Yvonne Latty is the Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at the Institute. She is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004). In Conflict was turned into a theater piece that premiered Off-Broadway. She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, BET.com, The Washington Post and numerous other media outlets. She has been featured in over 100 media outlets including, Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, CNN International, Fox News, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press. She is currently producing and directing a documentary on uranium contamination in Navajo Nation.
Celeste González de Bustamante, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and UA Center for Latin American Studies. Before joining the faculty, González de Bustamante reported, produced and anchored in commercial and public television for more than 15 years. Currently, she teaches journalism reporting courses that focus on the United States-Mexico borderlands. Her research concentrates on the history of news media in Mexico, Brazil, and the US-Mexico border region. Her work has been published in Journalism, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, and Revista Galáxia (PUC-São Paulo). Her book manuscript, “Muy buenas noches: Mexico, Television and the Cold War” is under review.