Fred de Sam Lazaro
Fred de Sam Lazaro is executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project, a program that combines international journalism and teaching at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has served PBS NewsHour as a correspondent since 1985 and was a regular contributor and substitute anchor for PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. He also has directed films from India and the Democratic Republic of Congo for the acclaimed documentary series, Wide Angle.
Fred has reported from 62 countries: From Haiti to sub-Saharan Africa to south Asia, he has focused on stories that are under-reported in the mainstream U.S. media.
Fred is the recipient of two honorary doctorates, numerous journalism awards, and media fellowships from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Michigan. He serves on the board of Minnpost, an online non-profit Minnesota based news service and also has served on the boards of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota and his alma mater, the College of St Scholastica. Fred was born in Bangalore, India, and lives in St. Paul.