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Elias Funez

The Union’s Multimedia Reporter Elias Funez has over 14 years of on-the-beat reporting experience. While studying fine art photography at Modesto Junior College, Elias was hired as the staff photographer for his hometown newspaper – the Patterson Irrigator – where he spent a total of nine years taking on different roles including; Chief Photographer, Photo Editor, Crime Reporter, Page Designer, and Managing Editor.

Elias also spent two years at The Modesto Bee and Merced Sun-Star as a Multimedia Photojournalist and was part of the team that won the California Newspaper Publisher Association’s (CNPA) General Excellence award there in 2013.

Elias has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including 1st place CNPA awards for Investigative Journalism (2014), and Best News Photo (2014).

Recent Articles

January 19, 2020 - Marching in solidarity: Women’s march continues in Nevada City (PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO)

January 1, 2020 - Taking the New Year’s dip: Polar Plunge becoming annual tradition in Cascade Shores (PHOTO GALLERY)

December 24, 2019 - Ornamental tradition: Margarita’s Christmas ornaments on display (PHOTO GALLERY)

December 19, 2019 - Toys for Tots readies for Saturday giveaway: Gifts for older kids still needed (PHOTO GALLERY)

December 17, 2019 - Impeachment rally strikes Grass Valley: Hundreds show support of impeachment proceedings (PHOTO/GALLERY)

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