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Close Your Laptop — Now

By Jeff Proctor May 24, 2024
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A Fistful of Dollars

By Jeff Proctor May 17, 2024

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NMiF airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. on Channel 5.4.
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About New Mexico in Focus

New Mexico in Focus is NMPBS’ s prime time, hourlong news program exploring the issues, people and events shaping New Mexico and the Southwest.

New Mexico in Focus centers the most important — and oftentimes overlooked — news stories, considering their nuances and examining them with a critical eye to give audiences context beyond headlines and sound bites.

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Our Team at New Mexico in Focus

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Jeff Proctor, Executive Producer

Jeff Proctor has been a journalist in New Mexico since 2002, when he began his career at the New Mexico Daily Lobo, the student newspaper at UNM. He has worked in print, digital, radio and television, with staff posts at the Albuquerque Journal, the Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico In Depth and KRQE-TV. Jeff's work also has appeared in the New York Times, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, KUNM, New Mexico in Focus and elsewhere. With a primary focus on the criminal and civil legal systems in New Mexico, Jeff's journalism has received numerous state, local and national awards. When he's not working, Jeff can usually be found on the golf course.

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Lou DiVizio, Senior Producer

Lou DiVizio has spent a decade working in television news. He began his career in Lansing, Michigan after graduating with a journalism degree from Michigan State University. After that, he spent time in several other markets in the state, producing broadcasts in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. Lou’s work in Flint earned an Associated Press award and received an Emmy nomination. In 2021, Lou and his wife made the move to New Mexico, where he’s enjoyed becoming a part of the state's vast journalism landscape. Lou particularly values KNME's election and legislative coverage, which he led last year through the station's series of Candidate Conversations. Outside of the station, Lou spends quite a bit of time at the Outpost Ice Arena, playing in an adult hockey league and coaching a youth team. 

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Antonio Sanchez, Multimedia Producer/Director

Antonio Sanchez is a producer for the show "New Mexico in Focus." Antonio grew up in Albuquerque and completed a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of New Mexico in 2014. His career began in 2010 at the New Mexico Daily Lobo, where he worked as a reporter, editor, and editor-in-chief. For several years, Antonio covered all things Rio Rancho and Sandoval County-related for the Albuquerque Journal and the Rio Rancho Observer. He also has experience writing about video games and pop culture for Variety, IGN and EGM. Outside of the newsroom, Antonio enjoys playing video games with his wife, listening to music and going on walks with his dog.
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Laura Paskus, Senior Producer of Our Land

Laura Paskus is senior producer of the show, "Our Land: New Mexico's Environmental Past, Present, and Future" on New Mexico in Focus. She is a longtime print, online, radio, and television journalist who reports on climate change, water, energy, military pollution, and other environmental issues. Her 2020 book, "At the Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate" was published by the University of New Mexico Press.