Stephania Taladrid is a contributing writer at The New Yorker, where she covers Latino communities across the United States. She has written on topics ranging from the 2020 Presidential election to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. For her reporting on the fall of Roe v. Wade, Taladrid was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist, won a Whiting Award in nonfiction, and was recognized as a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Public Interest.
In 2022, Taladrid reported and produced “American Scar,” a short documentary on the environmental implications of the border wall, which received a special mention from the jury at the film festival DOC NYC. She has also reported from Latin America and Spain, writing about the legacy of the Franco dictatorship, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, and foreign affairs.
Taladrid grew up in Mexico, the United States, Spain, and France, and earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and, before joining the magazine, she was a political speechwriter.
On May 8th, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced and Stephania Taladrid was recognized as a finalist in National Reporting for her work on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Judges highlighted Taladrid's "sweeping and empathetic reporting on individuals caught in the abortion fight in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico."
On March 29th, the 38th Whiting Awards Ceremony was held at the New-York Historical Society. Every year, the Whiting Foundation recognizes ten writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama on the basis of “early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.” Stephania Taladrid received a Whiting Award in nonfiction.
On February 23rd, the American Society of Magazine editors announced the finalists for the 2023 National Magazine Awards. Established in 1966, the awards honor “the best in print and digital journalism;” Stephania Taladrid was a finalist in the Public Interest category for her coverage on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.