Lorne Matalon

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Lorne Matalon
UT Energy Journalism Fellow, 2016-2017
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Displacement on the Border: The Tale of Guadalupe

The impact of infrastructure development, published in Harvard's ReVista

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"Mexican Energy Reform in a time of Insecurity"

Lorne Matalon was the invited speaker for the April 6, 2017 UT Energy Symposium.

Lorne Matalon is a journalist whose stories on the U.S.-Mexico border and Latin America are broadcast on NPR stations and international media such as the BBC World Service and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Recent features have focused on Mexican energy reform, the lifting of the ban on the export of U.S. crude oil and a public radio series series that examined 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. That series was chosen for a national Edward R Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting in 2016. His research on that topic was also featured in photo essay for ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, in 2017.

For three 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. He previously worked at NPR member stations WUNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina and WBUR 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. Visit his website to learn more.