Vanessa de la Torre
Vanessa de la Torre is executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, a partnership of eight public media stations producing in-depth news and features throughout New England. Until recently, she covered race, identity and culture for Connecticut Public Radio and the public radio collaborative Sharing America. Previously, Vanessa was a newspaper reporter for the Hartford Courant, where her investigative storytelling on Hartford education won regional and national awards. She also was part of the Courant team that was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. Vanessa grew up in El Centro, Calif., a desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border, and is a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Journalism.