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Frances Robles

Frances Robles

Correspondent, The New York Times

Frances Robles is an award-winning New York Times correspondent who has covered South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. Her work has included coverage of government collapses in four countries, a civil war, the 2014 U.S.-Mexico border crisis and the Trayvon Martin killing. Her investigation into the shoddy work of a Brooklyn homicide detective led to four murder convictions being overturned and won a 2014 George Polk award.

Robles spent nearly two decades at the Miami Herald, where she was based in Miami, Managua and Bogotá. She was a member of two Pulitzer Prize winning teams, and was a finalist for two more. She is a New York University graduate and a was a JSK Fellow in 2004-2005.