Nadia Lopez

Nadia Lopez covers Latino issues in the San Joaquin Valley for The Fresno Bee. Before that, she worked as a city hall reporter for San José Spotlight, where she covered politics, government, the housing crisis and homelessness. Her groundbreaking stories have led to shifts in local elections and policy changes. She has won several awards, including two California Journalism Awards in the writing and land-use categories for a story that involved spending the night on an overnight bus that homeless residents used as shelter and for covering displacement in the city’s historic East Side. She grew up in Chula Vista, California, a border town. She received her B.A. from San Francisco State University.

The Fresno Bee

The Fresno Bee is the primary news source for the central San Joaquin Valley, covering a six-county area that is one of the fastest-growing regions in California. The Fresno Bee’s website is the most-visited website in the region, and its mission is to inform and advocate for the enhancement of life in the Valley.