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Esmy Jimenez



Esmy Jimenez joined KUOW in 2018. She has worked stints in rural Central Washington covering farmworkers, labor and environmental issues. In Seattle, she’s covered the Latino vote leading up to the 2020 election and reported from dozens of protests for racial justice after the killing of George Floyd. Currently as a Reveal investigative fellow, she is examining the intersection of youth incarceration and the immigration system.

Jimenez is a first generation college and high school graduate. She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of Southern California. Before entering the world of journalism, she was an Alaskan farmhand, state park aide and worked in many kitchens and offices. Reach out to her with your news tips at

Location: Seattle

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Professional Affiliations: President of Periodistas Northwest, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalist Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors