Daniel Lizárraga He studied Journalism and Communication at the Facultad de Estudios Superiores (Faculty of Higher Studies) Acatlán, of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Autonomous National University of Mexico), UNAM. -From 1993 to 1997, correspondent for the El Universal newspaper at the State of Morelos, correspondent for the Radio Red Monitor radio station, and finally correspondent for the Reforma newspaper. From 1997 to July 2004, reporter of the national edition of the Reforma newspaper. From August 2004 until July 2005, reporter of La Revista (The Magazine), edited by El Universal diary. From August 2005 until March 2011, Reporter for Proceso magazine. From April 2011 to March 2012, Assistant Director for Information in the site Animal Político. From April 2012 until March 2015, Information Director and then Director of the Special Investigations Unit for the Primera Emisión de Noticias MVS (a radio news broadcast), led by the journalist Carmen Aristegui. At the moment, he is a head of the investigative reporting unit in the civil association called Mexicans against Corruption and Impunity. Since 2010 until today, he has delivered workshops and seminars on both journalistic investigation methodology and the access to public information in Mexico y Latin America. He is currently Professor of the Master in Journalism and Public Affairs, at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), on the area of Social Science Research Methodology applied to Journalism. First Prize in the 2008 edition of the scholarship for developing an Investigative Journalism Project, granted by Radmon House Mondadori publishing house. Honorable Mention in the 2012 edition of the Latin American Conference for Investigative Journalism (COLIPN), with the series of reports titled “El Patrimonio Oculto de Felipe Calderón” (The Hidden Heritage of Felipe Calderón). In 2015, as co-author and coordinator of La Casa Blanca de Peña Nieto report, he won the first prize in the National Award of Journalism (Mexico), the first prize in the FNPI García Márquez Award, and the first prize in the Latin American Conference for Investigative Journalism (COLPIN).
Books “La Corrupción Azul” (The Blue Corruption), a report on corruption and waste of public money during the Mexican presidential transitions under the right wing ex presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón. “La Casa Blanca de Peña Nieto” (Peña Nieto’s White House), an extended report about the 7 million dollar property built for President Enrique Peña Nieto by one of his contractors. The book also includes the story of the censorship the authors suffered, as well as a profile of the contractor, the story of another property of the Treasury Secretary Luis Videgaray built by the same contractor, and a review of President Peña Nieto’s exoneration by his own government.