Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jose Antonio Vargas

Country of origin: Philippines

Jose Antonio Vargas (born February 3, 1981) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist and documentary filmmaker known for his coverage of HIV, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the influence that politics and the Internet have on each other. Raised in the United States from the age of 12, Vargas has worked for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.

To read more about Jose Antonio Vargas,visit his page on Wikipedia. Mr. Vargas has just recently admitted that he is an undocumented immigrant; to find out more about his amazing story see this story at the New York Times. You can also see an interview with Mr. Vargas here on Youtube.

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