Vicki Adame is a bilingual reporter covering Minnesota’s Latino communities for Minnesota Public Radio, which is based in St. Paul. An award-winning multimedia journalist, Adame has focused on the lives of immigrants and communities of color, especially Latino communities in California and Washington state. Most recently, her work has appeared in Palabra, Latino Rebels, Latino USA, CTLatinoNews, among others, and she has translated articles for El Salvador’s El Faro. Adame holds a master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Her reporting on communities of color in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state earned her two consecutive C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards for Distinguished Coverage of Diversity. Her hometown is Merced, California.
Beat: Hispanic communities in Minnesota
Through personal engagement, this reporter builds trust with Latino communities across Minnesota to produce distinctive stories for and about this fast-growing population. In 1990, the state's Hispanic population was 54,000. Today it is at least 270,000. The reporter will deepen the newsroom's relationships with community members to help identify coverage areas that are important to them. The corps member covers stories not only about immigration but produces solutions-related pieces and profiles that help depict a more complete and nuanced picture of Latino Minnesotans than is currently reflected in mainstream media. Fluency in Spanish and statewide travel are required.