Fernanda Santos

Author, Journalist

Fernanda Santos is an award-winning journalist and author who, for five years, wrote about the Southwest for The New York Times. She is the Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Fernanda has reported extensively on border and immigration issues as well as wildfires in the West. Her recent book, “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,” covered the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history and won the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award for Best First Nonfiction Book.