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Manny Fernandez - Los Angeles bureau chief, The New York Times

Born and raised in Fresno, Manny Fernandez graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism.

Immediately following graduation, Manny worked as a reporter with The San Francisco Chronicle for three years before joining the staff of The Washington Post in the summer of 2000. A series he wrote in 1998 on homeless runaways for The San Francisco Chronicle was the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize nominee for feature writing.

Fernandez worked as a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. He has covered a variety of unfolding dramas, from the murders of two students at a university for the deaf to the lingering effects of the anthrax mailings. He also wrote about the history of the White House, rowdy Washington demonstrations and the mood of the city immediately following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

In 2005, Fernandez joined the New York Times as a metro reporter before spending several years in Texas as the Houston bureau chief. He is now the Los Angeles bureau chief for the New York Times.


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