Julia Preston


Julia Preston is a journalist and contributing writer for The Marshall ProjectPreston became a national correspondent covering immigration for The New York Times in April 2006.  She was a Times correspondent in Mexico from September 1995 to December 2001.  She was a member of The New York Times staff that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on international affairs for its series that profiled the corrosive effects of drug corruption in Mexico.  She is also a 1997 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for distinguished coverage of Latin America and a 1994 winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanitarian Journalism. Preston is the author, with Samuel Dillon, of “Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy,” 2004, which recounts Mexico’s transformation over three decades from an authoritarian state into a struggling democracy.