Rio Grande Valley Bureau Chief, San Antonio Express-News
The effect of militarization on communities along the U.S.-Mexico border Judge
Aaron Nelsen is the Rio Grande Valley Bureau Chief for the San Antonio Express-News. Previously, he was a Time correspondent and New York Times contributor in Chile. He also worked for Reuters covering the Chilean stock exchange and currency market. Prior to that he was the business editor and education reporter for the Brownsville Herald in Texas and a general assignment reporter for the Temple Daily Telegram in Texas. In the past year, he documented a small group of community activists in the Rio Grande Valley as they worked to save a wildlife preserve from the path of President Trump's border wall. Nelsen also has covered stories on education, government, the environment and immigration. In addition to several other honors, Nelsen has twice received Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.