Laura Wides-Muñoz is a journalist and author. She currently serves as an Executive Editor for News Practices at ABC News in Washington DC. Her debut book, "The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What it Means to be American” (Harper Books: 2018), was named a semifinalist for the 2018 PEN America/John Kenneth Galbraith award for nonfiction literature. Previously, she was based in Miami as VP for Special Projects at Fusion, where she worked on the network’s investigative documentary series, The Naked Truth. Laura began her career covering the end of the civil war in Guatemala and has reported throughout Central America and Cuba. She worked for more than a decade at The Associated Press and was a 2013 Nieman Foundation for Journalism fellow at Harvard University. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Guardian and the Los Angeles Times, among other outlets.