Claudia Boyd-Barrett


I'm a Southern California-based freelance journalist with an interest in healthcare, poverty issues, immigration and local government. Currently I write for the California Health Report. In the past, I've worked at the Toledo Blade newspaper in northwest Ohio, the Miami Herald in Florida, and Mexico City’s English-language paper, The News. I have also reported for the NPR station Michigan Radio. I've lived in Mexico and Argentina, and speak fluent Spanish.


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