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Daisy Contreras

Reporter and Editor

Daisy is the lead editor for the CPB-funded project, “Every 30 Seconds” that explores the young Latino electorate in the United States. For several years, Daisy reported from both rural and urban Illinois, covering politics, business, the economy, education, the census, and how many of these issues intersect with immigrant life.

She was also a part of the Chicago Reporter team that investigated how police misconduct cases are handled. Daisy, a fluent Spanish speaker, also earned a master’s in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Daisy is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a member of the 50 Women in Journalism 2019 inaugural cohort, which is part of Take The Lead’s 50 Women Can Change the World Leadership Program.

Daisy was born in Mexico City and grew up in Chicago. She is fluent in Spanish and wishes to learn another language.

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