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Fred de Sam Lazaro

Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Biography

Fred de Sam Lazaro is executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project, a program that combines international journalism and teaching at the University of St Thomas, in Minnesota, USA. He has served as a correspondent for the Public Broadcasting System's PBS NewsHour since 1985. He also has directed films from India and the Democratic Republic of Congo for the acclaimed documentary series, Wide Angle.

Fred has reported from 62 countries,mostly from the Global South: from Haiti to sub-Saharan Africa to south Asia, with a focus on stories that are under-reported in the mainstream U.S. media. Where possible his reporting seeks solutions-oriented narratives in the coverage of the myriad issues related to poverty and human suffering. As such, he has forged partnerships with many social enterprises that are dedicated to tackling these issues.