Mandalit del Barco
American people of Peruvian descent
Mandalit del Barco is an award-winning general assignment reporter for National Public Radio (NPR) born in Lima, Peru. Her stories have been featured on NPR shows; All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition Saturday, and Day to Day. Del Barco has also been published in numerous anthologies.
She began her career as a journalist for the Miami Herald and also spent time working for The Village Voice. She first began working in radio while in New York. She moved to Los Angeles in 1993 from New York City, where she was a reporter for WNYC. Del Barco is known for her hypercorrect pronunciation of Spanish toponyms and proper names.
Del Barco spent the year of 1999-2000 living and working in her native Peru on a Fulbright grant and Knight International Journalism Fellowship. While there
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