Friday, January 26, 2018

Diana Washington Valdez biography

Diana Washington Valdez
Diana Washington Valdez – Bio

Diana Washington Valdez is an author and veteran journalist with an international presence. She has investigated a variety of subjects (public corruption, drug cartels, violent crime), and over the years received international, national and regional awards and recognitions for her reporting. 

She was invited to more than 30 cities in several countries in North America and Europe to speak about her work. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington, D.C., recognized her with its “Latina Leader in Literature Award.”

She is the author of the investigative books “The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women” (“Cosecha de Mujeres” Spanish version) and is at work on other book-length projects.  She is a weekly guest commentator for Radio Activa in Mexico and was in frequent demand as a featured guest for other radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. 

She has collaborated with numerous publications and documentaries, including “Border Echoes,” and in A&E’s “The Killing Season: Season 2,” and in DVD extra material for the movie “Sicario.”

In March 2016, after retiring from the El Paso Times, she launched her own multimedia company. She is president & publisher of the Digie Zone Network, which publishes digital news products The Digie Zone Express (thedigiezone.com) and Marco Polo 360 (prensa360.com).

She holds a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, both from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an associate’s degree in general studies from Northern Virginia Community College.

During her military service, she was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Cold War Recognition Certificate, among others.

She taught political science at El Paso Community College for 10 years, to include honors students.

You can contact her @ Facebook.com/thedigiezone

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