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Erin Siegal

Contributor through December 2012

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Erin Siegal is part of the Fronteras Desk reporting team, based in San Diego at KPBS. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a Soros Justice Fellow, and a Redux Pictures photographer. She was a 2008-2009 fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Erin is the author of the award-winning book Finding Fernanda, (Beacon Press 2012), which examines organized crime and child trafficking in international adoption between Guatemala and the U.S.

Previously, she wrote a column on public records and government accountability for the Columbia Journalism Review, "The FOIA Watchdog." She's contributed to various media outlets, including Univision, the New York Times, Time, Reuters, Newsweek, O Magazine, Businessweek, Rolling Stone, and more. She lives in Tijuana, Mexico.

When she's not eating tacos or working, Erin can be found along the border at Rancho Los Amigos, riding horses and smoking cigars with her favorite vaqueros.