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. In 2021, 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. Last year, Taladrid covered the overturning of Roe v. Wade for the magazine, producing a series of investigative stories on the end of the abortion-rights-era.
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 is a recipient of the American Society of Magazine Editors Next Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by journalists under the age of thirty. Judges described Taladrid as “an empathetic, intrepid reporter, who produces deeply nuanced work. Her stories about socioeconomics and border policy center on people who are often marginalized or overlooked in the political debate.”
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.