Louis Aguilar is an award-winning business reporter for The Detroit News specializing in the economy and labor. He has worked in Detroit since June 2004.
Aguilar previously worked as a Denver Post business writer, briefly wrote a weekly column called Focus on U.S. Latinos for the Knight Ridder Tribune News Service in the late`90s; wrote for the Washington Post in the mid-`90s and served as a staff writer at Denver’s Westword alternative weekly in the early ‘90s.
Aguilar was the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Latino Film Festival at the National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of American History 1997 to 1999 and is former co-executive director of the Cruzando Fronteras FilmFest in Washington from 1996 to 1997.
Aguilar has won numerous state, city and regional awards, including the 2006 Michigan Excellence in Journalism from the Detroit Press Club, the 2004 Scribes in Excellence Award from the Colorado Association of Black Journalists; the 2003 winner of the Morton Margolin Prize for Distinguished Business Reporting by the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver; and various honors by the Associated Press, Colorado Press Association and Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association for news, business and feature writing.
Aguilar is a graduate of Wayne State University and lives in Detroit.