Nicole Chavez has covered a wide range of issues for more than a decade as a staff writer at CNN, the Austin American-Statesman and as a student journalist in half a dozen newsrooms in the United States and Mexico.
More recently, she has spent her time reporting about inequality and how people of color, both thrive and struggle. She has reported extensively about the aftermath of the 2019 Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas — the deadliest attack on Latinos in modern history.
Nicole graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism and a Minor in Latin American and Border Studies. She is a former board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, a Chips Quinn Scholar and The New York Times Journalism Institute alumna.
When she is not reporting or editing, Nicole spends her time mentoring young journalists of color, especially first generation college students, traveling with her family or planning her next trip.