Susan Ferriss has been the Cox News Service's Mexico-based correspondent since the summer of 1997. She has reported widely from Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile.
Before that she was a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner, where she covered general news and immigration. In 1997, she co-wrote a biography, "The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement," which was published by Harcourt Brace.
She also produced an award-winning 1989 documentary film about Mexican migrant farm workers called "The Golden Cage," which aired on PBS stations. In 2004, she won the Overseas Press Club's award for best reporting on Latin America for a series on failed economic reforms in Mexico.
Ferriss has a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Virginia, Japan, California and New York. She is married to Dallas Morning News Mexico correspondent Ricardo Sandoval. They live in Mexico City with their daughter Sofia.