John Carlos Frey born in Tijuana, Mexico, is a four time Emmy nominated, Mexican-American freelance investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His investigative work has been featured on 60 Minutes, a three-part series for PBS entitled "Crossing the Line;" several episodes of Dan Rather Reports, "Angel of the Desert," and "Operation Streamline" and Fusion TV. Frey is currently a Fellow at the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute and a special correspondent for The Newshour on PBS.
In 2011 Frey documented the journey of Mexican migrants across the US-Mexico border and walked for days in the Arizona desert risking his own life for the documentary Life and Death on the Border". John Carlos Frey has also written articles for the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Salon, Need to Know online, the Washington Monthly, and El Diario. Frey's documentary films include The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon, The Invisible Chapel, and The 800 Mile Wall. He is the 2012 recipient of the Scripps Howard Award and the Sigma Delta Chi award for his Investigative Fund/PBS reporting on the excessive use of force by the US Border Patrol.