Santiago Ochoa


Reporter Profile

Santiago Ochoa is a bilingual journalist covering health care at WFDD and La Noticia in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before joining WFDD, Ochoa covered healthcare access at the Yakima-Herald Republic in Yakima, Washington for Report for America. Ochoa began his journalism career at the Flint Beat in Flint, Michigan, covering the city’s Latino population—and won top honors in the Michigan Press Association’s feature category. Ochoa studied at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s paper, The Michigan Times. When he’s not working, Ochoa enjoys cross-country trips on his motorcycle, photography and going to the movies.

Beat: Health Care Reporter with a focus on rural and underserved communities

WFDD seeks a journalist to cover health care, particularly in rural and underserved communities. Lack of access to care, language barriers, systemic and inequitable health outcomes, and environmental impacts are challenges facing North Carolinians today. WFDD would like to have a bilingual reporter to highlight these stories. This position would be in partnership with the publication La Noticia to provide this content in both English and Spanish to reach a broad and diverse audience.