Mariano Zafra is a senior graphics editor at Reuters Graphics, where he contributes to one of the most awarded teams in the world. Prior to this, from 2019 to 2023, he led the graphic and storytelling team at El País in Madrid. Before that, he spent four years as a graphics reporter for special projects at The Wall Street Journal and started and led the Infographic and Data Visualization Department of Univision News in Miami. Before moving to the United States, Zafra dedicated 14 years to working at two of the most prominent national daily newspapers in Spain: El Mundo and El País.
His work has been recognized with the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award (2021), the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award (2021), and “The Best of Show” at the Malofiej Infographics Awards for the globally recognized visual article “A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air” (featured on Showcase). He has also won more than 40 international awards, including honors from the Society for News Design, NH, and Malofiej.