Obed Manuel joined CPR News as an Audience Editor in 2021.

Professional Background:
Obed arrived at CPR after two and a half years of reporting at The Dallas Morning News. His focuses there were stories about immigrant communities, immigration policy, inequality, poverty, local news and the 2020 census. He is best known for his reporting on the case of a U.S. citizen detained by the U.S. Border Patrol for almost a month — a story that gained national attention and was discussed in Congress. He was a member of the inaugural Report for America 2018 class. Prior to that, he was an editor at Central Track, a Dallas news, arts and nightlife publication.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas.

Awards/Recognition:
Obed was part of The Dallas Morning News immigration team that won the 2020 Best of the West contest for immigration and border reporting.