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Roberto Suro

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Roberto Suro

University of Southern California/Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism


Roberto Suro is a professor of journalism at Annenberg School for Communication at USC. Prior to joining the journalism faculty in August 2007, he was director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington D.C. which he founded in 2001 At Pew, Mr. Suro supervised the production of more than 100 publications that offered non-partisan statistical analysis and public opinion surveys chronicling the rapid growth of the Latino population and its implications for the nation as a whole. Mr. Suro began his journalism career in 1974 as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and after tours at the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune, he joined Time magazine, where he worked as a correspondent in the Chicago, Washington, Beirut and Rome bureaus. In 1985, he started at The New York Times and had postings as bureau chief in Rome and Houston. After a year as an Alicia Patterson Fellow, Mr. Suro was hired at The Washington Post as a staff writer on the national desk. He covered a variety of beats, including the Justice Department and the Pentagon, and served as deputy national editor. Coverage of Latinos and immigration to the United States has been a continuous theme throughout his career. He is author of Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America (Vintage, 1999.) He conducts research and writes on the Hispanic population through grant-funded projects and as a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution.

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