Injustice Watch hires reporter Carlos Ballesteros

Injustice Watch is excited to announce that reporter Carlos Ballesteros is joining our team next month.

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Carlos Ballesteros

The Chicago native brings a knack for storytelling, a strong investigative skill set, and an intimate knowledge of the city to our newsroom. He starts on June 8.

“Carlos’s talent—and his passion for covering underserved Chicago communities—are two big reasons why we wanted him here,” said Injustice Watch editor Adeshina Emmanuel. “I’m excited to see how he deepens our coverage of the justice system.”

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Carlos arrives at Injustice Watch after two years at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he covered the South and West sides as a Report for America fellow. Before the Sun-Times, Carlos was a breaking news reporter for Newsweek in New York and freelanced for The Nation and In These Times. He graduated in 2017 from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor’s degree in history.

As Injustice Watch approaches our 5th anniversary in July, we’re excited to grow our team and expand our coverage of the justice system and judicial elections.

We’ll share more about Carlos and what he’ll be covering here in the coming weeks. Until then, follow him on Twitter @ballesteros_312, and stay tuned.