Ricardo Sandoval-Palos is managing editor at 100Reporters. He is an award-winning investigative journalist and editor whose career has spanned nearly three decades. At National Public Radio, he helped manage the network’s flagship Morning Edition show. Previously, he led global teams of investigative reporters for the Center for Public Integrity, and served as Latin America correspondent for the Dallas Morning News and Knight-Ridder Newspapers. He has written extensively about crime, the bloody battle for supremacy among Mexico’s drug cartels, the serial murders of women at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the rise to power of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Prior to his work abroad, Sandoval-Palos won national recognition for investigations into the savings and loan scandal, the deregulation of public utility companies, and profiteering in the unregulated business of international remittances.
Away from the newsroom, he co-authored of the biography The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement. Sandoval-Palos is president of the board of directors for the Fund for Investigative Journalism, which provides research grants to independent investigative reporters around the world.