Anthony Orozco, Report for America Reporter

Anthony Orozco
Anthony Orozco is the Latino communities reporter for WITF. Anthony joined PA Post in May 2020 as a Report For America fellow and transitioned to WITF in August 2020. He has worked in central Pennsylvania as a journalist, poet and community organizer since graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Cincinnati in 2012.

Latest by Anthony Orozco

Updated: September 28, 2020 | 4:10 pm

One day, two cities, two shootings: While Lancaster protested, Reading was quiet. Roxanne Moore’s brother wants that to change.

Advocates suspect control of information and Moore’s identity affected response

By Anthony Orozco

Berks district attorney: police justified in shooting Reading woman

Investigators say police used reasonable force in firing 16 shots at Roxanne Moore, critically wounding her.

By Anthony Orozco

Pennsylvania Latinos use Hispanic Heritage Month to address pressing issues

City with large Latino populations try to find ways to celebrate the month while also tackling civic responsibilities.

By Anthony Orozco

In wake of police shooting, Lancaster leaders call for more mental health resources from state, county

After protests in the city over the killing of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz, leaders said the city needs more mental health professionals.

By Anthony Orozco

Pennsylvania gun shops struggle to keep firearms, ammo in stock

Gun shop owners and police say civil unrest, the pandemic and the upcoming election are factors in increased gun and ammo sales.

By Anthony Orozco

Latinos, immigrants among those bearing the brunt of the pandemic

Studies and testimonials show that Latinos and immigrants face disproportionate financial and health-related hardships during the pandemic.

By Anthony Orozco

Undocumented in Pennsylvania: An immigration activist stays defiant despite mounting challenges

As the fate of DACA remains up in the air, one young undocumented immigrant is determined to fight for other people like her.

By Anthony Orozco

Activists call on state to extend eviction moratorium; immigrants among most at risk

Immigrant advocates are calling on Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature to extend the moratorium on evictions to 90 days past whenever the emergency declaration in Pennsylvania is lifted.

By Anthony Orozco

State, community groups work to expand voting access for Pennsylvania’s Spanish-speakers

The Spanish-language application comes several months later than what many Latino advocacy groups had originally expected. The threat of litigation against the commonwealth and the counties Berks, Lehigh, Philadelphia was seriously considered. But, the effort between the state and community organizations to roll out them out remained collaborative rather than combative, according to those involved.  

By Anthony Orozco

Updated: August 18, 2020 | 4:32 pm

Berks County Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from the county.

By Anthony Orozco