Andean bureau chief/Bogotá, Colombia, Miami Herald
Dudley was born in St. Louis and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s from the University of Texas, Austin. From 1999-2004, he was a freelance reporter in print, radio and broadcasting. He worked mainly in the Andean region and the Caribbean for the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the BBC, and the Boston Globe. He also worked briefly for the Miami New Times. Since 2004, he has been the Miami Herald bureau chief for the Andes in Colombia. He was a recipient of a team award from SPJ for international writing for his series on land mines in Latin America. He also received a team honorable mention from the Overseas Press Club’s Malcolm Forbes Award for a series on China’s impact in South Florida and Latin America. He was a winner in 1997 of a National Security Education Program scholarship to study and write in Colombia for one year. In 2006, the paperback version of his book, “Walking Ghosts: Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia” was published. It is often used in Harvard, University of California, Berkeley, and other university classes in the United States.
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.