Former elementary and middle school teacher, Claudio Sanchez, is the education correspondent for NPR. He focuses on the "three P's" of education reform: politics, policy, and pedagogy. Sanchez's reports air weekly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines "Morning Edition," All Things Considered, "and "Weekend Edition."
Sanchez joined NPR in 1989 after having served a year as executive producer of the El Paso-based Latin American New Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the US-Mexico border.
From 1984-1988, Sanchez was news and public affairs director at KXCR-FM in El Paso. During that time, he contributed reports and features to NPR's news programs.
In 2008, Sanchez won First Prize in the Education Writers Association's National Awards for Education Reporting for his series, "The Student Loan Crisis." He was named a Class of 2007 Fellow by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. In 1985, Sanchez received one of broadcasting's top honors, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton for a series he co-produces, "Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad." In addition, he has won the Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Best Spot News, the El Paso Press Club Award for Best Investigative Reporting, and he was recognized for outstanding local news coverage by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Claudio Sanchez is a native of Nogales, Mexico, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University, with post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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