Gabriel Arana is editor-in-chief-of the Texas Observer and a contributing editor at The American Prospect. He was previously a contributor at them., features editor at Mic, senior media editor at the Huffington Post, a contributor at Salon, and senior editor at The American Prospect. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Mic, Salon, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, City & State, and The Daily Beast. He has been a guest on television and radio talk shows including MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien, The Dr. Oz Show, PBS Newshour, and NPR's Talk of the Nation. Gabriel holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Yale University. He is a native of Nogales, Arizona and lives in New York City.
2017 Deadline Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Minority Focus (as editor)
2017 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism, Multimedia (as editor)
2017 NLGJA Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism from NLGJA (as editor)
2014 NLGJA Feature Writing Award, First Place (as writer)
2012 The Media Consortium Impact Award (as writer)
2010 GLAAD Media Award, Best Magazine Article (as writer)