Reynaldo Leaños Jr. is a Producer at Latino USA and is based in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas. Leaños is an award winning journalist who recently covered the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration for Texas Public Radio. While at TPR, his work was frequently featured on NPR’s national news shows like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as NPR’s newscasts.
Prior to joining TPR, Leaños was a freelance journalist in the Rio Grande Valley and in New York City. His work has appeared on PRX’s The World and Global Nation, NBC News, Latino USA and KUT’s Texas Standard.
He has an undergraduate degree from Texas State University, where he studied journalism and international studies. Leaños also has a master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where he specialized in international reporting.