Yesenia Amaro - Health Journalism Fellow
I work as a health care reporter for the Merced Sun-Star newspaper in Merced, Calif. Previously I worked as a Washington education reporter for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Idaho for two years. My first job as a reporter was with La Raza Del Noroeste, a Seattle-area newspaper owned by the Washington Post. Through a partnership the paper established with KUNS-TV, I also worked as a reporter for the TV station and anchored a weekly segment. In 2010, I received a regional award from the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press. In 2008, I worked as an undercover reporter for KOMO-TV, an ABC Affiliate in Seattle, where I helped break a story dealing with a black market of prescription medicine being sold in Hispanic grocery stores. The story received the 2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism and the 2008 Regional Northwest Emmy for Investigative Reporting.