special reporter, Folha de S. Paulo, Sáo Paulo, Brazil (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow)
Davila was born in São Paulo, Brazil and attended Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication. His first journalism position was with Editora Abril in 1988, where he was a writer, editor and reporter. In 1993, he joined Folha de S. Paulo, one of the Brazil’s largest newspapers, as a reporter. He has held positions as cultural editor, New York City correspondent and is now a special reporter for the newspaper. He covered the 2000 U.S. elections, Ground Zero on Sept. 11, and the war in Iraq, for which he was given the Esso Prize, an important Brazilian journalism award. He has written a book about his time in Iraq, called “Baghdad Diary: The War in Iraq Seen from Under the Bombs.”
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.