Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward Schumacher-Matos is NPR's ombudsman and an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School. He has spent more than three decades as a reporter and editor and founded four Spanish-language daily newspapers in Texas. He wrote a syndicated weekly column on immigration policy for The Washington Post; was the The Miami Herald's ombudsman; served as the founding editor and associate publisher of The Wall Street Journal's Spanish and Portuguese insert editions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; and reported for The New York Times as Madrid Chief, Buenos Aires Chief, and the paper's NYC economic development reporter. At The Philadelphia Inquirer, he was part of the team that won a 1980 Pulitzer for coverage of the Three Mile Island accident. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt and a MA from Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He emigrated from Colombia as a child and is a Vietnam War veteran.