What’s the real story on the U.S.-Mexico border? Nexstar to launch 10-day tour

Border Report Tour

Journalists to travel entire southern border from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas

IRVING, Texas (NEXSTAR) ⁠— Starting this Sunday, Border Report will document the lives of people and families living, working and traveling along America’s southern border in a television and digital news series. As part of the launch of our new sister website BorderReport.com, a team of multimedia journalists will be on a border tour featuring exclusive reporting and never-before-seen coverage

The BorderReport.com Tour begins Sunday, Sept. 22 in San Diego, taking viewers on an interactive journey along the U.S.-Mexico barrier that concludes Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Brownsville, Texas. The team of award-winning journalists from Nexstar Media Group will travel approximately 1,700 miles across four states to provide original reporting.

BorderReport.com Tour vehicle

Equipped with Nexstar’s state-of-the-art multi-camera IP vehicle, the Border Report team will be livestreaming on the road and delivering real-time reporting as they make their way from the hustle and bustle of larger cities to the quiet, peaceful border towns tucked been the majestic deserts and protected habitats that surround the Rio Grande. The IP vehicle is equipped with the latest technology to deliver unprecedented footage from the border, including four point-of-view cameras, high-definition (HD) full color and FLIR thermal night vision rooftop cameras.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, over 300,000 people were apprehended at America’s southwest border in 2018 and that number has increased this year as more people and families seek asylum in the U.S. While the complex issue of immigration continues to be hotly debated, the BorderReport.com Tour is designed to avoid politics and deliver objective stories about everyday people who live, work and travel along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Using the Twitter hashtag #BorderReport, digital viewers across 100 Nexstar websites and BorderReport.com users will be able to interact with the team of journalists in reall-time and can ask them questions about their coverage and what they are experiencing on the ground.

Border Tour Journalists:

  • – Julian Resendiz, El Paso correspondent for The Border Report (@JulianDFW)
  • – Sandra Sanchez, South Texas correspondent for The Border Report (@SandraESanchez)
  • – Anna Wiernicki, Washington Correspondent, Nexstar Media Group (@AnnaEWiernicki)

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About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.