Mandalit del Barco Biography
Mandalit del Barco is an American journalist who serves as an arts correspondent based at NPR West. Her stories have been featured on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, among other NPR programs. She reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance, and other topics.
Mandalit del Barco Age
Barco was born in Lima, Peru. She likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 30’s.
Mandalit del Barco Height
Barco stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in. (1.65 m)
Mandalit del Barco Family
Barco was born in Lima, Peru to a Peruvian father and a Mexican American mother and raised in Baldwin, Kansas, and in Oakland, California. However, she has not disclosed more information about her parents to the public yet. It is also not known if Barco has any siblings.
Mandalit del Barco Husband
Barco is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Mandalit del Barco Net Worth
Barco has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Mandalit del Barco Salary
Barco earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mandalit del Barco Education
Barco is a graduate of anthropology and rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Mandalit del Barco Career
Barco is a journalist who serves as an arts correspondent based at NPR West. She produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance, and other topics. She’s covered everything from gangs to Hollywood, police and jails, marijuana, immigration, race relations, natural catastrophes, Latino arts, and urban street culture over the years (including hip hop dance, music, and art). She covers the Oscars and Grammy Awards, as well as the Sundance Film Festival and other events, for NPR every year. She began her journalism career as a reporter, columnist, and editor for the Daily Californian while studying anthropology and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.
All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Alt.Latino and npr.org have broadcast her news reports, feature pieces, and images from Los Angeles and around the world. Barco’s reporting has led her to cities such as Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, and Miami in the United States. Del Barco also went further afield, reporting on the aftermath of the tragic earthquake in Haiti. She has covered street gangs exported from the United States to El Salvador and Honduras, as well as immigrant traffickers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists in Mexico.
Barco profiled tango maestro Carlos Gardel in Argentina, and she covered a feature on balikbayan boxes in the Philippines. Del Barco contributed to NPR’s coverage of the UN Women’s Conference from China. Del Barco produced half-hour radio documentaries about gangs in Central America, Latino hip hop, L.A. Homegirls, artist Frida Kahlo, New York’s Palladium ballroom, and Puerto Rican “Casitas” in addition to covering daily stories.
Barco worked as a reporter for NPR Member station WNYC in New York City before going to Los Angeles. She began her radio career as a member of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon’s production team. Her first experience with radio came when she and her brother won an award for an NPR children’s radio contest when she was a youngster.
Barco has worked in newspapers and magazines as a reporter. She has worked as a freelance reporter and on the staff of The Miami Herald and The Village Voice. She’s written for Latina magazine and reported for Latino USA, a weekly radio show. Her stories have been published in a number of anthologies, including Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories (Vintage Books) and Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers (Vintage Books) (Vintage Books). In the book Droppin’ Science, del Barco contributed to an anthology on rap music and hip hop culture (Temple University Press).
For the book Se Habla Espanol: Voces Latinas en USA, Peruvian writer Julio Villanueva Chang chronicled del Barco’s life and career (Alfaguara Press). She mentors young journalists in the United States and Latin America through NPR’s “Next Generation,” Global Girl, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and on her own.
Barco is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Howard Berkes
- Adrian “Stretch” Bartos
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Deborah Amos
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah