Franco Ordoñez covers immigration and the U.S. Department of Labor for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C. He also writes for The Charlotte Observer.
He moved to Washington in 2011 after six years in North Carolina covering immigration and criminal justice and working on investigative projects for The Charlotte Observer. He traveled on assignment to Haiti several times to cover the 2010 earthquake and recovery efforts. He has also worked as a correspondent in Cuba and Mexico for McClatchy Newspapers.
His work on investigative teams looking into unexplained child deaths and the poultry industry has been honored with state and national awards, including the Casey Medal, Gerald Loeb and Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards.
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