Hannah Dreier is a reporter covering immigration.
Previously, Hannah served as the AP’s Venezuela correspondent for three years. She moved to Caracas amid a bloody nationwide protest movement and told the story of the country’s unraveling from hospitals, ports and food lines. Her Venezuela reporting won the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, and the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. Her 2016 “Venezuela Undone” series was recognized by the Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Hannah joined the AP in 2012 as a politics reporter in the Sacramento bureau and later covered the business of gambling from glitzy Las Vegas. Earlier, she was a metro reporter for the Bay Area News Group, which includes The Mercury News and East Bay Times. A graduate of Wesleyan University, she is fluent in Spanish and knows which casino games have lowest house edge.