Digital Investigative Data Reporter
Curtis joined the KRQE team in February 2021. Originally from Albuquerque, Curtis went to school in Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Trinity University in Earth Systems Science, with minors in economics and Chinese. While researching everything from earthquakes to home loans, he developed a passion for data analysis. Curtis took this passion to New York University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in Journalism with a concentration in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting.
Previously Curtis has covered all things science, including 100-million-year-old fossils, a syphilis epidemic, and an elephant-labor crisis in Myanmar. He’s reported local issues, such as the challenges of fighting COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation. And he’s written about extra-stellar research on how planetary nebulae form. Now, he’s focused on understanding and exploring his home state through numbers, charts, and graphs.
But it’s not only about the numbers, of course. Curtis knows first-hand that New Mexico’s residents are more than a statistic. So, in all his reporting, he works to highlight the local voices behind the numbers. He loves traveling around the state, meeting residents, and hearing their stories.
In his free time, he loves hiking the Sandia’s, spending too much time in local bookstores and eating green chile chicken enchiladas.