August 21st, 2010
David Gonzalez was born and raised in the Bronx. He has been an award-winning columnist, foreign correspondent and Metro reporter at the New York Times and Newsweek Magazine. His coverage has ranged from the Oklahoma City bombing, Haiti’s humanitarian and political crises and post-civil war Central America as well as in-depth reports on how Latino immigration is remaking the United United States.
His photographic career began at En Foco, and has continued in recent years at the New York Times, where he has published his overseas and domestic work both in print and in blogs like City Room and Lens. He is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Among his prizes, he earned a 2008 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors for “House Afire,” a groundbreaking series on the life of a struggling Pentecostal storefront church. He also was awarded Columbia University’s Mike Berger Award in May 1992, for his coverage of New York City and its neighborhoods. His feature writing has also been twice honored by Columbia University’s Workshops on Race and Ethnicity.