El Paso region correspondent
Julian Resendiz is a veteran Texas journalist currently working as news producer for KTSM-TV and El Paso correspondent for The Border Report. He was raised in Southern New Mexico and is a graduate of Florida International University and the University of Texas at El Paso.
He started his career as an intern with The Associated Press and worked for The El Paso (Texas) Herald-Post, covering the Mexican border in the 1990s. At the Herald-Post, Resendiz was known for his coverage of Mexican politics and crime, focusing on human-rights abuses and government corruption. He was among the first to report on the serial killings of women in Ciudad Juarez in 1993 and the drug-cartel wars the following years.
As an editor, Resendiz has been in charge of local news in newspapers in Dallas, El Paso and Brownsville, Texas, leading coverage of Latino and immigrant communities and issues. As a reporter he has produced award-winning international reports for Al Dia/The Dallas Morning News on the killing of civilians by the military in Colombia, immigrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border and the struggles of Indian communities in Southern Mexico.
After a two-year stint as editor in chief of El Diario de El Paso, Resendiz retired from the news business in early 2018 to pursue interests in real estate and teaching. However, the human drama surrounding the current migrant crisis brought him back to the newsroom.