Freelance journalist based in Bogotá

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Welcome to my website.  Here you can find a brief summary of my background, my work and my adventures. I left behind a job on Houston Chronicle business desk to freelance in Latin America.  I'm interested in stories of any sort. Fixer and freelancer available for hire. 

Bienvenido a mi pagina. Acá encontrarás un breve resumen de mi experience, mi trabajo y mis aventuras. Dejé un puesto en la sección de economía del diario Houston Chronicle en Texas y me vine para Colombia para trabajar como independiente. Me interesan temas de cualquier tipo. 


As seen in:


Recent news

For decades, Colombia battled leftist guerrillas. Now one is a leading presidential candidate.

The Washington Post, May 23, 2018

Colombia border teems as Venezuelans "without anything" flee crisis

Thomson Reuters Foundation, April 21, 2018

Contact me: dylan.baddour at yahoo dot com

My interview on Turkish TV news:

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Background in brief

(Click here for a detailed resume)

Media experience

Freelance reporter (current)

Houston Chronicle (2015-2017) 

Business reporter

Politics reporter

Web desk reporter

PolitiFact Texas (2014-2016)


Intern reporter

StateImpact Texas (2014)

Intern reporter

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (2014-2015)   



The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Journalism; B.A. Latin American Studies (2014)

Rotary International Youth Exchange

Cordoba, Argentina (2009-2010)


American Society of Civil Engineers excellence in journalism award (2017) 

Houston Chronicle Editor's Award (2016, 2017) 

Eagle Scout (2009)