Early life and education
Forero was born in Bogotá to Colombian parents. The family moved to the U.S. at age five, and he was raised there. He received a B.S. in History and Journalism from Marshall University. He studied at Columbia University's graduate school of journalism from 1987–88 and received a Master's in Journalism.
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. He has also covered other parts of Latin America.
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."
In January 2014, Forero became the South America bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal.
- Juan Forero at the 'Washington Post
- "Journalism School Announces 2012 Cabot Prize Winners for Latin America and Caribbean Reporting".
- "Dramatic Olympics pages get recognition -- and so does former Buffalo News reporter Juan Forero". Buffalo News. 3 August 2012.
- "Journalism School Announces 2012 Cabot Prize Winners for Latin America and Caribbean Reporting". Columbia Journalism. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Juan Forero leaves Washington Post for WSJ". Media Moves. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
- Juan Forero contributions at the Washington Post (2006–present)
- Recent and archived news articles by Juan Forero of The New York Times (1999 - 2006)
- Juan Forero contributions for NPR
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