🌐 Dallas, Texas
Prior to joining Report for America, Obed was an associate editor at Central Track in Dallas, where he was focused on city news/politics and social change movements. He previously worked as managing editor of Latina Lista, where he launched a weekly podcast and wrote on immigration and technology. A graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism at University of North Texas, Obed was a staff writer for the North Texas Daily and a two-time intern at the Dallas Observer. Born in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, Obed now works as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, focusing on the growing population of second-generation Hispanic immigrants and the issues they face. In his first year, not only did he secure his first front-page story, but he also guided high school students from his alma mater to revive the school newspaper. He is continuing this work in his second year with RFA.
Second-generation immigrant communities in North Texas
In print and online, The Dallas Morning News has the broadest reach of any news media outlet in North Texas. The News has a print circulation of more than 200,000 and an online audience of 10.8 million monthly unique visitors. North Texas is one-third Hispanic and will be 50 percent Hispanic by 2050. In his first year, Obed has been covering second-generation Hispanic immigrants in North Texas so their interests will be represented in the Morning News’ journalism and in the area’s institutions.