I am a journalist in Phoenix. In July 2020, I joined The Associated Press. Previously, I have contributed stories on immigration, border issues and politics to various public radio shows, podcasts and online news outlets.

I am also the coauthor with Terry Greene Sterling of a new narrative nonfiction book that tells the story of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unprecedented local immigration crackdown, the grassroots Latino-led movement that organized against him and sued him for racial profiling, and the battle over immigration enforcement that culminated with a presidential pardon.

DRIVING WHILE BROWN: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance   is now available for preorder where you buy your books. It will be released April 20.

I hope you will join us for our virtual book launch on April 21 with Changing Hands bookstore. We are honored to be joined by Alberto Ríos, Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate and the director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU. Watch this site as we will continue to update with book events.



More about Jude: Previously, I was a journalist fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and reported stories about engaged spirituality. In fall 2019, I was a Suzanne Goodspeed investigative journalism fellow at Northern Arizona University and a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Journalist in New York City.  I was a New Arizona fellow with New America and the Center for the Future of Arizona in 2017 and 2018, and a Logan Nonfiction fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good in fall 2017.

I spent more than six years reporting on immigration, politics and border issues as a Senior Field Correspondent at the Phoenix NPR station, and Fronteras Desk, a collaboration of public media stations in the American Southwest. I helped launch Fronteras Desk in 2010, and initially reported for the project from Las Vegas. I reported on the 2016 presidential campaign in Arizona as part of a partnership between NPR and member stations.

Early in my career, I produced multimedia content in both Spanish and English for The Associated Press as an intern at the Mexico City bureau. My first radio stories aired on KALW in San Francisco and KALX, UC Berkeley’s station.

I’m a graduate of University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Yale University, and a former Fulbright Scholar to Mexico.


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