journalist Fellowship and the 2010 Education Writers Association’s Research and Statistics Fellowship. Zamudio graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007.
Her work has appeared in National Public Radio, The Associated Press, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo, Univision among others.
Zamudio graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007.