Juan Forero

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Juan Forero is The Washington Post's correspondent for Colombia and Venezuela, having previously been The New York Times' Bogotá bureau chief. He joined the Post in September 2006.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Forero was born in Bogotá to Colombian parents. The family moved to the U.S. at age five, and he was raised there.[1] He received a B.S. in History and Journalism from Marshall University.[2] He studied at Columbia University's graduate school of journalism in 1987-1988 and received a Master's in Journalism.[3]


From 1999 to 2006 he wrote for The New York Times, and was previously a staff writer at the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., Newsday, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.[1] He has also covered other parts of Latin America.[1]

Forero is currently a staff writer for the Washington Post, covering both human interest and political topics. Additionally, Forero has been a South America correspondent for NPR since 2006.[4]

Upon announcing that Forero had been awarded a Maria Moors Cabot Prize for 2012, the School of Journalism at Columbia University called Forero's coverage of Latin America a "reliable constant for those seeking to keep up with news about this interesting and volatile part of the world," saying that "Forero’s keen understanding of both [North and Latin American] cultures permeates his reporting for articles written for the Washington Post and his lively National Public Radio segments."[4]


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