Updated On: Jun 20 2012 10:05:27 AM CDT
Angela Kocherga covers the Southwest border and interior of Mexico on air and online for KVIA and Belo Television’s 20 stations and three regional cable networks. Angela has reported extensively on the drug war and its impact on families on both sides of the border. She is the only U.S. reporter to regularly report from Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital.
Her work also includes coverage of immigration, trade and border health issues. She has also reported on Mexico’s democratic transition covering the last three presidential elections and will cover the 2012 race as well.
Angela has worked with Belo since 1994 when she was hired by WFAA-TV in Dallas. In 1999 Belo’s Houston station KHOU hired Angela to open a Mexico City Bureau.
During that time she also reported from Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, Guatemala City and Havana, Cuba.
In 2006, amid concerns about escalating drug violence, border security and immigration, Belo relocated the bureau from Mexico City to the Southwest border. Angela is now based in El Paso-Juarez, a midway point for reporting along the border.
She began her journalism career on the same stretch of border at a public radio station in radio station in El Paso. She has earned several journalism awards for her work in Mexico including two Emmys in 2011 for her coverage of the drug war. She’s a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.