Nigel Duara, a national, multi-media journalist, will join CalMatters to cover poverty and inequality issues as part of the California Divide project, a unique collaboration among major state news organizations.

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Duara most recently worked as a Los Angeles-based national and climate correspondent at VICE News Tonight on HBO. Previously, he was a national correspondent based in Phoenix covering border issues for the Los Angeles Times. He also worked for the Associated Press in Portland, Ore. and Iowa City, IA.

Duara will work for CalMatters from Los Angeles where he will be part of an eight-member editorial team assigned to the California Divide media collaboration. The California Divide team includes Marla Cone, who is the hub editor based at CalMatters, and seven reporters embedded throughout California at CalMatters, at La Opinión and at newspapers operated by McClatchy Co., USA Today Network and Media News Group. For more information and stories produced by the project, click here.

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Co-Founder David Lesher is a veteran California journalist and state policy expert. He co-founded CalMatters in 2015 and led the organization as Editor/CEO until December 2018, when he continued to serve...