José Luis Paniagua joined EPA Images as Editor-in-Chief in November 2020.
Before starting at EPA, José worked for Agencia EFE for 20 years as a reporter in several Latin American countries, including Argentina and Cuba, until taking on the role of bureau chief for Central America, Venezuela, South Asia, and the Middle East.
He has covered major international news such as the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes, the death and succession of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Rohingyas’ exodus from Myanmar, and the war in Syria.
Born in Salamanca, José is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian. He obtained a Master in International Relations and Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2001 and a Bachelor in Law from the University of Salamanca in 1997.