Alfredo Corchado is the Mexico Border correspondent for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, and HOMELANDS: Four Friends, Two Countries and the fate of the Great Mexican Migration. Born in Durango, Mexico, he was raised in California and Texas. He worked the fields of California’s San Joaquin Valley alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers union led by César Chavez. Corchado began his career in journalism at the El Paso Herald-Post, before working for the Wall Street Journal in 1987. He was a 2009 Nieman fellow at Harvard, and has been a Woodrow Wilson, Rockefeller, Lannan, USMEX and IOP fellow, as well as a winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize and the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for Courage in Journalism. He has reported on the reach of Mexican drug cartels into the United States, the plight of Mexican and Central American immigrants in the United States, government corruption on both sides of the border and the debate about immigration. He was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2018. He is also a former director of the Borderlands Program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. He was named Texas Star Reporter of the Year in 2020. Corchado lives between El Paso and Mexico City but calls the border home.