Mexico Bureau Chief
Angela Kocherga is the Belo KHOU 11 News Border Bureau Chief and covers the southwest border and interior of Mexico on television and online.
Angela reports extensively on the drug war in Mexico and its impact on families on both sides of the border. she has brought viewers stories from Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital.
On the U.S. side, she has covered the buildup of the border patrol, border fence and immigration issues form both Arizona, Texas as well as the interior of Mexico. Her work also includes coverage of trade, tourism, health and other bi-national issues.
Angela began her career with Belo in 1994 at WFAA-TV in Dallas, TX. In 1999, Belo's KHOU-TV in Houston hired Angela to open a Mexico Bureau in Mexico City. During that time, she also worked on stories along Mexico's southern border with Guatemala, Guatemala City and Havana, Cuba.
In 2006, amid concerns about escalating drug violence, border security and immigration, Belo relocated the bureau from Mexico City to the southwest border. Angela is now based in El Paso-Juarez, a midway point for reporting along the border.
Angela has earned several journalism awards for her work in Mexico, including two Emmys for drug war coverage.