María Inés Zamudio


María Inés Zamudio covers immigration for WBEZ. She is an award-winning investigative reporter who is now part of the race, class, and communities team.

Prior to joining WBEZ, she worked for American Public Media's investigative team. She's also worked as an investigative reporter for The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal and Chicago Reporter magazine.

In 2015, Zamudio and a team of reporters from NPR's Latino USA received a Peabody National Award for their coverage of Central American migrants. Zamudio's story was reported from the Mexico-Guatemala border and it focused on the danger women from Central America face while traveling through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, The New York Times, National Public Radio, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo, Univision, among others.