Vanessa de la Torre
Vanessa de la Torre is executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, a partnership of 10 public media stations producing spot news and in-depth features throughout New England. The NENC also produces the weekly radio program NEXT. Until recently, Vanessa was a reporter for Connecticut Public Radio and the public radio collaborative Sharing America. Before joining the public media world, Vanessa wrote for newspapers such as 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. She received her master's degree from Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Journalism.