Ana Arana was a Knight International Journalism Fellow who trained investigative reporters in Mexico.
Arana is an investigative journalist with extensive international experience. Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Salon.Com, The Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Daily News, Business Week and the Village Voice. She is a media trainer for various international groups, including the Inter American Press Association and the International Center for Journalists, and has conducted training in Africa, Latin America, and South and East Asia.
In 2003, she was based in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, working with the Open Society Initiative of West Africa, a George Soros foundation. From 1987 to 1993, she worked as a foreign correspondent from Central America and Colombia for The Miami Herald, CBS News and The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reporting on the Central American civil wars and Colombia’s drug wars. She also was a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and an associate producer for KCET-TV in Los Angeles. Arana is a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and San Francisco State University.