Denise Tejada is Report for America's Service Project Manager. Tejada has over a decade of experience managing and training reporters through a tailored curriculum. She worked with YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) as a Senior Producer and Editor and has worked with several reporters across the country on multimedia stories. Denise was the lead reporter of Trafficked, a yearlong investigation into child trafficking in Oakland. The two-part audio story aired on NPR’s All Things Considered and won a George Foster Peabody Award, Gracie Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. The latest project Denise worked on, 18-to-29 Now: Young America Speaks Up, as an editor won the Edward R. Murrow award. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality with her two daughters and watching true crime shows.
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