Mario Koran


Contributing Reporter,  The Guardian US

Mario Koran, a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow, published stories on barriers to learning in three marginalized school districts in Wisconsin upended by the pandemic for The Guardian US.   Judge

Mario Koran is a contributing reporter for The Guardian US, where he spent a year on the West Coast covering wildfires, protests of police brutality and the impact of Covid-19 on communities of color. Prior to joining the Guardian, Koran was an education reporter for Voice of San Diego. There his stories prompted legislative action and helped unseat a school board president. He has written for The New York Times, The Appeal, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. He holds a B.A. in Spanish literature and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Koran lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. @MarioKoran