Ken Ellingwood in Mexico City
Ken Ellingwood, a Times staff writer since 1992, is based in Mexico City, with responsibility for covering Mexico and Central America. He was previously based in Jerusalem and covered Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He also reported from Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon. Before joining the foreign staff in 2003, Ellingwood was the newspaper's bureau chief in Atlanta, where he covered a six-state swath of the American South. From 1998 to 2002, Ellingwood covered the U.S.-Mexico border, based in San Diego, and is the author of "Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border." He earlier held a number of local beats, from the San Gabriel Valley to police and courts in Orange County, while on The Times staff in Southern California.
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