Eduardo Cuevas is a freelance reporter for San José Spotlight. Like many other Bay Area workers, he commutes from his hometown of Salinas, California, an agricultural hub located just south of Santa Clara County.
His reporting seeks to highlight people actually affected by policy issues, whether that ranges from city, state or federal governance.
As a former Salinas Californian reporter, Eduardo covered education, immigration, homelessness and agricultural labor in the nation’s salad bowl. He also reported on the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting for the USA Today Network.
He graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in history.
Eduardo is always reminded that his dad, eight tíos and tías, and grandparents used to pick prunes on Pearl Avenue and pears on Zanker Road — among other South Bay spots — back when there were orchards.