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Teresa Cotsirilos

Immigration reporter

Teresa Cotsirilos is a reporter at KALW, where she covers labor rights and public health in the Bay Area’s immigrant communities. A recipient of the IWMF Adelante Fellowship and the Center for Health Journalism's National Fellowship, she is currently investigating California wildfire cleanups and their impact on immigrant workers’ health and safety.
Prior to joining KALW, Teresa worked as a reporter and occasional host at KYUK, where she covered public safety and climate change in Western Alaska’s indigenous communities. Her work there won seven statewide journalism awards, including Best Investigative Reporting in 2018.
Teresa's work has appeared in the New York Times, Reveal, Weekend Edition, The California Report, the Nation and other publications. She received her M.A. from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where her thesis won the Reva and David Logan Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting. Share news tips with her at immigration@kalw.org.