Fernanda Echavarri is a multimedia reporter and producer for Arizona Public Media. She covers immigration, education and public affairs for radio, TV and web.
Echavarri, a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, won a Rocky Mountain Emmy in 2014 for her work as a TV segment producer.
She started her career in print journalism as a reporter for the Tucson Citizen, covering everything from immigration and in-depth pieces to daily breaking news. She then went on to work for the Arizona Daily Star, where she focused on public safety and investigative reporting.
Echavarri, as part of a team of reporters at AZPM, received the Edward R. Murrow Award for radio documentary in 2013. She also received a Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspaper Association in 2011 for her work in a series published in the Arizona Daily Star.
She is a New York Times Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism Changing Face of America Institute. She is also an alumna of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.
Echavarri joined Arizona Public Media in 2011. Her work has been featured on NPR, Latino USA, Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie and other NPR member stations.