francisco aviles pino
francisco aviles pino is a Mexican writer, producer and journalist based in Los Angeles, California, whose work focuses on law enforcement, incarceration, migration, and culture.
They are currently a Producer and Reporter at LAist / KPCC where they are working on three Imperfect Paradise seasons.
They’ve reported on law enforcement, criminal justice movements and incarceration for The Intercept, The Appealand Vogue andrecently covered the Mayoral election for LA Taco. They’ve produced documentaries on movements and technology for Brave New Films and Apple. Francisco also has three poems in the HarperCollins collection “Some Where We Are Human” edited by Reyan Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca.
Born in Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Los Angeles then later Anaheim California, Francisco is a passionate observer who is always thinking and working through the intersections and conflicts between TV, Film, Fine Art, Documentary, Theatre, Participatory Research and poetry.
They are an alum of the Macondo Writers Workshop, the NALAC Institute, the Poetry Foundation's Incubator Fellowship, the Brave New Films fellowship, the Center for Cultural Power's Disruptors Fellowship in Screenwriting, and UCLA where they held several research fellowships.
Frank Stoltze, our civics and democracy correspondent, looks at Villanueva’s tenure as sheriff and asks: How could someone who ran as a progressive reformer end up as a darling of Fox News?
Telling the story of Oscar Gomez was a turning point in the career of KPCC/LAist reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez.