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Roberto Suro

Roberto Suro is a veteran print journalist with extensive experience in foreign, domestic and Washington coverage as a senior staffer for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Prior to joining the School of Journalism faculty in August 2007, he was director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington D.C. which he founded in 2001 as a project of the Annenberg School for Communication. At the Center, Suro supervised the production of more than 100 publications that offered non-partisan statistical analysis and public opinion surveys chronicling the rapid growth of the Latino population and its implications for the nation as a whole. Suro’s journalistic career began in 1974 at the City New Bureau of Chicago as a police reporter, and after tours at the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune he joined TIME Magazine where he worked as a correspondent in the Chicago, Washington, Beirut and Rome bureaus. In 1985 he started at The New York Times with postings as bureau chief in Rome and Houston. After a year as an Alicia Patterson Fellow, Suro was hired at The Washington Post as a staff writer on the national desk, eventually covering a variety of beats including the Justice Department and the Pentagon and serving as Deputy National Editor. Coverage of Latinos and more broadly immigration to the United States has been a continuous theme throughout Suro’s career. He is author of Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America, (Vintage, 1999) as well as numerous reports, articles and other publications on these subjects. He continues to conduct research and write on the Hispanic population through grant-funded projects and as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution.

Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California

Recent and Pending Publications

"Disparities in Health Care information among Latinos." In preparation.

Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey