Angela Kocherga is news director and a correspondent for public radio station KTEP and contributor for NPR. She has dedicated her career to covering the southwest border and Mexico for public media, leading television stations and digital news sources. She has reported on major stories ranging from the plight of child migrants to the impact of drug violence on families. She has extensive experience reporting on security issues on the border, such as militias, gun running, human smuggling and the border wall. She has earned several awards, including the 2019 Maria Moors Cabot prize from Columbia University for courageous reporting in Latin America , an Edward R. Murrow award for best radio documentary in 2020, and several regional Emmys for her television work. She previously served as Director of the Borderlands Program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and currently co-teaches the multimedia journalism lab with students reporting for “Borderzine” at the University of Texas at El Paso. Angela was born in Mexico City, raised in Guadalajara and grew up on the border in south Texas. She now lives on the edge of West Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua.