UT Energy Journalism Fellow
Lorne Matalon is the Fronteras Desk reporter for Marfa Public Radio/West Texas Public Radio. His stories on the U.S.-Mexico border and Latin America are broadcast on NPR stations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. Recent features focused on Mexican energy reform, the lifting of the ban on the export of U.S. crude oil, and an investigation into land displacement, violence and corruption in connection with a series of pipelines under construction in a 55-mile corridor that lines the U.S. border southeast of Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. For several years, Matalon was based in Mexico City for The World, a co-production of the BBC World Service, Public Radio International and NPR member station WGBH, Boston. Matalon was awarded a 2016 National Edward R Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting for his series, “Borderland Exodus: Towns Near Path of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash of Violence.” He previously worked at NPR member stations in Chapel Hill, NC and Boston; as a television reporter for New England Cable News and CBC Television; and for National Geographic’s online news service. Matalon has a BA in American History from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont and a Masters in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York.