Special Congressional Recognition & Congressional Recognition

California Congresswomen Linda Sánchez, 38th District, and Loretta Sánchez, 46th District

9 Golden Mike & L.A. Press Club Awards

Journalist of the Year, Best Reporting, Best Serious Feature, Best Investigative Reporting, Best Series, Best News Special

5 National/Regional Awards

Best Story, Outstanding Coverage of Family Issues, Best Reporting, Mark of Excellence




Patricia Nazario is an accomplished international journalist with 18 awards and notable honors. Her career spans from the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles and hurricane coverage in Central/South Florida, to lower Manhattan in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Her outstanding work of Miami’s Cuban community won South Florida’s leading NPR affiliate, WLRN, its first statewide award.

She freelanced from Buenos Aires during Argentina’s worst-ever social, economic and political crisis, and has traveled extensively across South America -hopscotching the continent. Her body of work includes stories about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Colombia, children working on Ecuador’s remote banana plantations instead of attending school, and American expats thriving in Costa Rica.

Patricia is a U.C.L.A. alumna and holds a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  She’s currently producing an independent film for theatrical release- Masa Revolution: The Backstreet to the American Dream

La Opinión interviewed Patricia about Masa Revolution and loncheras in general:
El periódico La Opinión entrevistó a Patricia sobre su proyecto Masa Revolution: El Callejón hasta el Sueño Americano, y la evolución de las loncheras en general.




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L.A. Press Club

2009 Best Radio Feature

"Reporter had great access to the subjects of her stories. Very good use of sound bites and NATS. Fast-paced and interesting. Judges felt a connection to the family..."

The Council on Contemporary Families

2009 Outstanding Broadcast Coverage

"Moving and informative... The jury appreciated the way the stories challenge stereotypes about parents of children with disabilities and contribute to the debate around spectrum disorders."

NAHJ Ñ Award

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2007 Best Radio Reporting

"...the relationship or lack of understanding between two key groups in the United States is seldom explored, that of the immigrants and the African-American community. This solid piece of reporting not only examines the issue but also leaves you with a lot to think about."

Tracey Eyers

Executive Producer, LX.TV-NBC Open House, Talk Stoop and Special Projects

"Through her work in radio, television and print, she has spent a better part of her life bringing the truth and all sides of a story to the public and fighting for justice."

Jose Rios

KTTV News Director - Retired

"She is smart, hardworking, and a great team player. She is honest, courageous, and dedicated."

Michael Hibblen

News Director at KUAR FM 89.1

"Patricia's dedication to her profession, her intelligence and ability to follow through on important news stories were an asset to our department. On tight deadlines, she could be counted upon to come through with a well-reported, ethically-balanced story."
--Former colleagues at WLRN-FM 91.3

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