Endia Fontanez
Endia Fontanez
News Reporter, Phoenix

Endia Fontanez grew up in Peoria and expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. A Barrett, the Honors College student, Fontanez has worked as an editorial intern at AZ Big Media and as a reporter covering arts, culture and community for the State Press.

Latest from Endia Fontanez

Research finds COVID may worsen symptoms of those with Tourette’s

PHOENIX – Researchers are trying to gauge the physical and mental effects of COVID-19 on the estimated 1% of the worldwide population who suffer from Tourette syndrome, a condition characterized by motor and vocal tics.


Transgender patients face uphill battle for care amid discrimination, doctor shortage

PHOENIX – The estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States who identify as transgender face numerous obstacles when seeking health care.


1 in 10 Maricopa County residents have likely had COVID-19, new study finds

PHOENIX – As health experts worry about spiking COVID-19 infections, a study by the Maricopa County health department estimates that 1 in 10 residents may already have had the disease – far more than official counts.


Virtual learning poses unique challenges for Arizona’s 148,000 students in special ed programs

PHOENIX – Arizona students in Individualized Education Programs are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, as are their parents and teachers.


UArizona and partners work to increase colorectal cancer screenings among American Indians

PHOENIX - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among Native Americans, but various groups are working to change that.