Bio

About Mary Spicuzza:

Mary Spicuzza is a print, multimedia and broadcast journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, St. Petersburg Times, Los Angeles Times, SF Weekly, Alternet, Frontline/World, Asset Recovery Watch, and other newspapers, websites, magazines and media outlets.

Spicuzza has been honored with awards from Investigative Reporters & Editors, The Overseas Press Club, the Florida Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of the East Bay, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Her story “Enter the Dragon Head” was awarded a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Mary Spicuzza traveled throughout Sicily and mainland Italy to report on attempts to build the world’s longest suspension bridge for Frontline/World, and was named a Livingston Awards for Young Journalists finalist for that project.

Matias, a documentary film about a Mexican migrant who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border co-produced by Mary Spicuzza and Claudine LoMonaco, was screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, the Arpa International Film Festival, the Sonoma Valley Film Festival and others. Matias was aired by Frontline/World under the title A Death in the Desert. The film has been honored with awards from Investigative Reporters & Editors and the Overseas Press Club. Mary has continued to document the same family’s story in print and multimedia projects in the years since the original documentary was produced.

Mary Spicuzza currently works as a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison.


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